Sony sees strong PS4 and PSVR sales over Black Friday period

28 November, 2017, 22:19 | Author: Darnell Taylor
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PlayStation Network boss Eric Lempel said in an interview with CNBC today that more PlayStation consoles moved off shelves this Black Friday than ever before in the company's history. In addition, he noted that thanks to the success of PlayStation, the profits of Sony Corporation increased 346%.

"Going into this generation, a lot of people were counting out the console business and saying it wasn't going to work out", Lempel continued.

As is often the case with holiday shopping, the PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One X and Nintendo Switch are likely to play starring roles in one form or another. The tech titan reported stellar growth with a massive 739% net income spike during Q2'17 as well, and the PlayStation brand was a major driver for earnings.

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While PlayStation Plus has been around for seven years, Sony is keen to ape the likes of Netflix, in terms of building subscriber numbers, and other major games publishers, in pushing in-game content sales.

While Monday is the main focus of Walmart's Cyber Monday sales this year, we suspect numerous online deals to stretch into Cyber Week with some bargains and discounts ending as late as Friday. According to the manager, it is a device that consumers love since they do not see it as a simple accessory, but as something "entirely new". PS VR may have just gotten games like Skyrim VR, but Sony is just "scratching the surface" with its virtual reality plans right now, revealed the executive. Once we have those, we'll post them too.

But if you're satisfied with your game library and you've been waiting for a good deal on just the console. this is it.


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