While Nintendo had to contend with year-on-year decreases in Wii sales for the crucial Thanksgiving week at North American retail, Sony claims that the PS3 enjoyed its strongest ever sales performance in the period.
In total, the recently resigned and slimmed down machine shifted 400k units in the week ending November 29th.
“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,” SCEA’s Patrick Seybold explained.
“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.
“Combine that with exclusive holiday bundles and an extensive software line-up, one that many analysts are calling the best in the industry, with titles such as Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time, Uncharted 2:Among Thieves, and LittleBigPlanet: Game of the Year, we have no doubt the momentum and demand will continue and consumers will prove that entertainment this holiday season is going to be defined by PlayStation.”