PS3 Boasts Record Sales

This morning SCEI announced that the Christmas period sales for the PS3 (from the last week of November for 5 weeks) exceeded 3.8 million units, which is, according to the press release, a 76% increase compared to the same period in the previous year. Presumably due to a combination of new styling for the console, a cheaper price point and some killer exclusives, the PS3 “continues to surpass its momentum every year”.

Well, it could only go up, hey, but at least it’s going in the right direction now. Sony have also promised to ensure that the machine continues to deliver throughout 2010, citing God Of War 3, Gran Turismo 5, Heavy Rain and ModNation Racers as key titles for the system, alongside the new Motion Controller (with capitalisation, no less) and mention of 3D stereoscopic games and movies, only possible on the PS3 platform. All good, let’s hope the trend continues.