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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

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Seraphemz1335d ago

Those are great numbers for SONY...

Abash1335d ago

Indeed they are, seems like PS3 and 360 have a very close holiday season this year

doctorstrange1335d 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.

MadMen1335d ago

Xbox sold 225k more, what math are you using

Very good and much needed numbers for Vita

GribbleGrunger1335d ago

Dear God, VGChartz have wildly undertracked the Vita and the PS3 this week:

http://www.vgchartz.com/

kneon1335d ago

@GribbleGrunger

And of course they also over track the 360, so it's business as usual at VGChartz.

GribbleGrunger1335d 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_PS41335d 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!

ALLWRONG1335d ago

"seems like PS3 and 360 have a very close holiday season this year"

???

BitbyDeath1335d ago

Sony already announced passing 70million earlier this month so you'd think VGChartz could at least get that right...

http://www.ign.com/articles...

Ares901335d ago

@madmen
True, but they sell a lot of them at a much cheaper price.

tiffac0081335d ago (Edited 1335d ago )

@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.

Ju1335d ago

^^ Maybe. But you can't sell more to consumers than you actually ship to retail...no?

tiffac0081334d ago (Edited 1334d 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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Anon19741335d 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.

Seraphemz1335d ago

Like I said below.. PS+ is amazing, all those games are well worth it.

guitarded771335d ago (Edited 1335d 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.

Biggest1334d 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.

http://www.ign.com/articles...

vickers5001335d 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_Brezhnev1335d 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.

miyamoto1335d ago (Edited 1335d 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,,,

Knushwood Butt1335d ago

I'd like them to lower the prices and release a 64GB card.

GraveLord1335d 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)

andibandit1335d ago (Edited 1335d 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).

DragonKnight1334d 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.

ritsuka6661335d 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...

DarkHeroZX1334d 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.

Buff10441334d 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_SfF1334d ago (Edited 1334d 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.

CryofSilence1334d ago (Edited 1334d 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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Sev1335d 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.

dbjj120881335d 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.

doctorstrange1335d ago (Edited 1335d ago )

More people should have bought it, great deal.

Outside_ofthe_Box1335d 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.

Highlife1335d 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!

Christopher1335d 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.

ExCest1335d ago

Especially that Amazon Vita deal. Nice deal.

Knight_Crawler1334d 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.

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decimalator1335d ago

nice, hopefully the trend continues for the Vita

doctorstrange1335d ago

Yeah, they need to keep up momentum

Phil321335d ago (Edited 1335d 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.

DragonKnight1334d 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.

Phil321334d ago (Edited 1334d 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.

DragonKnight1334d 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.

TrendyGamers1335d ago

Wow, amazing numbers for PS+.

Seraphemz1335d ago

You cant beat PS+... all the games that you get... im loving Gravity Rush on the Vita...

rezzah1335d 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.

MasterCornholio1334d 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.

dbjj120881335d ago

I hope good things come to the Vita in the next few months. Gotta keep those sales up.