Article written by Alex C.
Published on 29/11/2012 at 10:06 PM.
Microsoft issued a statement earlier in the week confirming a total of 750,000 Xbox 360s shifted across the US-based Black Friday sale weekend. Sony, meantime, remained stoic and silent.
Until today, when they pushed out their own figures which actually aren’t that bad at all. Well, you’ll need to combine the PS3 and the PS Vita to get anywhere close to Microsoft’s numbers, but still.
The numbers? 525,000 PlayStation 3s, and 160,000 PlayStation Vitas. That’s over the week, from the 18th of November through to the 24th. The platform holder said that’s a growth of 9% over last year, if you factor in software and peripherals alongside the console.
“We’re very pleased with the Black Friday sales results, especially the incredible reception for the PS3 and PS Vita bundles,” said Jack Tretton. “The demand was very strong which quickly depleted our inventory across retailers nationwide.”
“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.”
The Vita in particular saw some massive price reductions on Amazon, no doubt contributing to these figures significantly.