PS3 moves 525K units, PS Vita 160K over Black Friday week

Thursday, 29th November 2012 19:34 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Sony has said over Black Friday week in the US, PS3 moved 525,000 units and PS Vita moved 160,000 units.

Bundle sales increased 15% year-over-year, and total sales of PS3, games, and accessories were up 9% year-over-year, with subscriptions for PS Plus up a whopping 259% year-over-year.

“We’re very pleased with the Black Friday sales results, especially the incredible reception for the PS3 and PS Vita bundles,” said Sony US boss 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 best selling set for Vita was the Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation Bundle which Amazon sold out of in “less than five hours,” while the Black Ops: Declassified and Lego Batman 2 bundles sold out at retailers as well.

Comparatively, Nintendo moved 400,000 Wii U units, Wii moved 300,000, DS 275,000 units and 3DS moved 250,000 units

Microsoft reported Xbox 360 moved 750,000 units and XBL subs jumped 50% year-over-year.



  1. Razor

    Pretty good for PS3, but those Vita numbers still really aren’t that great, considering.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Beta

    Cut the Vita price Sony. It did wonders for the 3DS when it first came out.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. The_Red

    Better than I expected for both (Was predicting 110-120k for Vita and 350-400k for PS3).

    #3 2 years ago
  4. ManuOtaku

    all did pretty good numbers all around, nice to know they come pretty close and all did good, cheers to gamers and the industry.

    #2 and not only that , i know people focus on the price of the vita, but the memory cards as well, in some regions this things costs a lot and dont come in bundles, therefore i price cut on those wont hurt, and my spur some sales in other regions.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. OnionPowder

    For everybody wanting the complete numbers:

    Xbox 360 – 750,000
    PS3 – 525,000
    WiiU – 400,000
    Wii – 300,000
    DS – 275,000
    3DS – 250,000
    PS Vita – 160,000

    #5 2 years ago
  6. monkeygourmet

    Vita to be bundled with PS4?

    Would be similar pricewise to 720 + Kinect 2.

    And it would sort out the PS Vita problems in one fell swoop. That’s right… I said swoop.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Goffee

    !Brian Blessed Voice! The Vita’s Alive?

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Clupula

    Seriously, Sony need to lower the Vita price. They would have destroyed the 3DS if they had matched price when the 3DS dropped. Incredibly smart move by Nintendo and incredibly dumb move to do nothing by Sony. Turned the tide in one move.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. monkeygourmet


    Sony can’t really afford it yet.

    As much as its a cheeky move if your into hardcore cutting edge tech, Nintendo’s stance of making profit out the box is great business sense.

    They can instantly start generating profit, which only grows as parts get cheaper. The Wii was making profits from the off, it’s taken MS and Sony years to catch up hence the crappy long hardware cycle.

    Nintendo could easily release another console in 5 years without too much trouble.

    Another handheld in 2 years, another home console in 5.

    I feel thy have their timing much more locked than Sony or MS. Look how long they held out for with the Wii U because of HD TV adoption rates…

    #9 2 years ago
  10. OlderGamer

    MG +1

    And much stronger sales then I expected. Maybe PSN+ can help keep Sony in this thing.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. woe

    @OnionPowder: Those 750,000 360 sales are for six days only and Saturday isnt included.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. dreamcastnews

    Part of me was hoping to see the PS2 on that list :D on a serious note though, what did the PSP move?

    #12 2 years ago
  13. SlayerGT

    My buddy contributed finally jumping on board the Playstation train getting a ps3 bundle. Also picked up Uncharted 3, GoW Saga, LBP2, and Journey collection. I think he spent like $300 bucks. Also got a free year of plus. I showed him The Last of Us back around E3 and his response was, “…its just a matter of time” (until he gives in) :D

    #13 2 years ago
  14. PEYJ

    Just to clear up: Nintendo slashed the price due to low sales. A necessary move that however had them lose money on the hardware – for the first time ever as I recall. It didn’t turn profit until sometime this year. Nintendo have stated this both last year and this year in reports released to the press.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. loveaya

    Congratulations to Nintendo

    #15 2 years ago
  16. TD_Monstrous69

    Good to see more people taking up Playstation Plus, an excellent value for its price (though I do wish some of the excellent content for Europe subs makes it stateside).

    #16 2 years ago

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