Sony Sold 525,000 PS3s Last Week

The week of Thanksgiving marks one of the most important retail milestones for sellers of things. We've got a ballpark figure for how many people brought the new Wii U. (Around 400,000.) And Microsoft bragged about all the Xbox 360 units they shifted into people homes, too. (750,000 for those guys.) So, what about Sony? They're right in the middle.

The consumer electronics giant divulged that they sold more than half a million units of their home console, owed largely to the attractively priced bundles on offer.


As for the Vita, the gaming handheld sold 160,000 units. That's a lot less than the 275,000 DS units Nintendo said that consumers bought last week. When another company's least-shiny, most outdated portable outdoes your shiny new one, you might have a problem on your hands, Sony.

[Update: As noted in the comments below, the DS also outsold Nintendo's newer 3DS too.]

Share This Story

Get our `newsletter`



Im kind of annoyed with the serious Vita bashing that kotaku has been doing lately I bought one a month or two ago and am really enjoying it. It is actually the only thing I seriously play lately next to my puter and I own a 3ds yea big jerks :P. Its one thing to list the numbers and review the games and let people figure it out on their own but its a whole other thing to out right bash the system with these bias comments. Do you think your negativity helps sell units?

Im glad I bought mine when I did because I think if I was considering one for the holidays I might have been swayed out of it by your blog considering it is the go to for gaming information. In short.. You guys are dumb lol.