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
Those are great numbers for SONY...
Indeed they are, seems like PS3 and 360 have a very close holiday season this year
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.
Xbox sold 225k more, what math are you using Very good and much needed numbers for Vita
Dear God, VGChartz have wildly undertracked the Vita and the PS3 this week: http://www.vgchartz.com/
@GribbleGrunger And of course they also over track the 360, so it's business as usual at VGChartz.
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.
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!
"seems like PS3 and 360 have a very close holiday season this year" ???
Sony already announced passing 70million earlier this month so you'd think VGChartz could at least get that right... http://www.ign.com/articles...
@madmen True, but they sell a lot of them at a much cheaper price.
@GribbleGrunger Bro, VGChartz can't even make their adjustments right. As you can see their update is not in line with the announcement. @BitbyDeath 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.
^^ Maybe. But you can't sell more to consumers than you actually ship to retail...no?
^ 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.
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.
Like I said below.. PS+ is amazing, all those games are well worth it.
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.
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. http://www.ign.com/articles...
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.
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.
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,,,
I'd like them to lower the prices and release a 64GB card.
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)
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).
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.
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...
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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
More people should have bought it, great deal.
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.