Sony has announced that the PS3 sold over 525,000 consoles and the PS Vita over 160,000 during Black Friday week. According to the company’s number-crunching robots, that represents a 15% increase for PS3 bundle sales and a 9% increase over last year for hardware, software, and peripherals sales. Latin America posted the most significant increase, with “year-over-year sales growth increase of 200%.” SCEA President and CEO Jack Tretton noted that the company is “very pleased” with their Black Friday numbers.
The bundle that helped to push the PS3’s numbers was the Ultimate PlayStation Value Bundle, which included a 250GB system, Uncharted Dual Pack, and Infamous collection for $199. The PS Vita was available in three different $199 bundles, the Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation Bundle, which Amazon reported as selling out within five hours, Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified Bundle, and Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Bundle.
“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,” said Jack Tretton, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America. “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.”
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