Sony 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.