PS3 Sells 3.8 Million Consoles During 2009 Holiday Season

January 6, 2010 Written by Anthony Severino

The holiday season accounts for a large portion of consoles sold throughout the year, and is a pivotal time for console manufacturers to get their machines into the homes of consumers across the globe. Sony Computer Entertainment have done a phenomenal job at getting the PlayStation 3 into homes this holiday season and are quite proud of their achievement, releasing final worldwide sales figures for the PS3 during the holiday season.

The PlayStation 3 started off the holiday shopping season with a bang, selling over 440,000 consoles during the week of Black Friday. It seems as though those sales didn’t slow down at all during the following weeks of the holiday shopping season. Just moments ago, Sony issued a press release revealing massive worldwide sales figures during the holiday season.

Across all markets, the PlayStation 3 sold an astounding 3.8 million units, a 76% increase from the previous year. This marks the most successful holiday sales for the PlayStation 3 in the console’s history.

Sony looks to maintain this momentum by bringing a stellar PS3 software line-up in 2010 featuring games such as God of War III, Gran Turismo 5, MAG, Heavy Rain and more. Along with the best line-up in gaming, Sony will be releasing motion controllers for the PS3 to help tap into the casual market, as well as giving the PS3 3D viewing capabilities for both gaming and Blu-Ray disc playback.

2010 is shaping up to be the PlayStation 3’s best year ever.