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PS3 boosts Blu-ray sales by 1000 per cent

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced a huge increase in European Blu-ray disc sales - attributing the rise to the release of PlayStation 3.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced a huge increase in European Blu-ray disc sales - attributing the rise to the release of PlayStation 3.

As reported by Tech Digest, more than 180,000 SPHE films have now been sold in Europe. According to Sony, sales have soared by over 1000 per cent since the PS3 launched in March.

The company also said SPHE titles account for more than 50 per cent of all Blu-ray discs sold in the UK, France and Spain.

"The launch of the PS3 had a tremendous impact on Blu-ray software sales across the board," said Matt Brown, executive VP at Sony Pictures.

"Recent sales figures are a clear indication that the PS3 is seen as an entertainment device."

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