Black Friday – Massive Sales All Round For Console Manufacturers

It seems as though Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft are reporting their success, with all three companies raking in huge volumes of sales from Black Friday, so how did they all do?

Sony have announced that the PS3 has achieved an all time high, selling 440,000 units. They issued the following statement to;

“The 2009 holiday season got off to an amazing start for PlayStation, with all key retailers showing a significant increase for PS3, PSP and key holiday titles over Black Friday and the holiday weekend. In today’s economy, consumers are drawn to items that offer the most value for their money, making the PS3 an ideal choice for those who want a comprehensive gaming and entertainment system all in one package.”

The Microsoft spokesperson was more vague when discussing the 360’s success, simply stating that the company had achieved their “biggest sales week of the year,” selling “more than two times the previous weeks sales.”

Nintendo, as I’m sure you expected, also reported great success with its popular casual gaming console, the Wii.

All in all they managed to sell 550,000 units across the week, which is actually less than last year when they sold a staggering 800,000 units. The DS did incredibly well selling 1 million units. Just to put that 1 into persective, that works out at about 2.5 handhelds sold per second.

It’s good to see all three companies doing well and whilst Nintendo has quite obviously kept its spot as the top seller, Microsoft and Sony equally deserve a round of applause for their success.

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