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Sony Announces Black Friday Sales Numbers

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Posted on November 29, 2012 AT 11:26am

There were some fantastic bundles and sales out there for Black Friday when it came to the PS3 and Vita. So, how did Sony do sales-wise? Today, they’ve answered that question.

According to Sony, 525,000 PS3 bundles were sold over the course of last week—most no doubt during the final days of said week—while 160,000 PS Vita bundles are now in the hands of new owners. Also interesting is PlayStation Plus, which Sony said saw increased Black Friday sales of 259% over last year’s numbers. Of course, I’m sure a lot of that has to do with the timing of the launch of PS+ on the Vita, and just how much more notoriety the service now has overall.

“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,” Sony Computer Entertainment president and CEO Jack Tretton said as part of this announcement. “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.”

So, how does this compare to the other two big gaming hardware manufacturers and their Black Friday numbers? Here’s the full list, in order of sales rankings:

  1. Xbox 360 – 750,000
  2. PlayStation 3 – 525,000
  3. Wii U – 400,000
  4. Wii – 300,000
  5. Nintendo DS – 275,000
  6. Nintendo 3DS – 250,000
  7. PlayStation Vita – 160,000

Did you pick up any new systems thanks to Black Friday? Let us know in the comments below!

Eric L. Patterson, Executive Editor
Eric L. Patterson got his start via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as he can convince them to fit in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights. Stalk him on Twitter: @pikoeri. Meet the rest of the crew.

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