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Sony Sold 525,000 PlayStation 3 Consoles During Black Friday Week


Microsoft sold 750,000 Xbox 360s during Black Friday week, but Sony’s PlayStation 3 sales during Black Friday week weren’t too shabby either. Sony report that they sold 525,000 PlayStation 3 consoles during the week of Black Friday, beating out sales of the Wii U during the same period.


For Black Friday, Sony had a 250GB PlayStation 3 system available for $200, with Uncharted 1 and 2 and inFAMOUS 1 and 2 included in the package. Also part of the bundle was a 30-day PlayStation Plus trial.


PlayStation Vita sales, on the other hand, didn’t fare as well. Sony say they sold 160,000 PlayStation Vita systems during Black Friday week. The boost came from three aggressive $200 Vita bundles with either Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified, Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, or Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes included.


For comparison, the Nintendo 3DS sold 250,000 units during Black Friday week and the Nintendo DS sold 275,000 units during the same period. The 3DS was sold with a Super Mario 3D Land bundle for $170. Sony did not provide Black Friday sales figures for the PSP.


PlayStation Plus subscriptions are going well, too, Sony report. PS Plus subscriptions saw a 259% increase as compared to 2011’s Black Friday week, with customer satisfaction rates at over 95%.


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.