Sony Responds to October NPD, inFamous: Festival of Blood Becomes “the Fastest-Selling PS3 Digital Game Ever”

November 11, 2011Written by Sebastian Moss

While the PS3 is catching up on the 360’s install base worldwide, Microsoft’s console has consistently outsold the PS3 in the US, despite price cuts and strong first party software. After a month which saw the 360 shift 143,000 more units than the PS3, Sony have commented on their performance.

Patrick Seybold, Sr. Director of Corporate Communications at SCEA, said:

PlayStation 3 is primed for a great holiday season as this month’s NPD report shows. We’re seeing increased momentum in our 1st and 3rd-party software sales at retail, which are up 5% over last year, and we’re demonstrating the industry’s strongest software line up with blockbusters like UNCHARTED 3, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, Battlefield 3, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and new Move titles Everybody Dance and Carnival Island. On the digital front, we are also pleased to report that inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood is the fastest selling PS3 digital game ever launched on PSN.

We enjoyed the standalone Move-supporting Festival of Blood, so it’s great to see it sell well. But why do you think the PS3 is lagging behind the 360 in the US month after month? Let us know in the comments below.