PS3, PSP post big numbers in 2007 Holidays
Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) crunched up some big numbers well over the one million unit barrier during the 2007 holiday season with the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3. CEO and President Jack Tretton is elated, and promises more momentum when the PSP gets God of War: Chains of Olympus and Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII. The PS3 is also calling in the cavalry in the form of Metal Gear Solid 4, Killzone 2, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, and more.
The holiday season of 2007 has turned out great for Sony‘s current-generation platforms as the PlayStation Portable and the PlayStation 3 racked up nice sales figures. The Sony PSP sold 1.4 million units, while the Sony PS3 sold 1.2 million in North America.
“The PlayStation brand ended the year in a very strong position and clearly indicates more positive momentum going into 2008,” comments Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) President and CEO Jack Tretton. “We are particularly pleased to have sold through 1.2 million units of PS3 during the holiday selling season.”
“The strong PS3 sales also further establish Blu-rayÂ’s dominant position as the high-definition medium of choice for games and movies,” he adds. “Consumers are clearly responding to the expanding multimedia capabilities and a great line-up of over 200 games.”
Both the PSP and the PS3 trailed rival platforms in total units sold throughout 2007, but Sony is optimistic that it will gain even more momentum in 2008 when big games hit. The Sony PSP is waiting for God of War: Chains of Olympus and Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, while the Sony PS3 is due to receive Metal Gear Solid 4, Killzone 2, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, and more.