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Why was the PS3 up YOY in USA during BF week?

Great bundle deals and discounts
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I'm sure you're all aware of the recent news that PS3 did 525k during BF week and the ecosystem (hardware, software, peripherals) was up 9% YOY.  Meanwhile, both Wii and 360 (with Halo 4) are quite a bit down from last year (although 360 still sold incredibly well) and another console with no big exclusives for the holidays, 3DS, was massively down from last year. 

Why was the PS3 such an anomaly this year? Why does it defy gravity? Surely this isn't because of PSAS: Battle Royale...



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I guess it's because of the super slim.



People were waiting for the $200 price tag which only happens once a year!

did they make a bundle that costed 199$ last year?

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pezus said:

Surely this isn't because of PSAS: Battle Royale...


Correct.



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man-bear-pig said:
pezus said:

Surely this isn't because of PSAS: Battle Royale...


Correct.

Indeed, since PSAS is no match for Uncharted 3



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The X360 is facing market saturation which is causing its sales to decrease. The PS3, however, doesn't have market saturation yet and is still experiencing good sales.

man-bear-pig said:
The X360 is facing market saturation which is causing its sales to decrease. The PS3, however, doesn't have market saturation yet and is still experiencing good sales.

What if we take 360 out of the equation and view the PS3 sales in a vacuum? You'd expect it to sell very well but why did the sales even go UP?



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