Black Friday: 525k PS3s and over 160k Vitas sold

While the Xbox 360 sold 750,000 units on Black Friday, Sony’s Black Friday sale also proved to be a success (a highly needed one), with the company moving over 525,000 PS3s and 160,000 Vitas (finally, some more positives for the handheld). On the shopping holiday, PS3 bundle sales increased by 15%, while total hardware, software, and peripheral sales increased too. Sony attributed the success to the Ultimate PlayStation Value Bundle, which included a 250GB PS3 and the Uncharted Dual Pack and inFAMOUS Collection for $199, and “Quickly sold out at retailers across the U.S.”

The Vita, which really needed the boost in sales numbers, also managed to move units off store shelves. The Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation bundle sold out at retail in less than five hours, while the Black Ops: Declassified and Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Bundles were gone by week’s end. Also, PlayStation Plus subscriptions jumped by 259% compared to last Black Friday’s number.

Well done, Sony.


Check out the first trailer for Black Ops Declassified for PS Vita


If you missed the PlayStation press conference at gamescom today, you missed a pretty awesome trailer for Nihilistic Software’s Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified, a full-fledged shooter on the Vita. Don’t worry though, you can catch the trailer right here.

The game’s single player will feature covert missions to fill in the gap between Black Ops and the upcoming Black Ops 2. There will also be 4-on-4 multiplayer, with modes such as Team Deathmatch, Kill Confirmed, and Drop Zone. The touchscreen can be used for melee attacks, and you can share loadouts with your friends with Near technology.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified is due to be released this November.