• Sony has revealed sales numbers for the recent Black Friday holiday weekend that just took place.  According to Sony, Playstation 3 Black Friday bundles sales increased 15% and total PS3 sales including hardware, software and peripherals, grew 9% over the same period last year.  The Ultimate PlayStation Value Bundle, which included a 250GB PS3 and the Uncharted Dual Pack and inFamous Collection for $199, quickly sold out at retailers across the US.  In total, more than 525,000 PS3 consoles were sold in the US during Black Friday week.

    As far as the Vita is concerned, the Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation bundle for $199 sold out at retail, highlighted by Amazon selling through its specially priced inventory in less than five hours.  The Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified Bundle and Lego Batman: DC Super Heroes Bundles for $199, respectively, were also very popular and sold out at retail during the week.  More than 160,000 PS Vita units were sold during the week of Black Friday.

    “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 Jack Tretton, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America. “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.”

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