PS3 console sales grew 76% over Yule

Sony Computer Entertainment reckons it sold over 3.8 million PlayStation3 boxes in the the run-up to Yule.

The sales figures for the five weeks following the last week of November 2009 represent a 76% increase in hardware sales compared to the same period in the previous year.

With the release of the new slimmer and lighter PS3 system combined with a heavy-duty line-up of software titles, as well as with the expansion of new content and services on PlayStation Network, with more than 38 million registered accounts world-wide, the PS3 platform is bubbling away quite nicely, Sony says.

Software (read gaming) is king in this buisness. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves from SCE, Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed II, Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 from Activision, and Final Fantasy XIII from Square Enix Co., Ltd. are the reason the box is doing so well, the company reckons.

Final Fantasy XIII for North America and Europe/PAL territories will be available on March 9, 2010.