Since the release of the PlayStation 3 Slim, and the ‘It only does everything’ campaign, Sony’s console sales have skyrocketed. In 2010, the PlayStation 3 Slim has helped Sony move more consoles than last year â€“ in just six months. By the end of the 2009 fiscal year, Sony expected to sell 13 million platforms. With the results gamers have seen so far, that number is definitely a possibility.
Of course, its recent success isn’t only because of the price drop to $300. A host of triple-a titles including God of War III, Uncharted 2, and Heavy Rain has carried the console into this year. As if those weren’t enough, the PlayStation 3 sports all of those multiplatform titles: like Modern Warfare 2 and Final Fantasy 13.
The discrepancy between the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 is quickly diminishing, and Sony has momentum on its side. But, as with any exclusivity, Natal will play a role in Microsoft’s plan to move 360s. Will PlayStation’s Move be able to support the platform’s recent boost?
The table below, in millions, shows how much this fiscal year’s PS3 sales have compared to last year’s end result.
These numbers show that the PlayStation 3 has been a gaining force in the gaming market, even dating back to early 2009. As seen with Nintendo’s Wii, however, it’s blatant that momentum can be lost at any given time. Obstacles ranging from the looming releases of Mario Galaxy 2 and Metroid: Other M may draw people onto the Nintendo Platform. Natal and Halo: Reach have the supremacy to pull gamers to the 360.
Will Sony be able to keep its momentum? Stay tuned.