Hirai promises 380 PS3 titles in the coming year

200 boxed, 180 for PSN.

Kaz Hirai, president of Sony Computer Entertainment, has promised a total of 380 titles for release on the PlayStation 3 before next March, GamesIndustry.biz reports.

According to a Reuters report, the company boss told the Nikkei business daily that the massive software push was to help boost slow sales of the next-gen console.

Around 200 of the expected titles will be boxed for retail, while a further 180 games are to be made available over the PlayStation Network.

Hirai told Nikkei that the format holder will work closely with third-party software publishers on promoting new titles with in-store marketing and special events.

The latest Japanese hardware sales supplied by Media Create show that the PlayStation 3 sold 8,776 units for the week ended June 10, compared to 64,529 sales of Nintendo's Wii.

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