The February NPD sales figures revealed a 31% increase from 2009 for the PS3 and Sony is forecasting that trend to continue through March. Despite recent supply shortages, Sony is predicting PS3 sales in 2010 will hit 13 million by the end of March. Patrick Seybold, Sony Computer Entertainment America Senior Director of Corporate Communications, revealed the company is "tracking to sell 13 million PS3s worldwide by the end of March, which marks a 30 percent increase over last fiscal year."
"There continues to be incredible demand for PlayStation 3, but tight inventory is definitely having an impact on recent sales numbers," he said. "The platform is showing no signs of slowing down," says 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."
Another big name release, God of War III, will likely push PS3 sales throughout March.