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Over 160,000 PS Vitas, 525,000 PS3 Sold During Black Friday Week

With Sony aggressively bundling and price cutting the PS3 and PS Vita during the US' busy Black Friday, hundreds of thousands of gamers have bought themselves a Christmas present they won't regret. - PSLS (PS Vita, PS3)

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Seraphemz  +   1164d ago
Those are great numbers for SONY...
Abash  +   1164d ago
Indeed they are, seems like PS3 and 360 have a very close holiday season this year
doctorstrange  +   1164d ago
Not that it really matters as long as they sell enough for devs to want to make games for them and MS and Sony to release successors.
MadMen  +   1164d ago
Xbox sold 225k more, what math are you using

Very good and much needed numbers for Vita
GribbleGrunger  +   1164d ago
Dear God, VGChartz have wildly undertracked the Vita and the PS3 this week:
kneon  +   1164d ago | Well said

And of course they also over track the 360, so it's business as usual at VGChartz.
GribbleGrunger  +   1164d ago
Who said anything about them 'undertracking' the 360? Can we for once just talk about the subject of this thread on not make assumptions that lead to disharmony.
XB1_PS4  +   1164d ago
I've been waiting for the vita numbers. I bought one of those 160k vitas, but I was still concerned that it wouldn't sell well. I'm satisfied with those numbers.. Now keep em up sony!
ALLWRONG  +   1164d ago
"seems like PS3 and 360 have a very close holiday season this year"

BitbyDeath  +   1164d ago
Sony already announced passing 70million earlier this month so you'd think VGChartz could at least get that right...
Ares90  +   1164d ago
True, but they sell a lot of them at a much cheaper price.
tiffac008  +   1164d ago

Bro, VGChartz can't even make their adjustments right. As you can see their update is not in line with the announcement.


VGChartz makes estimates on consoles SOLD to consumers. Their numbers does not reflect the official SHIPPED numbers which is sold to retailers. So there will be a difference.
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Ju  +   1164d ago
^^ Maybe. But you can't sell more to consumers than you actually ship to
tiffac008  +   1163d ago
^ Was the numbers given by Sony SHIPPED? I thought it was like with MS and Ninty's announcement which were both SOLD to consumers?

Because the numbers announced by MS and Ninty clearly reflects in VGChartz numbers.

This needs to be clarified.
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Anon1974  +   1164d ago
Wow. Surprised that sales were actually up compared to last year. Everyone has seen a decline in the US this year. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think this is the first time we've actually seen a system sell more than last year. This bodes well for the PS3 and Vita this holiday season.

I also think Sony needs to advertise the hell out of PSN+. It's a huge feather in their cap.
Seraphemz  +   1164d ago
Like I said below.. PS+ is amazing, all those games are well worth it.
guitarded77  +   1164d ago
The US is actually in a recovery at the moment, and Black Friday spending is up 14% from last year. Hopefully this trend will keep on through 2013. My family's small business has had it's best year ever, and it's been around since the 60's, so that's good for us. More games for me :D

I agree about advertising. It's common knowledge to us, but most people without a PS3 have no clue what the system offers. Once they find out, it becomes something they're interested in.
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Biggest  +   1164d ago
While the U.S. economy has been on the rebound, darkride66's comment spoke to the sales of consoles. The PS3 is the only console to sell more this year than last during Black Friday. The 360 was down some 210,000 sold. The Wii was down from last year (but the original DS was up) as well. Sony was up 9% from last Black Friday.
vickers500  +   1164d ago
Wish they'd drop the price of the memory cards. They're outrageously overpriced for what they are, I think I even read that they have pretty low speeds compared to the higher end (non proprietary) cards, meaning 80+ is way too much.

The 32gb cards should be $50 at MAX. I'm one of the people who decided to bite on the AC3:L bundle on Black Friday, and while I got a great deal with a ton of games, I'll only be able to play one of them at a time, then delete that game, download something else and then play that.
Simon_Brezhnev  +   1164d ago
Yeah them overprice memory cards pissed me off. I dont know why they dont let you use regular sd cards but probably so it cant be hacked no time soon.

I wanted the AC3 bundle but best buy only offered the COD one. I also had to delete and redownload games just to try them out. Since they gave us that shitty 4gb.
miyamoto  +   1164d ago
I don't think sony or Lexmark will be dropping the memory card prices. i just shopped around for an 8GB memory stick for my PSP and they are just as expensive since 2004.

Going for a generic on Amazon

PSVita 2000 must have Gorilla Glass 2 next year!

PS vita bundles sold out ...hmn that must mean limited supply i hope sony has more stock for Christmas,,,
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Knushwood Butt  +   1164d ago
I'd like them to lower the prices and release a 64GB card.
GraveLord  +   1164d ago
Yup. PS3 up YoY while 360 is down YoY.(by double digits)

Vita sales are great considering how it sold last month.(less than this Black Friday week)
andibandit  +   1164d ago
An interesting way to put it, i guess anything can sound like a positive or negative depending on how you word it. Heres another wording:

Yup, 360 had a less amazing black friday this year, still pwned PS3 sales tho(By double digits).
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DragonKnight  +   1164d ago
Here's a third way of putting it. Going into the holiday season before Black Friday, PS3 was 200K units ahead of the 360. After Black Friday, they are now at an even number with each other.
ritsuka666  +   1164d ago
No, they are bad numbers for Vita. They had massive deals everywhere, and this is the month where there two biggest games for like the next year (CoD and AC) both launched. Sigh...
DarkHeroZX  +   1164d ago
those numbers are extremely high. I was expecting around 70,000 at the most. With vita fighting against the more appealing ps3 and 360 bundles I didn't expect the numbers to be that high. Then you have the Wii U and the 3DS. I in all honesty didn't expect it to sell this much at all.
Buff1044  +   1164d ago
160,000 Vita is good, but Sony needs to have deals like that after the holidays as well. Congrats, 160,000 shoppers picked up an excellent deal, but what will that amount to starting January and throughout 2013?
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   1164d ago
And once again MS wins the black friday holiday numbers.

Good numbers for everyone, but if you have to pick one winner based on numbers, the stats don't lie.

Funny reading people say 360 didn't have more sales then last years black friday. More than likely because so many have a 360 already. But boy did xbox live gold take off again this year.

@axel rose below... do you have any links that state xbox was supposed to outsell ps3 this black friday by 2 to 1 margin? Sounds like you're in damage control.
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CryofSilence  +   1163d ago
Don't rely on VGChartz, though their estimates are generally good; it's their cumulatives that are off. Microsoft announced 70 million sold units about a month prior to Sony announcing the same feat, and the PS3 was handily outselling the Xbox 360 worldwide on a weekly basis for nearly the whole year (and almost every year). Now, since we're approaching Christmas, America universally celebrates it with gifts, unlike non-christain denominations, other countries, etc., so we can expect the Xbox 360 to expand its 100k-300k margin by a bit; however, once the holiday crazy dies down, I predict that the PS3 will finally surpass the 360 worldwide. I like both systems, and I'm glad to see them both doing well. I also find it remarkable that the PS3 matched the 360's sales in a year less. Anyone who says any console failed this generation is just uninformed/trolling. Celebrate that we're heading out of the recession!
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Sev  +   1164d ago
So, the PS3 did better than the Wii U, but fell short of the 360.

Thank god the Vita is picking up. That bundle was too good to pass up.
dbjj12088  +   1164d ago
Halo 4 really held it together for Microsoft his year. And yeah, if I hadn't already got a Vita the bundles available were awesome.
doctorstrange  +   1164d ago
More people should have bought it, great deal.
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Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1164d ago
Yeah, I got the vita during that week. Good to see Vita sales picking up though I was hoping it would sell a bit more.
Highlife  +   1164d ago
Bought one for my son. With ps+ the deal is amazing he will get a boat load of games to play as soon as he opens that present up!
Christopher  +   1164d ago
I'm surprised that bundle only sold as many as it did. Sony should have made that bundle deal up until Christmas. They would actually have a major user base to tell third-parties that they need to start developing some games for it.
ExCest  +   1164d ago
Especially that Amazon Vita deal. Nice deal.
Knight_Crawler  +   1163d ago
Some people do not belive this but you would be amazed on how many people baught a 360 just for MineCraft.

I know its better on the PC but not everyone likes to play on PC.

MS made a smart move by making MineCraft a 360 console exclusive.
decimalator  +   1164d ago
nice, hopefully the trend continues for the Vita
doctorstrange  +   1164d ago
Yeah, they need to keep up momentum
Phil32  +   1164d ago
It would need a steady stream of games for that to happen. One title or one bundle will not do it. That's reality.

Hopefully the people circle jerking and playing Sony corporate cheerleader won't disagree with this comment, but knowing N4G is full of fanboys, I won't surprised if a lot of people do, despite history agreeing with me.
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DragonKnight  +   1164d ago
Your comments are filled with disagrees because you come off as a jerk, it has nothing to do with what you're saying anymore. Maybe if you stopped talking out of your a$$ people would take what you say with more objectivity.
Phil32  +   1163d ago
edit: I'd rather sound like a jerk than sound like a corporate cheerleader.

Methinks you only said I was talking out of my ass not because what I said wasn't true (history actually agrees with me, after all, unlike what most people here are saying), but because I struck a nerve with you. So unfortunate. No need to act so pissy, bud.

You people take your system wars so pathetically seriously.
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DragonKnight  +   1163d ago
See, history actually doesn't agree with you, and no one else does either as evidenced by your complete LACK of agrees (at the time of this writing).

I think you should be asking yourself what is accomplished by being an a$$hat here where you'll just be marked down for trolling or something. What, because you held on to your principles of not saying anything good about the Vita? Oohhh, look at you, aren't you original, aren't you the big man around. Oooh. Pfff. If you really think "we people" take "our system wars" so pathetically seriously (and judging by your tone, that presents some kind of problem for you, or irks you), why participate in discussions that will stick in your craw and bring out the pathetic jerk in you?

Struck a nerve with me? I merely made a statement about your "oh, watch everyone disagree with me because I'm right, I'm so smrt.. I mean smart" remark. If you are seriously that caught up in your own opinion that you think you actually can "strike a nerve" here, then you need to take a vacation to this fantastic place called Outside. It's the most highly recommended vacation spot in the world and there are literally billions of people to interact with. Best of all, it's free. Enjoy.
TrendyGamers  +   1164d ago
Wow, amazing numbers for PS+.
Seraphemz  +   1164d ago
You cant beat PS+... all the games that you get... im loving Gravity Rush on the Vita...
rezzah  +   1164d ago
I almost beat it. wanted to say that passing the middle of the game your powers just become insane, the speed and strength makes you feel really powerful. With that said I still need to increased everything one more time before maxing out all skills.
MasterCornholio  +   1164d ago
I love the golden treatment that Sony gives us with plus.

Or should i say platinum since its worth more than gold.

LOL i kid but plus is a fantastic service.
dbjj12088  +   1164d ago
I hope good things come to the Vita in the next few months. Gotta keep those sales up.
dboyman  +   1164d ago
Good numbers Sony! Now for Boxing Day specials for PS Vita 32 GB memory cards for $50! ;)
ftwrthtx  +   1164d ago
Sounds like the reports of the death of the PS Vita have been greatly exaggerated.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1164d ago
Nope, now the reports are "a small bump in sales during the holidays isn't enough to stop the Vita from it's death." This is "DA TRUTH" we must all accept. We have no right to argue against the speculation-- err I mean truth./s
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Dlacy13g  +   1164d ago
Good on Sony for the solid sales and I am happy to see them actually releasing some numbers for once.
LordMe  +   1164d ago
Glad the Vita saw a boost... Proves the market is there. Just need either

1: More top tier games (P4G and GR are a start, but SS, NGS2+ will do good, and a MH would do great)

2: A price cut... It doesn't NEED one... But they never hurt...
Godchild1020  +   1164d ago
Last week showed that the Value for the price has to be there. 199.99 for a Vita, a game and a memory was a steal for some.

I'm sure the 299.99 bundle will move some numbers, but it takes the consumer to see the Value in it.
a_bro  +   1164d ago
it has to be at least an 8gb or 16gb memory card included as well. phase out the 4gb. i mean seriously. who uses 4gb?
Kur0  +   1164d ago
the 4gb will be phased out just like the 32mb card they would include with launch PSPs.
portal_2  +   1164d ago
Yup, Sony absolutely need to bundle in decent memory. At least 8GB - it also needs to be written on the box and along side the name so people know. e.g. "PS Vita Wifi (16GB)".
Dread  +   1164d ago
great numbers for Sony!

both for playstation 3 and vita.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1164d ago
I'm shocked...
Lvl_up_gamer  +   1164d ago
I'm not. Sony was very aggressive during Black Friday. The ps3 had some really great deals at really low prices
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iNathan  +   1164d ago
Vita numbers arent Great
Ps3 numbers are.

Vita qas 179$ with tons of games and stuff and only sells 160k, less than DS.

Define Great.
kwiksilver99  +   1164d ago
You do realise that the $179 PS vita offer was available for a few hrs on amazon right:-) .
Which I suppose did sell out
rainslacker  +   1164d ago
And was likely nowhere close to 160K units. Probably more like a few thousand, if that.

There were a lot of $199 deals around though
pandatomsk  +   1164d ago
considering that at points throughout the year, the 3ds was easily selling (in the US) more than 3:1 and yet on Black Friday week, THE biggest time for buying gifts for yourself and others, the 3DS sold 250K units, 25K units LESS than the DS (see while 160K units for the vita is not earth shattering, it certainly brings the vita into atleast an acceptable range of sales when compared to its closest competitor, obviously not in TOTAL sales, but for the week in question. to say otherwise is to be unfair & biased.
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josephayal  +   1164d ago
Ultimate Technology
PlayStation brand will NEVER die, NEVER
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Heavenly King  +   1164d ago
so the HD twins were sold out and both outsold the WiiU.
GribbleGrunger  +   1164d ago
Take into consideration that the Wiiu numbers only represent one region though
Godchild1020  +   1164d ago
Both 360 and PS3/V numbers only count for one region. So, what's your point?

This is Black Friday numbers in the US and not world widewide for the week.
fabod86  +   1164d ago
never thought that the black friday was considered in other regions for PS3 and 360... :/
i see one region sales for PS3 and 360 too here dude. ;)
miyamoto  +   1164d ago
we are talking about the USA only anyway where 360 was supposed to outsell PS3 2:1 but not this time

Actually its a good sign for PlayStation 3 & Vita in the USA amidst Sony's lack of advertising budget & push. people are noticing their gadgets.

like Nintendo, I am sure Sony can only push so much units as they are on a budget when it comes to manufacturing hardware units. unlike Ms who can out spend both in manufacturing, marketing, advertisement, etc.

I guess $199.99 is indeed the sweet spot for the PS3 & Vita
kikizoo  +   1164d ago
"twins" = insult for ps3 ;)
Heavenly King  +   1163d ago
lol XD
ceballos77mx  +   1164d ago
Congratz to Sony, I guess the vita at 200$ is the right price for a boost on sales.
psp2roundup  +   1164d ago
!Brian Blessed Voice! The Vita's Alive?
Pillsbury1  +   1164d ago
Wonder how people are gonna spin this to say vitas dead? Didn't sell enough? Psp was slow out of the gate as well. I love my ps vita and ps plus.
rmw2hot  +   1164d ago
So glad 2 see the psvita sell alot of consoles so tired of people bashing it saying that the vita is dead. So excited 4 Killzone Mercenary which should be a system seller.
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Nes_Daze  +   1164d ago
At the Walmart I went to the PS3 line was huge! Good for Sony , especially with the fact that they didn't have any high profile exclusives out, great time to be a PS3 owner! Hell, it has been for a while.
GreenRanger  +   1164d ago
Proof that the Vita will fly off the shelves at the right price.
dafegamer  +   1164d ago
lol i still remember all those doom gloom articles about Sony likely not doing well during black friday,cause MS has Halo and COD to offer. Well self owned lol
dkgshiz  +   1164d ago
The Vita when Amazon dropped the price on the liberation bundle to 179.99 it jumped up to the top 10 best seller spot on amazon in like 1 hour. The Vita has a very high demand but people are just waiting for a few more AAA games and maybe a little price drop. For what you get with the Vita its easily the best handheld ever made in terms of hardware. PS+ is huge for Sony and easily one of the best subscriptions of all time.
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rainslacker  +   1164d ago
Which is why Sony may evaluate it's current pricing on the Vita. If the demand is there they will want to get it into people's hands. However dropping it to those numbers this early in it's life could be bad for their long term plans with the system. It doesn't give them much wiggle room should they need to compete somewhere else. They also likely have big plans with it and the PS4, so they may hold off on a price cut until that time comes.
Crystallis  +   1164d ago
Very impressive numbers.
Clarence  +   1164d ago
Good numbers
LNDCalling  +   1164d ago
Great numbers.. I'd like to know the UK numbers too as there have been some great deals, some as low as £111 (if you trade in controller + game)!!
59fifty  +   1164d ago
I'm one of those in the 525,000 :) loving my ps3.
superterabyte  +   1164d ago
May I ask what prompted the purchase?
knifefight  +   1164d ago
I'll let the man speak for himself but my *guess* and prediction would be "great games and a good price on the holiday bundle."
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1164d ago
Damn nice numbers Sony. Glad to see people want the Vita as well.
Pillsbury1  +   1164d ago
They are nice numbers and people do love the vita ;)
MultiConsoleGamer  +   1164d ago
But the Internet told me Vita was a bomb, lol!

Great Vita numbers! Very happy about this news.
mrbojingles  +   1164d ago
If you consider selling 115k less than DS good than yes
USMC_POLICE  +   1164d ago
I got the cod bundle i think the blops on vita is way underrated. It was great knowing i spent 199 and as soon as i activated my account i got uncharted/gravityrush/wipeout/ jetsetradio for free.
Pillsbury1  +   1164d ago
Nice, I'm a ps plus member and I'm really enjoying gravity rush it shows off its unique features. Still haven't gotten to uncharted and I loved jet set on dreamcast.
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skyrimer  +   1164d ago
Yes, the Vita is alive! It's such an amazing console, and now with PS+ it's just too good to be true, in the end the Vita will do fine, just like the PSP before it, all consoles have a difficult first year (better not start talking about 3ds first year and the $80 price cut, I paid $250 at launch stupid me). Besides next year we're getting tearaway, killzone, phantasy star online 2, final fantasy X, ninja gaiden 2 sigma, soul sacrifice, oddworld strangers wrath, tales RPG, god eater 2, valhalla knights 3, etc. Things are looking good!
Pillsbury1  +   1164d ago
I really loved phantasy star on dreamcast. Kind of scared of it though because I was EXTREMELY addicted... It was bad :/
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