PS3 Outsells 360 Last Quarter
Yesterday, we learned that the Xbox 360 sold 2.8 million units last quarter, and that it outsold “every competing console in the U.S. for each of the past four months.” But is victory in the U.S. the same as victory around the world?
No. Sony revealed today that the PS3 sold 3.5 million consoles in the same quarter (the one that ended on September 30). That’s a slight improvement over the same quarter last year, but the much bigger deal is that Sony also moved 35.3 million software units, a huge increase from the 23.9 million sold in the same quarter last year. Microsoft didn’t release total software sales for the quarter, though, so we can’t compare, but that kind of jump has to mean something, especially since Sony had never before moved 30 million PS3 software units in a non-holiday quarter. Looks like the console wars are getting heated.