Sony has followed in Nintendo's footsteps
by revealing holiday U.S. sales for its PlayStation 3 console, with nearly half a million units sold in a single week.
An official statement received by Gamasutra and sent by Sony's Sr. Corporate Communications director Patrick Seybold noted: "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."
Specifically, according to Sony, PlayStation 3 demand was "at an all time high", with the system selling more than 440,000 units in the U.S. for the week ending November 29th.
Seybold added: "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."
As a reference point, Nintendo announced
that American consumers bought more than 1 million units of its Nintendo DS and DSi portable consoles during the week of the Thanksgiving holiday, along with more than half a million Wii consoles -- for the week ending November 28th.