Shocker: PlayStation sales increased during Black Friday week, says Sony

Who would have thought that during the week of Thanksgiving — home to the dreaded retail rush known as Black Friday — that sales would increase?

Today, Sony Computer Entertainment America announced that PlayStation brand unit sales actually increased by 178%. Additionally, sales dollars also saw an increase, up by 154%. Other fascinating figures, guaranteed to blow your mind:

  • PlayStation 3 hardware sales increased by 245% when compared to Black Friday sales last year
  • Since November 2nd (along with the availability of both the 40GB and 80GB PS3 models, PS3 hardware sales have increased by 298%
  • PlayStation  Portable hardware sales increased by 136% when compared to previous week sales
  • PlayStation 2 hardware sales increased by 287% when compared to previous week sales

All of these numbers were taken from sales figures from the top ten retailers in the US, and are evidence of one thing — more people shop on Black Friday than any other day of the year. With that in mind, I think that next year, stores should be prepared to have crowds on that day. Maybe they could even have big sales or something.

Just a thought.

Nick Chester