In a statement issued to Kotaku, Patrick Seybold, SCEA’s senior director of corporate communications, stated that the company still “has many cards yet to deal”, and that the company isn’t disturbed about the recent March NPD Numbers where the PS3 only sold 218k in March.

“We’ve got a confident plan ahead and have many cards yet to deal, so consumers can rest assured there’s a lot to look forward to from PlayStation this new fiscal year.

“The best part of what PlayStation has to offer this year is a relentless string of AAA games. We’ve lined up mass entertainment appeal from the hard core gamer who can’t wait to get their hands on a game like MAG, the industry’s first 256-player shooter, to the casual gamer who wants to take their RockBand skills on the road via the PSP.

“We’re also seeing exciting preliminary numbers for PlayStation 2 with the recent price cut and we couldn’t be more pleased with the continued entertainment value and gameplay the platform provides even in its ninth year.”