Over half a million PS3s sold on Black Friday

  • Posted November 29th, 2012 at 19:38 EDT by Kyle Prahl

Sony Computer Entertainment America has revealed post-Black Friday sales figures for the retail period of November 18 through November 24.

PlayStation 3 struck gold, with Sony reporting a 15% year-over-year increase on Black Friday bundle sales. This factored in to a 9% year-over-year increase of hardware, software, and accessory sales. Sony reports that its Ultimate PlayStation Value Bundle, which included the Uncharted Dual Pack and inFAMOUS Collection alongside a 250GB Super Slim model, quickly sold out at retailers nationwide.

PlayStation Vita enjoyed similar, if less astounding, success. 160,000 PS Vita units were sold during the retail period, while the Assassin's Creed III: Liberation Bundle, Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified Bundle, and LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Bundle all sold out by shopping's end. To add to the excitement, Amazon.com's Lightning Deal for the Assassin's Creed III: Liberation Bundle sold out in less than five hours.

While there are no 2011 sales figures to draw comparisons with, PlayStation Vita seems to have enjoyed a much-needed bout of retail success in the early holiday season. The increased sales push comes alongside a deluge of quality titles, including Persona 4 Golden, Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward, Assassin's Creed III: Liberation, and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. Check out each link for our reviews.

Source: Press release

Kyle Prahl is a PSU senior editor and a Communications student at the University of Minnesota. If you care about PlayStation or the life of a pale Midwesterner, you should follow him on Twitter.
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