The new Playstation in review just arrived in my inbox. There’s a lot of good bullets for Sony to brag about for December. The one that amazed me was the fact that their hardware revenue was higher than Nintendo. People are buying DS Lites like they were cigarettes and Sony still managed to earn more for their hardware division in December. It could have something to do with the PSP, PS2 and PS3 all costing more than Nintendo’s systems. Here’s the skinny straight from Sony:
· December 2007 was the biggest month for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) since launch, with 798K hardware units sold; this represents an increase of 60% over December of last year.
· In December, 1.1 million PSP hardware units were sold; this is an 87% increase in sales over the previous month.
· With a current library of nearly 1,500 games, the PlayStation®2 (PS2) also had an excellent month in December with hardware unit sales reaching 1.1 million units. Also, the PS2 sold more software units than any other console on the market.
· PlayStation total hardware revenue was $714 million in December; surpassing the total hardware revenue of Microsoft and Nintendo.
· PlayStation total software revenue in December was $822 million, sales nearly doubled compared to last month’s sales.
· Six of Eight Major Hollywood Studios Are Now Blu-ray Exclusive: This month, Warner Bros., Hollywood’s biggest seller of DVDs, representing about 18 to 20% of sales in the United States, announced that they will now support Blu-ray exclusively.