Sony Pleased with January Sales
January was a good month all-around for the gaming industry, and Sony was not exempt. The PlayStation business made $550 million in North America in January 2007. The PS3 sold 243,554 units (slightly behind the 360 and way behind the Wii) and tie ratios for the PS3 are going up. (A tie ratio refers to how many pieces of software a consumer buys per hardware unit.) PSP sales have been strong too, selling 210,719 units (slightly behind the DS). PS2 hardware sales were 299,352. With supply stabilizing, February will see the first appearance of the PS3 in weekly retailer advertisements.
All good stuff. Though I have to admit that with the recent launch of the PS3 I was hoping that it would outsell its competitors. Oh well.