SCEA president Jack Tretton said that sales of the PS3 hardware are "solid" with a 94 percent year-on-year sales boost and an impressive 25 percent increase last month over August's charts. Tretton said:
"If the impressive pre-sale numbers and ratings for LittleBigPlanet, SOCOM: Confrontation, and Resistance 2 are any indication, we anticipate hardware and software sales to continue to lift in October as we officially kick off the broadest and deepest software line-up this holiday, including LittleBigPlanet, SOCOM: Confrontation, MotorStorm: Pacific Rift and NBA '09: The Inside."
However, the recent delay of LittleBigPlanet to an as-of-yet unconfirmed date due to product recalls may significantly affect the hardware's October sales. The FPS sequel Resistance 2 will be available this November 4 and the online multiplayer shooter, SOCOM: Confrontation, is now available for the PS3. Motor Storm: Pacific Rift will be available this October 28 and NBA '09: The Inside is now available.