Sony: North American Q4 2009 PS3 Sales: 1.7 Million

North American Sales Numbers Announced at CES 2010

January 6, 2010 – Kazuo Hirai, the Chairman and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, announced that Sony sold 1.7 million Playstation 3’s during the final quarter of 2009 in North America. The announcement came during Sony’s press event at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today.

Sony’s Playstation 3 enjoyed large sales numbers in part thanks to a strong lineup of exclusive games and its successful, “It only does everything,” ad campaign.

The Playstation 3 featured Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, an exclusive, Terminal Gamer’s Game of the Year, PS3 Game of the Year and Adventure Game of the Year and benefited from the sales of Modern Warfare 2 and Assassin’s Creed II. A price reduction to make it competitive with the Xbox 360 most likely also contributed to the strong sales during the holiday season.

Source: Engadget