The PS3's seen year-over-year growth of 42.6 per cent, and 37.2 per cent growth for the months leading into April. Basically, the system's on the up.

“Having just surpassed nine consecutive months of year-over-year growth for PS3 hardware and a revenue increase of 32 percent for PS3 software since last April, we look at today’s earnings as a proof point to our business mode,” said CEO and president Jack Tretton.

“The continued momentum of our brand only further solidifies the value proposition we offer our consumers — we’re providing complete entertainment experiences so our consumers can enjoy what they want, how they want it.

“Later this year, [the brand] will grow to include ground-breaking new innovations such as 3D games and movies, and a whole new kind of motion controlled gaming. Consumers will have a lot of reasons to be entertained this year and we’re confident that PlayStation will be at the heart of bringing these new entertainment experiences to consumers.”

God Of War III finished fifth in the software sales charts, with PS3 game sales making up for 28 per cent of the total sales.