Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that holiday retail sales of PlayStation 3, during the five weeks following the last week of November 2009, exceeded 3.8 million units worldwide.
According to Sony the PS3 saw a 76 increase in hardware sales compared to the same period last year, marking the highest record sales for PS3 hardware for a holiday period.
“With the release of the new slimmer and lighter PS3 system combined with an exciting line-up of compelling software titles, as well as with the expansion of new content and services on PlayStation Network, with more than 38 million registered accounts worldwide, the PS3 platform continues to surpass its momentum every year and remains on track to further accelerate the growth of its worldwide installed base into 2010,” said the company.
Sony touted titles such as Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Assassin’s Creed II, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Final Fantasy XIII (US and Euro releases take place on March 9) as titles that lead the sales push.
In 2010 the company says that it will “continue to deploy various measures to further expand the PS3 software line-up”. This includes the release of God of War 3, Gran Turismo 5, MAG, Heavy Rain and ModNation Racers.
Mention was also made of Sony “vigorously” enhancing PS3’s network content and services and “tapping into a wider audience through the introduction of a new Motion Controller supported with a variety of software titles as well as delivering outstanding 3D experience in homes with 3D stereoscopic games and movies”.