Sony Black Friday sales break 685,000
posted on 11.29.12 at 01:53 PM EDT by (@salromano)
PlayStation 3 sells 525,000. PS Vita sells 160,000.

Sony sold over 525,000 PlayStation 3s and 160,000 PS Vitas in North America during the week of Black Friday (Nov. 18-24), it has announced.

PlayStation 3 Black Friday bundle sales increased 15 percent, and total PS3 sales including hardware, software, and peripherals grew 9 percent compared to last year.

“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.”

Additionally, Sony announced that sales of PlayStation Plus subscriptions have increased 295 percent compared to last year’s Black Friday, and satisfaction rates are above 95 percent since it introduced the Instant Game Collection earlier this year.

  • Kazziyan

    Vita had a bundle? o_O

  • Locksus

    Congratz to you, Sony! I hope you’ll get your financial problems solves ASAP.

  • DarthBrian

    Congrats Sony!

    If I wasn’t broke last weekend, I would’ve bought one of them Vita bundles as well. :(

  • RyougaZell

    I bought the White Vita Bundle with Assasins Creed and Playstation All Stars at 179.99. I also had a 10 discount with amazon :)

    • MrKappa

      Wish I had got in on that Amazon deal but I didn’t know about it. :(

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/Stoffinator2008?gl=CA&hl=en Stoffinator

       I picked up the COD one. Mostly cause it was the black Vita. Vita are still sold out around me.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Stoffinator2008?gl=CA&hl=en Stoffinator

    I expected a lot more Vita’s to be sold.

  • Gaara D.Dragon

    What’s the source Sol ? I can’t find anything

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      *Sal

      E-mailed press release.

      • Gaara D.Dragon

        Cool and sorry about Sol !

        • DarthBrian

           OMG what happened to Sol? :(

          • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

            Man, I have no idea what’s going on here.

            • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

              Maybe they are making some kind of joke about Sol Badguy from Guilty Gear?

            • fallen

              Allow me to help. Gaara misspelled your name, then apologized by saying he was sorry about it. His wording, however (“sorry about Sol”), gave DarthBrian the opportunity to create one (1x) humor-joke by pretending as though something happened to some dude named Sol. I hope that this has helped in some small way.

              Do you need me to repeat that?
              ->Yes
                 No

          • zakou

            Poor Sol he will be missed.

          • Barrit

             I wish I had a sol. :(

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    I really wanted to get that vita bundle.

    • DrForbidden

      Wait, you didn’t? o_0

      I thought you would be first in line camping on Amazon for the $180 deal. Mine arrived by UPS yesterday.

      • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

        Believe me, I really wanted to get it. I just didn’t end up having the cash, I spent more money than I would have liked to on Christmas gifts this month.

        I thought I’d be able to manage it, but I ended up having to pay for a few extra things in real life, kinda got stuck being short on funds. I’m hoping to get another shot in December. Especially since I have PS Plus, I’d just need to get the Vita and a good memory card, but don’t get me started on the memory cards (prices+low storage) for the vita. =/

        I really hope you enjoy the Vita though! =)

        • DrForbidden

          I know what you mean. I really broke the bank on the spending this month as well. My credit card bill next month will be astronomical. Hopefully I have enough saved to cover.

          I had actually been planning on the Vita for some time now. I bought a memory card a couple of months back, a portable charger last month. That spread the cost out so I wouldn’t have to spend a massive sum at one go. I had actually been planning to get the Vita in late December/early January, but the Amazon deal was too sweet to pass up. I ended saving a lot over what I would have had to pay if I had bought a local set with warranty and the same game. We don’t even have any good bundles here in Singapore.

          • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

            Hope the credit card bill isn’t too awful. ^^

        • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

          Hey Zero, did not realize that u got a PS3 until now ^^
          Disqus doesn’t support PMs so I’m doing it the old-fashioned way. Might I add you to my PS3 FL? My PSN ID is the same as my nick-name in case you wanna send me a request instead. 

          • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

            Yeah, I actually bought my first PS3 at launch. Currently using a slim model I got a few years ago. (I have a 360 and PS3. Built my PC and I had the Wii, but I gave it to my parents back in like 2009.)

            My PSN ID is Slash789 (Feel free to add me.)

            • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

              I hopped on the PS3 wagon as the White 250 GB Lightning FFXIII LE PS3 got released (had it pre-ordered and it arrived shortly after the Japanese launch). Since then I swapped the HDD for a 750 GB model and I’m a happy PS-gamer ever since.

              request sent. sorry for being late, just checked website updates.

  • MosquitoLemon

    Yeah, see what happens when you do a price drop.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Celes-Sucaciu/100000876995519 Celes Sucaciu

    isn’t that cause sony just had its keys re-leaked?

    • MosquitoLemon

      No, it’s cuz everyone was like, “When the PS3 is $200, I’m gonna get one.” And then that happened, and then they did.

      • fallen

        Yep, that’s what happened with me. Actually, I said I’d get one when it hit $150, but the Uncharted/inFamous pack-ins tipped the scales, since I was at least gonna get Uncharted anyway. Also, there was a $6 copy of Dark Souls sitting around that I couldn’t put back down after I’d picked it up.

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    Good Job Sony

  • EspadaKiller

     Nice! Need more games for the PS Vita to sell though….c’mon release more games!

  • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

    That’s music to my ears. Hardware finally shifting in the West, now more games need to come. Japan already has some bonkers (and perverted) games in the pipeline early next year, so sales should pick up pace once a steady stream of new software is established. 

    I love this little fella and I’m kinda jealous of the gamers who pick it up now at FW 2.0, as it’s a completely different system than it was at launch. Sony improved the OS and its functionality signifacantly.

    • KurisuMakise

      Like Zero, I really wanted that Amazon deal T_T Alas none of my money came in time, so I’ll be waiting just a bit longer. I’ve already got Plus prepared and my eyes on P4G and Virtue’s Last Reward as it is.

  • PrinceHeir

    congrats Sony :P