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Sony sold over 525,000 PlayStation 3s and 160,000 PS Vitas in North America during the week of Black Friday (Nov. 18-24), it has announced.

PlayStation 3 Black Friday bundle sales increased 15 percent, and total PS3 sales including hardware, software, and peripherals grew 9 percent compared to last year.

“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.”


Edit: Sony sold 525,000 PlayStation 3 consoles and more than 160,000 PlayStation Vita units during the Black Friday week (November 18-24), the company announced today. Total PS3 sales (hardware, software, and peripherals) jumped 9 percent year-over-year. Sony saw particular success in Latin America, where year-on-year sales rose 200 percent.


Concerning the PS Vita, this is the first holiday period the device has been on the market, meaning year-over-year sales information is not available. Sony said its $200 Assassin's Creed III: Liberation bundle was especially popular, with major e-retailer Amazon selling through its entire stock in under five hours.

Other popular PS Vita bundles included the Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified and Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes offerings, which sold out at retail during the week, Sony said.

In addition to increased hardware sales, Sony's PlayStation Plus subscription service also saw a jump in membership. PS Plus subscription sales through the PlayStation Network rose 259 percent compared to last year.


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... Does this mean the Vita is undertracked on VGChartz then? Since we've got it at half of that in the US

Edit: And the PS3 undertracked too?

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VGC is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy wrong this time... HEAVY UNDERTRACKED!!!

OOOOOH SNAP. UNDERTRACKED! Good Vita sales and Amazing PS3 sales!

Its funny after the debacle that is the PSABR thread, im sure the numbers are higher for it...

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wooooww!!! MAJOR undertracking!!! vita undertracked by half!! PS3 sales undertracked by about 200K !!

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So we'll have to cancel all the Vita doom threads around here because of the sales results in BF?

Anyway, great PS3 results and nice Vita numbers. I've bought one of these Vita bundles (the US$180 one with Assassin's Creed and PSABR), amazing deals during BF. When we'll have adjustments to the data? It's way off this time.

Well its official Vgchartz tracking has officially tanked

Great results for sony. It's amazing how well the 360 and PS3 are doing this late in the generation

Not bad. PS Plus did good too.


"No one at this point argues against the amazingness of PlayStation Plus, and Sony reports that Plus also saw significant growth. “Sales of PlayStation Plus subscriptions on PlayStation Network increased 259% compared to last year’s Black Friday period,” Sony states, with “customer satisfaction rates for PS Plus… above 95%.”