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Sony sold 525,000 PlayStation 3 consoles during Thanksgiving week

Sony says 525,000 PS3 consoles sold during Black Friday week, not as impressive as Xbox 360 sales

By: Trace Hagan from Nov 29, 2012 @ 18:30 CST

Sony is probably happy with their sales numbers, though not as happy as Microsoft is with theirs. We reported how Microsoft sold 750,000 Xbox consoles during the week of Black Friday and now Sony has come out with their sales numbers. Sony says they sold 525,000 PlayStation 3 consoles last week.


While not as impressive as Microsoft's sales numbers, they certainly did better than Nintendo, who only moved 400,000 Wii U consoles. However, Nintendo also saw still-strong sales of the Wii, which when combined, make Nintendo a strong performer.

Sony's Vita saw pitiful sales and only managed to move 160,000 units. The Vita, like the PS3, is seen as overpriced. One of the reasons the PS3 is finally doing so well is that Sony has been taking an aggressive approach to pricing the newest PS3 bundles. However, it appears that the Xbox 360 is likely to claim a 23rd month at number one.


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