Microsoft and Nintendo have already revealed how their consoles and handhelds sold over the week of Black Friday. So how did the Playstation 3 and PS Vita do? Sony announced the sale figures for both on Thursday.
More than 525,000 Playstation 3 consoles and 160,000 PS Vitas were sold during the week of Black Friday (Sunday, Nov. 18 to Saturday, Nov. 24). Playstation 3 Black Friday bundle sales increased 15%, and total PS3 sales including hardware, software and peripherals, grew 9% over the same period last year according to Sony.
“We’re very pleased with the Black Friday sales results, especially the incredible reception for the PS3 and PS Vita bundles. The demand was very strong which quickly depleted our inventory across retailers nationwide,” said Jack Tretton, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America. “The PlayStation brand generated significant revenue and year-over-year growth at retail because of our focus on what gamers love most in combining amazing hardware with great games and digital entertainment.”
By comparison, the Wii U sold 400,000 consoles in its debut week that was supply limited and the Wii sold 300,000 units. The Nintendo 3DS pulled in 250,000 in sales while the DS did 275,000. Meanwhile, 750,000 Xbox 360s were sold during the same week.
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