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Hirai promises 380 PS3 titles in coming year

Kaz Hirai, president of Sony Computer Entertainment, has promised a total of 380 titles for release on the PlayStation 3 before next March.

Kaz Hirai, president of Sony Computer Entertainment, has promised a total of 380 titles for release on the PlayStation 3 before next March.

According to a Reuters report, the company boss told the Nikkei business daily that the massive software push was to help boost slow sales of the next-gen console.

Around 200 of the expected titles will be boxed for retail, while a further 180 games are to be made available over the PlayStation Network.

Hirai told Nikkei that the format holder will work closely with third-party software publishers on promoting new titles with in-store marketing and special events.

The latest Japanese hardware sales supplied by Media Create show that the PlayStation 3 sold 8,776 units for the week ended June 10, compared to 64,529 sales of Nintendo's Wii.

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Matt Martin: Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.
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