Reuters is reporting that the Nikkei newspaper has quoted Sony Computer Entertainment President Kazuo Hirai saying that there will be 380 PlayStation 3 titles available by March 2008.

Of these 380, apparently 200 will be software titles and 180 will be available as downloads.

This push is obviously to combat the criticism about the lack of PS3 titles available, one of the factors that has seen poor sales for Sony's next-gen console and allowed rival Nintendo's Wii to outsell the product as much as five-to-one according to some reports.

At the moment there are around 60 PS3 games with about 50 download-only titles available for the PS3 worldwide.

With only 9 months to make this 380 game deadline we would have to see the launch over 40 new PlayStation 3 titles a month.