Cut from Hard News today, but I figured I’d give it to ya anyway.
Sony may have denied the 3.0 firmware rumors we talked about on Friday, the PS3 slim, and the price drop many of us are expecting, but one thing they can’t deny is their software sales. Unfortunately PS3 exclusives are selling rather low quantities with only one new property, Resistance: fall of man, breaking a million sales. Uncharted has sold 2.6 million copies worldwide, but included in that number are games that have been bundled with PS3 systems and not off of store shelves. To compare, Gears of War sold a million copies in the first month, and Gears 2 sold 1.56 million units in the first month. Now I didn’t bring this up to bash on sony, but more to ask the same question GameSetWatch.com asked with this study. Has the release of original properties paid off for Sony? The sales would say no, but with sequels like Uncharted 2 coming out this year that could quickly change. Just thought I’d leave you something to think about today