US: Sony reports 525k PS3 sales on Black Friday week

160k Vita units sold, Jack Tretton "very pleased"

Sony has reported "more than" 525,000 PS3 sales and 160,000 thousand Vita sales for the week of Black Friday in US.


Those figures account for hardware units snapped up across the US from November 18-24.

PS3 bundle sales reportedly increased 15 per cent over the same period last year, while total PS3 sales including hardware, software and peripherals, was up over 9 per cent year-on-year.

"We're very pleased with the Black Friday sales results, especially the incredible reception for the PS3 and PS Vita bundles," said SCEA president Jack Tretton.

"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," he added.

Sony also claims that newly-purchased PlayStation Plus subscriptions during November 19-25 were up 259 per cent over the same period last year.

Microsoft has claimed 750,000 Xbox 360 units sold in US during the same period, while Nintendo touted 400,000 Wii U units sold, although that figure was likely held back by limited stock.