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PS3Blog.net | June 17, 2021

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Black Friday Sales

PS3 has (arguably) the strongest lineup of games this holiday by a very wide margin. The software lineup overall is fantastic, and in particular LittleBigPlanet really does have all the makings of the next big thing.

And the hardware is a great buy. The price is more front-loaded than the 360, which is a barrier with gift givers, but it’s actually a better buy once you add in the basics, and gamers are well aware of this.

So how did PS3 sales stack up to the competition this Thanksgiving weekend? Now, this is from a Microsoft press release so some skew is expected, but still:

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Retailers reported Xbox 360 console sales over the Black Friday weekend were on pace to beat previous years, outselling the PlayStation 3 by a three-to-one ratio

Xbox 360 continues to have the highest game attach rate of any console at 8.1 games per console.

And, while the full data isn’t available, it’s safe to presume the Wii sold much more hardware than that despite having the weakest game selection of the three systems. It’s almost like game quality and innovation has almost zero bearing on mass market sales.

So what now, fellow PS3 fans? Is it time, as Kent Brockman once asked, to crack each others heads open and feast on the goo inside?

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