Sony PS2 beats PS3 in sales

Saturday, May 23, 2009 Leave a Comment

Sony Playstation 3 found itself beaten out for fifth place by its predecessor, the Playstation 2. According to official April figures released by the NPD Group,

A 50% leap in PS2 sales accounts for the surprising change, an increase likely prompted by the system's price cut on April 1, a move which apparently electrified interest in the nine-year old platform.

The PS3 and PSP posted disappointing results, with the PS3 placing sixth with its worst performance in over 18 months, and the PSP limping in seventh with a total of 116,000 sales -- down over 30% on March's numbers.

The news has revitalized persistent rumors of price cuts for Sony's PS3. The system's base model is between $150 and $200 more expensive than its competitors, the Wii and Xbox 360. Industry news site Gamasutra predicts we'll see a $100 cut in the $400 Playstation 3 announced at the E3 video games trade show in Los Angeles in early June.

So if you're contemplating taking the Playstation plunge -- and with top exclusive superhero thriller Infamous just a week away, we're betting some of you are -- you might well want to hold off and wait to see what June has in store.

[Source: Yahoo! Games]


  • Sunny said:  

    Title should read Sony not snny

  • Manx said:  

    Thanks for pointing out.