PS3 Software Sales on the Rise

August 9, 2010Written by Kishen Patel

A common generalization, especially earlier on in the PlayStation 3‘s life cycle, was that PlayStation 3 exclusives and PS3 versions of mutliplatform titles just do not sell as well as software for the competing consoles. Unfortunately, once the stereotype was placed, it never quite wore off—until year 2010 that is. With heavy hitters like God of War 3, Heavy Rain, 2009’s Uncharted 2, and even MAG, it appeared that PS3 titles were finally getting the recognition and support that the developers deserved.

This hypothesis is not just a conclusion, however, as told by the Electronic Arts CEO, John Riccitiello, who revealed in a financial report that the PS3 was on the rise leading to stronger game sales.

“This is driven by the Sony PlayStation 3 which is up sharply on its attractive price point,” he added. “Microsoft is also starting to gain traction with its new enhanced Xbox 360 form factor. This trend plays into our strength given our share position on high-definition consoles.”

According to the EA boss, PlayStation 3 software sales have grown 40% in year-over-year comparisons of 2009 and 2010. With Sony platforms being their highest percentage of income a few years ago, EA executives have already spoken kind words towards Sony’s flagship console, so it should come as no surprise that EA rolled out a few exclusive treats to PS3 gamers with Dead Space 2 and Medal of Honor.