Sony has released its Black Friday week sales in North America. The PlayStation 3 sold 525,000 units. This represents a nine percent increase year-over-year when you count software and peripherals. Black Friday bundle sales increased 15 percent. The PlayStation Vita sold 160,000 units.
“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.”
Sony said sales in Latin America increased 200 percent year-over-year. Also PlayStation Plus subscriptions increased 295 percent compared to last year. PlayStation Plus satisfaction rate is now above 95 percent.
PlayStation 3 sales for the week of Black Friday is ahead of the Wii, which sold 300,000 units, and behind the Xbox 360, which sold 750,000 units. The PlayStation Vita was outsold by the 3DS, which sold 250,000 units. However with how poorly the Vita has been selling, this is a good sign for the handhelds first holiday.