Sony sells 440k PS3s in first week of holiday shopping
- Posted December 1st, 2009 at 03:48 EDT by Adam Dolge
- 25 Comments
It is officially the holiday season and Sony has already seen a strong performance in these first few holiday shopping days. According to a statement released this evening, Sony sold more than 440,000 PlayStation 3s last week.
"The 2009 holiday season got off to an amazing start for PlayStation, with all key retailers showing a significant increase for PS3, PSP and key holiday titles over Black Friday and the holiday weekend,” said Patrick Seybold, Sr. Director of Corporate Communications and Social Media. “PlayStation 3 demand was at an all time high with the system selling more than 440,000 units for the week ending 11/29/09.
He went on to state: “In today's economy, consumers are drawn to items that offer the most value for their money, making the PS3 an ideal choice for those who want a comprehensive gaming and entertainment system all in one package. Combine that with exclusive holiday bundles and an extensive software line-up, one that many analysts are calling the best in the industry, with titles such as Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time, UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves, and LittleBigPlanet: Game of the Year, we have no doubt the momentum and demand will continue and consumers will prove that entertainment this holiday season is going to be defined by PlayStation."
With the recent price drop in the PS3, and several hit exclusives, Sony appears in line for a very strong holiday.
- 10:58pm EST - November 30th, 2009
yea the Playstation 3 is the best console ever!!!
- 11:29pm EST - November 30th, 2009
not too surprising that the ps3 sold so well. It's about time imo.
- 12:25am EST - December 1st, 2009
Great news for Sony! It's about time the PS3 started selling well in the US.
- 12:56am EST - December 1st, 2009
this is pretty good to see ps3 picking up some real momentum
- 1:01am EST - December 1st, 2009
Those bundles.... was just... wow
- 1:53am EST - December 1st, 2009
Finally!!! Now if they could only focus on the ps store with more exclusives and better titles. Death to the xbox lol!!!!
- 1:57am EST - December 1st, 2009
I wonder where all the doomsdayers are now from shortly after the launch?
- 3:24am EST - December 1st, 2009
@7, they all bit their tongue and bought a PS3 :)
really though, this is good news. I am glad more people are purchasing this product.
- 3:26am EST - December 1st, 2009
wow so much for the ps3 being a failure of a console
- 3:44am EST - December 1st, 2009
Well its not that good ppl . The wii and ds sold well over one million in one week .
I really want sony to rise again , but it looks like it wont happen anytime soon .
- 4:55am EST - December 1st, 2009
Wii sold 550k this week.
Wii + dS sold 1.5 million :o
- 4:59am EST - December 1st, 2009
The PS3 and XBOX 360 are NOT competing with the Wii. The Wii is not a next gen system. It is last gen with next gen controls. So, cheap last gen crap is still crap.
- 6:34am EST - December 1st, 2009
...That's pretty awesome. Good to see the PS3 FINALLY getting some recognition. People are starting to bite the bullet and buy one. Obviously aided by the price drops Sony have been giving it. Then the fact that the PS3 is the better system (Games are reasonably equal about now, 2010 will change that though), it seems like the logical decision.
- 6:35am EST - December 1st, 2009
The ps3 is catching the xbox360 in america only about 3 million behind in sales now.
- 7:31am EST - December 1st, 2009
I don't think anyone can flaw Sony on there stratergy. Constant updates stops piracy (more profit), rock solid exclusives(even more profit) and producing the best entertainment hub(profit for all).
I know 4 people that bought a PS3 last week and 2 the week before.
- 8:14am EST - December 1st, 2009
i dont give a horses butt about the Wii. No one i ever hang out with bought one and i only care that more ppl buy the PS3 to play online with. as long as that happens im all good and dont need to buy the RROD box
jamesobachand | snake2112
- 9:51am EST - December 1st, 2009
- 10:15am EST - December 1st, 2009
i <3 PS3.......and bagels
- 10:51am EST - December 1st, 2009
go sony, plus after 3 years no one hacked into sony ps3 and psp - 3000 etc etc.
- 11:11am EST - December 1st, 2009
waiting for all the SEGA DREAMCAST games to come out as exclusive digital download for PS store.
bye bye xbox360 :D
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