Sony: 'We Had The Biggest Black Friday in PlayStation History'

Sony: 'We Had The Biggest Black Friday in PlayStation History' - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 December 2017 / 4,493 Views

Eric Lempel, the senior vice president and head of PlayStation Network at PlayStation, told CNBC in the US that last week was the biggest Black Friday ever for PlayStation.

"We had the Biggest Black Friday in PlayStation history," said Lempel. "We sold more consoles than we ever have in our 22 year history."

Sony aggressively cut prices on bundles to sell as many consoles as possible for Black Friday. PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro and PlayStation VR all saw price cuts.  


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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15 Comments

hunter_alien (on 28 November 2017)

Yet some people honestly believed that the PS4 is on the verge to loose its mojo. For 4 years now many people still underestimate the selling power of this beast. Long live the King!


AlfredoTurkey (on 28 November 2017)

The PS2 was most dominant home console in history and look how the PS3 turned out (lost to 360 and Wii in the US and lost to Wii world wide). Nothing is certain in this industry.


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KLAMarine (on 28 November 2017)

"Yet some people honestly believed that the PS4 is on the verge to loose its mojo."

Like who?


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PEEPer0nni (on 28 November 2017)

Predict when PS4 will outsell Nintendo 3DS thread:
''Never!''
That guy.


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estebxx (on 28 November 2017)

And many others on similar threads that said it would only sell 70 million, and in fact im pretty sure that was this year.


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PEEPer0nni (on 28 November 2017)

2018 God of war Spiderman Detroit RDR2 KHIII MH:World Days Gone Shadow of the colossus Alll those games will improve PS4 sales next-year.


reviniente (on 28 November 2017)

At the risk of being the hair in the soup, aren't at least 2 of those games you mentioned multi-platforms?


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PEEPer0nni (on 28 November 2017)

And? Multi-platform games improve console sales. Especially those that won't release on pc in 2018 which are KHIII, MH:W and RDR2.


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TallSilhouette (on 28 November 2017)

+ More frequent $200 price tags.


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reviniente (on 28 November 2017)

PEEPer0nni
Yes, of course. I meant to imply that they will do just that with the other console, too. Good for everyone else, in short.


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estebxx (on 28 November 2017)

Except for Monster Hunter World which im pretty sure will sell far more PS4s than Xbox Ones, especially in japan.


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reviniente (on 28 November 2017)

estebxx
In Japan, yes. In the west, I don't see MHW moving a lot of systems. For anybody.


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Rob5VGC (on 28 November 2017)

For KH3... Nomura, Yasue, and SE are telling fans to buy a PS4 for the whole KH series (or any of their Japanese games). It's in your face. For the casuals, they can enjoy KH3 on Xbox One simply for the gameplay.

I'm just a messenger. Don't kill me.


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Rob5VGC (on 28 November 2017)

For KH3... Nomura, Yasue, and SE are telling fans to buy a PS4 for the whole KH series (or any of their Japanese games). It's in your face. For the casuals, they can enjoy KH3 on Xbox One simply for the gameplay.

I'm just a messenger. Don't kill me.


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V-r0cK (on 28 November 2017)

Congrats Sony! PS4 is a beast!!


McDonaldsGuy (on 28 November 2017)

Congrats Sony. The PS4 truly is the PS2 2.0.


Qwark (on 28 November 2017)

Damn November sales must be huge, perhaps this year they van finally top the 20 million mark.


ZODIARKrebirth (on 28 November 2017)

really happy, now i want numbers;)


Ggordon (on 28 November 2017)

It sure looked like it Got persona 5 for 30 bucks and i cant be more happy


estebxx (on 28 November 2017)

That game is so f#cking good... im in New Game Plus and im having as much fun as the first time.


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Bandorr (on 28 November 2017)

Fantastic game. Did NG+ got that platinum and everything.


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ArchangelMadzz (on 28 November 2017)

Woooowwww wtf


xl-klaudkil (on 28 November 2017)

Wauw!!!gongratz


cutzman25 (on 28 November 2017)

Wowzers!!!! good thing I have stock!!


StuOhQ (on 29 November 2017)

I've seen differing reports that all three "won" Black Friday. Sony seems to be a lock for NPD if this is true. It would make them look rather silly if one of the others took NPD for November.


Lauster (on 29 November 2017)

Is he talking about Worldwide BF or just US BF ? I presume it's the former


UltimateGamer1982 (on 29 November 2017)

Holy mother of god! Does this mean a November NPD win? Sure seems like it.


A_C_E (on 28 November 2017)

I wish this was indicative of the demand for the PS4 at $199. Just imagine how more massive the PS4 could have sold had it not run out of stock at various retailers. Next year with the games they have coming out coupled with that ever-so-sweet price of $149, Sony will have beaten their best BF again!


Tridrakious (on 28 November 2017)

That's what I'm wondering too, I work in a position that oversees sales for 6 locations.

And we had countless calls for PS4 $199, so who knows how much more the system would have sold had the inventory been there.


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Psyberius (on 28 November 2017)

Ummmm could he inject any more sales pitch into that segment? God so much cringe.