Uncharted 2: Among Thieves drives PS3 sales

Jack Tretton Sony Computer America President and CEO has been on his blog bragging about copies of the Playstation3 game Uncharted 2: Among Thieves have been flying off the shelves.

Tretton pointed at recent stats from market watchers NPD which say the game is close to selliing three million copies worldwide.

PlayStation. Tretton said, "was the only company to see consumers in three territories (UK, US and Japan) spending 15% more on PS3 software in 2009 than they did in 2008 – this is while the category as a whole experienced a 9% decline in software sales."

"Games like Uncharted 2: Among Thieves are surpassing our lofty expectations as it outsold the franchise's first PS3 game and is now closing in on three million copies sold worldwide."

Tretton said the promised new new motion controller and 3D gaming would boost demand "later this year".

"We know both will open entirely new doors for you to enhance your gaming experiences and will provide new ways for you to think about interactive entertainment," he said.