Yesterday the NPD numbers were released for February 2010 and it was revealed that PlayStation 3 had sold 360,000 units for the month. While this tally isn’t anywhere near a bad amount, it goes without saying that Sony is capable of pushing a lot more units than this after the recent success this past Holiday season.
One of the reasonings behind the slightly lower number than expected is the confirmed shortage of PlayStation 3s that was revealed in January. Apparently, the console is still suffering from these same shortages and Patrick Seybold, Sr. Director of Corporate Communications, has revealed such.
“There continues to be incredible demand for PlayStation 3, but tight inventory is definitely having an impact on recent sales numbers,” states Seybold. “This year will once again showcase how deep and broad our content offerings are with breakout titles like Heavy Rain, which ranked in the top ten in February with only a week of sales in the month,” he added. “God of War III which will be a multi-million unit seller and hardware driver is launching later this month, followed by ModNation Racers, Gran Turismo 5, SOCOM 4 and many more.”
Though this does explain the low numbers, it makes you wonder how it’s possible to not be able to meet demand when you know the console is flying off the shelves at an alarming rate. It’s understandable for January, but stock should be replenished at a respectful level by February, shouldn’t it? It’ll definitely be interesting to see how well Sony does in March with the release of titles like MLB 10: The Show, God of War III, End of Eternity and Just Cause 2 being released for the console.