November US sales: Sony's spin

Cites "early blockbuster success" for Move.

PlayStation 3 sales were well under half that of Xbox 360 during November, typically the biggest shopping month of the year. What's Sony got to say about that?

"This holiday season PlayStation celebrates," Patrick Seybold told Industry Gamers, deftly ignoring the point but addressing the Call of Duty fuelled growth of the videogame industry as a whole.

"The early blockbuster success of PlayStation Move has undoubtedly helped to pave the way for us as we head into 2011.

"In fact, the strength of Move's technology infrastructure in allowing our developers to make already released titles Move compatible, will help broaden the net of their existing PS3 titles, bringing them to life even further with PlayStation Move.

"We're pleased that consumers continue to look to PlayStation for innovative and unique entertainment experiences.

"As we head into the new year with almost every PlayStation Move SKU in short supply and on allocation," he added, "I think we will continue to see a steady surge of positive growth for our home entertainment offerings simply because customers looking for strong product value, quality entertainment offerings, depth in gaming and content will choose PlayStation."

Seybold went on to boast about upcoming Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception - announced yesterday - LittleBigPlanet 2, Twisted Metal and Killzone 3. Games like those, he said, "will only help continue to solidify our place in the living room".

Sony's PlayStation 3 was sold 530,000 times across North America last month. Not only did that figure pale in comparison with Xbox 360 and Wii, it also represented a 25 per cent drop year-on-year for PS3.

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