Sony PlayStation Christmas sales top 6.5 million

PS3 sales lead the way selling 3.9m consoles during the festive period as the Vita lands

A very Merry Christmas was had by Sony where strong sales saw 3.9 million PS3 consoles shifted during the festive period as the PS Vita landed

Japanese tech giant Sony is celebrating a successful Christmas in the gaming market with 6.5 million PlayStation devices being sold worldwide during the hectic festive period.

Bolstered by the PS Vita release in Japan in the weeks leading up to Christmas, Sony has revealed that it shifted a hefty 3.9 million PlayStation 3 consoles and 1.7 million Move units in the weeks leading up to the December 25th celebrations.

Sony PlayStation 3 Sales

"The PS3 system exceeded 3.9 million units worldwide during the holiday sales season, and continues to build momentum and remains on track to reach its annual sales target of 15.0 million hardware units worldwide in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012," an official Sony announcement said.

With 1.6 million further sales coming from the range of PSP devices Sony confirmed that ahead of the February 22nd PS Vita UK release date the next-gen portable handheld console notched up half a million sales ahead of Christmas in Japan despite concerns of slow and dropping sales.

"The PSP platform continued its growth, attracting a broader range of users with its enhanced line-up of software titles from 3rd party developers and publishers as well as from [Sony Computer Entertainment]," the official statement added.

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Via: TechRadar