Black Friday: PS3 sales up by 15% sold over 525k and 160k PS Vita units

November 30, 2012

Black Friday: PS3 sales up by 15% sold over 525k and 160k PS Vita unitsSony sent out a press release today revealing the sales figures for the PS3 and PS Vita over the Black Friday week. According to the platform holder, PS3 sales exceeded 535k  with the 250GB Uncharted and inFamous bundle for $199 being one of the top sellers.

PS3 Black Friday bundles sales increased by 15 percent year-over-year, while overall software, peripherals and hardware sales grew by 9 percent. Sony also revealed that PS3 sales in Latin America surged by 200 percent year-over-year.

On the PS Vita front, sales were strong with the unit priced at $199 during Black Friday shifting more than 160k units.

Jack Tretton, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America stated:

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. 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.

Sales of the PlayStation Plus subscriptions also increased by 259 percent year-over-year during Black Friday week and customer satisfaction rates for PS Plus are above 95 percent after the introduction of the Instant Game Collection.

PlayStation will continue to offer incredible entertainment experiences for gamers during the holidays with the PlayStation®Vita PS Plus Instant Game Collection Bundle that includes a one year membership to PS Plus (launching next week), along with the PS Vita Assassin’s Creed® III: Liberation Bundle and PS Vita Call of Duty® Black Ops: Declassified Bundle. In addition, there are two PS3 bundles available this holiday including the PlayStation® 3 500GB Assassin’s Creed III Bundle, and the PlayStation® 3 Uncharted 3 Game of the Year Bundle. Gamers will have no shortage of new exclusive titles to play with the recent introductions of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, LittleBigPlanet Karting and Wonderbook™: Book of Spells.

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65 Responses to “Black Friday: PS3 sales up by 15% sold over 525k and 160k PS Vita units”

  1. dans:

    “PlayStation®Vita PS Plus Instant Game Collection Bundle”

    Mouthful.

  2. Godless:

    I’m loving Mikes spin on the headlines for the sales figures.

    360 sales 22% down. . .Nice and Negative

    PS3 sales 15% UP. . .Nice and Positive.

    By posting as two separate blogs, he can completely avoid the fact that the 360 still sold more than the PS3 ;)

    Sweet. .It’s like Fox News, with a gaming twist :D

  3. phranctoast:

    I see no spin at all.

    Ps3 sales are up this year from last year while the 360′s are down. Sounds like cold hard facts.

    Did you want Mike to post a comparison?

  4. Kushy:

    I see what Godless is saying though! Why can’t it be pointed out that even though Xbox is down 22% and Ps3 is up 15%, Microsoft still sold more? I see what he is saying and it is very biased! Guess he failed to mention that “cold hard fact”! Honestly the PS3 fanboy shit is really getting to be annoying! Bunch of idiots bash everything that is not Sony! Sure there is some negative pointed out about Sony, but the PS3 trolls never have anything positive to say about things that are not Sony! The Sony bias on this site is pathetic! This coming from a person (me) who likes the PS3 the most!

  5. dans:

    @godless/kushy

    It says the sales figures of both consoles in their respective article titles just the same as it says the percentage up or down from last year. I don’t see what the problem is here…

  6. phranctoast:

    Mike. Possible article suggestion:

    http://dualpixels.com/2012/11/29/rumor-behind-the-scenes-with-first-party-hardware-and-third-party-softwear-next-gen/

    Sony is near the middle end part of their Project Orbis, their next generation PS4. It will not be called Playstation 4, teams have started to call the final name as Omni. Omni will reflect their new hardware and content delivery philosophy. Omni will be “very capable” of doing modern day graphics compared to a Direct X 11 level of technology like Unreal Engine 4 and Frostbite 2. Compared to Wii U, it is better, but not the biggest leap in the world according to developer friends of mine. The key is the Omniviewer, a thin, lite and slick head mounted autostereoptic display that can track the users head and presents a 360 image view with semi transparent AMOLED screens. This can turn any TV into a 3D TV, as well as add extra augmented reality information outside of the TV screen. One application from an entertainment perspective seeing movies in 2k, 4k or IMAX resolutions as their original size where you have to move your head to look at the full picture being displayed. Can also synch with the Vita. The new controllers weather it’s the Dual-Moves or the Classic DualShock will have pulse sensors in the grips for biofeedback gameplay. Plans are a Basic Unit with 160 gigs and just the system with controller at $350-$399 and one with the Omniviewer and a pack-in game for $450-$499. Aims are for a September 2013 launch.

    - Omni is also part of their philosophy with the new OmniCloud, the new version of Gaikai. This service will not only cloud stream PS1, PS2 and select PS3 games to Playstation Certified devices but will also allow every digital and retail purchase to have access to a copy on the cloud. Basically, you buy one game, you can use it on any Playstation device. Direct hardware Backwards Compatibility will be available by a $70 – $99 dongle that is plugged into the Omni that contains a PS3 on a chip with Cell to run games.

  7. CarlB:

    Oh come on GoKu, I’m sure he wouldn’t have mentioned it if PS3 had managed to outsell 360 in the U.S. for the Black Friday week. ;)

    That said, if you aren’t familiar with Mike’s writing style by now… where have you been? :D

  8. CarlB:

    “Compared to Wii U, it is better, but not the biggest leap in the world according to developer friends of mine.”

    hmmm.

  9. phranctoast:

    “Oh come on GoKu, I’m sure he wouldn’t have mentioned it if PS3 had managed to outsell 360 in the U.S. for the Black Friday week.”

    In all fareness, that would be news as it would be probably be a first in NA.

  10. phranctoast:

    Hopefully a January CES reveal….

  11. phranctoast:

    360: 750,000
    PS3: 525,000
    WiiU: 400,000
    Wii: 300,000

    DS: 275,000
    3DS: 250,000
    Vita: 160,000

    You two can dry your eyes now :)

  12. phranctoast:

    Here’s some more numbers:
    You can get a good idea how some of the hardware/software bundles sold.

    http://www.vgchartz.com/weekly/41238/USA/

    1. Blops2 (X360) 674,076
    2. Kinect Adventures (X360) 483,609
    3. Blops2 (PS3) 412,019
    4. Halo 4 (X360)397,755
    5. Just Dance 4 (Wii) 370,128
    6. NSMB Wii U 316,344
    7. Nintendoland 299,731
    8. ACIII (PS3) 279,856
    9. ACIII (X360) 265,611
    10. Hitman Absolution (X360) 257,239
    11. Disneyland Adventures (X360) 245,636
    12. Wii Sports 240,719
    13. Wii Sports Resort 236,399
    14. Hitman Absolution (PS3) 202,266
    15. Forza Motorsport 4 (X360) 184,365
    16. Kinect Sports (X360) 147,069
    17. Skylanders Giants (Wii) 138,919
    18. Madden 13 (X360) 130,498
    19. Playstation All Stars Battle Royale (PS3) 130,442
    20. Super Mario 3DLand (3DS) 129,457
    21. Uncharted 3 (PS3) 125,285
    22. ACIII (PC) 122,050
    23. Epic Mickey II (Wii) 117,994
    24. NSMB 2 (3DS) 116,165
    25. Madden 13 (PS3) 106,234
    26. NBA 2k13 (X360) 105,477
    27. Persona 4 Golden (PSV) 95,342
    28. Zombie U (Wii U) 91,394
    29. Pokemon B/W Version 2 (DS) 89,646
    30. Infamous (PS3) 88,509

    36. Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation (PSV)
    37. Paper Mario: Sticker Star (3DS)

    41.Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified (PSV)

    53. Dishonored (X360)

    66. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (PSV)

    72 Dance Central 3 (X360)

    79. Forza Horizon (X360)
    80. Dishonored (PS3)

  13. phranctoast:

    Things to note:
    -More than 75% if the people that bought a Wii U on BF also bought New Super Mario Bros Wii U.

    -PS3 doesn’t have an exclusive on the chart until 19th place with Battle Royale, which sold pretty good considering the flop many thought it would turn out to be.

    -MS sold about 480K Kinect units, as Kinect Adventures couldn’t have sold that much on it’s own ;)

  14. gunstar:

    looks like USA has finally caught up with the worldwide trend

  15. Roca.:

    @Godless
    “he can completely avoid the fact that the 360 still sold more than the PS3″

    360 always outsells the PS3 in the US, doesn’t he have to mention that in every article?

    worldwide is a different story tho, I’m sure you know ;)

    I don’t see why you’re whining about the article, Mike is not making anything up. Whether you like it or not, the fact is that PS3 sales were up and 360 sales were down.

  16. Kushy:

    @phranc

    This is a quote from that link you posted.

    “Microsoft is the most vague out of all of them. It’s slated to be the most powerful out of all the next gen consoles about 4 to 6 times more powerful than Wii U and 2 to 3 times more powerful than Playstation Omni”

    First I doubt Sony will allow Microsofts system to be 2 to 3 times more powerful then their system! Could you imagine if it were though? The Pbots would be going nuts and morph into Xbots! Oh the irony! Or they would say graphics don’t matter anymore! Hahahaha :P

  17. gunstar:

    like i wrote in 2009 when it hits the $200 sweet spot, PS3 is on track to be the best selling console of its generation. 70 + 30 = 100 million on that price is just a stone’s throw away

    the PS2 sold a good 25 million well inside the 7th generation

    borrowed time for the competition..thanks to sony

  18. gunstar:

    Kushy rumors are just rumors Hahahaha

  19. gunstar:

    phrac unfortunately vgchartz is a crappy xbot site so nothing they have is worth spit

  20. Kushy:

    “Kushy rumors are just rumors Hahahaha”

    Yes gunstar I know they are just rumors! My first sentence was… “First I doubt Sony will allow Microsofts system to be 2 to 3 times more powerful then their system!”

    I see they vauge possiblitly of this is making you scared though! Don’t worry you can put a PS sticker on your new Xbox 720! Lol :P _

  21. Kushy:

    @CarlB

    “GoKu” lol how about FA-Q! :P

  22. Godless:

    I said somewhere in a different thread that Sonys money troubles were a perfect opportunity for MS to use there extra financial muscle to push the boat out with the specs for the next gen.

    I think if MS are smart they will do what ever it takes to make sure the Nextbox is the most powerful home console ever made, even if it costs them to start with.

    May well be far too far down the line to change any specifications now, I just hope Sony & MS have done what they did last time and produced something that can take on the average PC gaming rig.(not talking basement dweller rig here) but something comparable to what they did last time.

  23. Roca.:

    Steam will also be releasing a gaming console in 2013

  24. phranctoast:

    “the PS2 sold a good 25 million well inside the 7th generation”

    In fact.. PS2 sold almost 40M after the PS3 launched…

    “phrac unfortunately vgchartz is a crappy xbot site so nothing they have is worth spit”

    True. Take it for what it is. It’s all estimates anyway, as we barely get usable numbers anymore from NPD.

    “Yes gunstar I know they are just rumors! ”

    I take it as a rumor too. I find it hard to believe that tech could cost that little anyway..

  25. Kushy:

    ^

    I don’t know phranc, guess we will have to see about cost! Not a good idea IMHO to lauch another 5-6 hundred dollar console! Guess it’s all about the value! If said console is on par with high end PC’s then $600.00 is a good deal to me!

  26. phranctoast:

    I think they should strive to not release another $600 console. It was one of the factors that led to their fall from market share leader from the previous gen.

    Conspiracy theorist on neogaf/amazon have already suggested that since Sony didn’t mention PSP and PS2, they combined those numbers. They also mention that Sony’s numbers include Canada while MS’s do not.

    Can’t say I believe them. Sony omissions lead to crazy speculations.

  27. Kushy:

    “They also mention that Sony’s numbers include Canada while MS’s do not.”

    Ok so minus about 10 from Sony then! ;)

  28. CarlB:

    http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-vita/persona-4-golden

  29. phranctoast:

    Can someone find out the Black Friday results for a few years for PS3/360/Wii so we can compare to the resulting quarters sales so we can estimate what this quarter will be?

    I would but I don’t have time at work now, and half the links I looked at are blocked…

  30. Kushy:

    ^
    Tsk tsk! Time theft! ;)

  31. Kushy:

    Hahaha, why is it this is one of very few gaming sites that don’t get blocked at work?

  32. oldschool1987:

    Godless I doubt Sony will let Microsoft get the upper hand with superior tech next gen. It’s half the reason Sony are outselling the 360 now because of its higher specs. Sony have always been on the ball when it comes to building machines, Microsoft not so much. They’re always better at the system software.

  33. twilight:

    Sony got beat Black Friday yet again by Microsoft in America. No surprise here. I guess the real surprise would have been if Sony actually ended up outselling Microsoft in America. Microsoft has been leading in America for quite awhile now.

  34. phranctoast:

    “Hahaha, why is it this is one of very few gaming sites that don’t get blocked at work?”

    It’s tagged by us as a tech site and not a game site..

  35. Roca.:

    “Can someone find out the Black Friday results for a few years for PS3/360/Wii so we can compare to the resulting quarters sales so we can estimate what this quarter will be?”

    couldn’t find anything on the web…but I can do the math to figure out last year’s black friday sales:

    360 sales 22% down:
    2011 BF sales = ~961K

    PS3 sales 15% up:
    2011 BF sales = ~457K

  36. phranctoast:

    360 went on to sell 8.2M in that quarter (Oct-Dec) with PS3 selling 6.5M.

    Black Friday sales for 2010 will be great if you can find them as the 360 sold 6.3M and PS3 sold 6.5M.

  37. phranctoast:

    I found Sony’s BF 2010 numbers.. 440K.

    Anyone want to make a worldwide quarterly prediction?

    7M? Over 7M?

  38. Roca.:

    “Anyone want to make a worldwide quarterly prediction?”

    8M = PS3
    6.5M = 360

  39. twilight:

    I would get in trouble at work visiting any websites. It’s cool that you can get away with this.

  40. ncaissie:

    Damn my PSN+ expires on the 7th of Dec!
    Can you believe it’s been 2 years and three or four months? I think I got 3 months for a promo and 1 for PSN being hacked? Of reversed.
    Anyone know of any promos?

  41. phranctoast:

    Rarely see promos for plus unless you get a month with certain game purchase.

  42. twilight:

    Since Sony is offering Music Unlimited for $12 for the year, I decided to give it it a go.
    Ncaissie,
    I don’t know of any promos for Psn Plus. However, I haven’t had to pay for Psn Plus for for awhile now because of codes I received with a game and my last system purchase.

  43. phranctoast:

    @twilight . there’s a way to upload your whole collection to the cloud for Sony’s music unlimited so you can access it anywhere.

  44. twilight:

    That’s awesome Phranctoast. I’ll have to figure out out how to do this. Sony made me an offer I just couldn’t refuse. $12 for a year of Music Unlimited is a great deal. I didn’t realize this was on sale. This is just another excellent perk for being on Psn.

  45. CaptBirdman:

    Mike Ferro:

    What’s up with the console sales articles this late into the generation? At this point nobody cares mate.

    It’s just fanboy flamebait… that only brings the integrity of this site down

  46. phranctoast:

    @capt

    Who says its flame bait. Sounds like stats to me.

  47. CarlB:

    Cap says it is. Sounds like flamebait to him.

  48. Kushy:

    ^
    Lol, smart ass! ;)

  49. twilight:

    This is not flame bait. This is gaming news. Every site is reporting on sales.

  50. ncaissie:

    “Things to note:
    -More than 75% if the people that bought a Wii U on BF also bought New Super Mario Bros Wii U.”
    To buy a Wii U and not SMB would be stupid. The 25% probably just didn’t have enough and are planing to get it next pay. :)

  51. phranctoast:

    That’s a insane attach rate. Considering there’s so few games to buy for it, that makes sense.

  52. ncaissie:

    @kushy
    You are sounding more and more like a xbitch every day.

  53. ncaissie:

    Did your PS3 die or something?

  54. ncaissie:

    The Fact is they have to keep the consoles power to whatever it cost to manufacture it in the $400-$600($600 was too high Sony) so you can dream all you want guys. Fact is the ps3 cost Sony more than they sold it for and the price was still high. That’s why the PS3 blows the 3shitty out of the water. The 360 cost an manufacture cost were close at $450 or whatever and on top of that the quality was a 100% failure rate. I think Both companies learned from there mistakes (not sure about ms and quality. I thinks they lost their customers faith.) and will be close in specs. Again MS could go cheap parts and bring out a bit higher specs.

  55. ncaissie:

    On topic: Black Friday sales have been extremely cheapened by the fact that the store (at least in Canada ) all have Black Friday weekend or week sales. The same thing happened to my Boxing Day sales. Which turn to boxing week and preboxing week. :(

  56. ncaissie:

    “Hahaha, why is it this is one of very few gaming sites that don’t get blocked at work?”
    Mine wasn’t blocked until some time last summer. :( bastards.

  57. Kushy:

    “@kushy
    You are sounding more and more like a xbitch every day.”

    “Did your PS3 die or something?”

    Nope it’s the other way around! 360 is dead, day one 60GB PS3 still kicking! :P I know, unless I have my nose up Sony’s ass 24/7 on this site I’m a Nintendo or Xbox fanboy! :P

  58. CaptBirdman:

    @Phranc

    How about wanting actual news from your gaming site?

    Sales are not news. Every one of us owns a PS3 or 360. Who the fuck really cares about sales? It doesn’t affect any of you, yet you’re all fighting over arbitrary ‘stats’.

    Rubbish. You people just like fighting, therefor he provides the flame bait. Frank, everyone of his articles is flame bait these days. Goddamn. It’s not that hard to see. Dave was much more impartial. I like a good debate as much as anyone, but reading the comments section and seeing nothing but “this sold more than this *insert witty comment* so this is better” is fucking

    boring.

    Stick to talking about games, not shit that has no effect on any of us.

  59. ncaissie:

    @capt
    You may not see it but sales do affect decisions made by Sony, Nintendo and Microshit. Do you realy believe MS and Sony would have bothered with Kinect and Move if Nintendo wasn’t eating their market share with the motion controlled Wii?
    Of course Sales have everything to do with us.
    Do you think they would make COD every year if it only sold a few copies? I keep hoping they stop buying the games so they will stop milking it.

  60. phranctoast:

    “How about wanting actual news from your gaming site?”

    It is news. Turning it into an issue left up to the individual.

  61. dans:

    Those of you with Androids may find this useful:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwjBWDhm9xU&feature=plcp

  62. Godless:

    ^
    Very cool. This gives a better control option than the Vita.

  63. CarlB:

    Great looking solution.
    GTAIII was a major win for them… hopefully they’ll get more devs backing them, and the short list is only that way now because they are just starting…

    “The list of games that support a controller natively is growing rapidly. A list of some of the more popular ones can be found here:”
    http://www.tegrazone.com/games/controller

  64. CaptBirdman:

    It isn’t news. Do you understand what flamebait is?

    The titles he uses for the articles, have you actually read them without your Sony-Bias 1000 glasses on?

    @NC

    Console sales are not the same as game sales, so that was a bad example, even though I understand what you’re getting at. For the purposes of my point, console sales do not affect us, so they are unneeded on this site. I recommend he stop posting them.

    But he needs hits, don’t he….

  65. phranctoast:

    “The titles he uses for the articles, have you actually read them without your Sony-Bias 1000 glasses on?”

    You do realize that this info was released by MS, Nintendo, and Sony not intended to be “flamebait” but News…

    His title in this article isn’t much different than the 360 article. In fact the 360 article claims they sales dropped but they still sold and crazy amount.

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