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Sony said today sales of PlayStation 3 during Black Friday week (November 18-24) in the U.S. totaled 525,000 units. PlayStation Vita sales hit 160,000.
"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," said SCEA president and CEO Jack Tretton.
"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."
Sony said PlayStation Black Friday bundle sales increased 15%, and total PS3 sales including hardware, software and peripherals, grew 9% over the same period last year. Additionally, sales of PlayStation Plus subscriptions on PSN increased 259 percent compared to last year.