While still remaining coy on PlayStation 3 sales in North America to date, Sony has revealed big increases in both PlayStation 2 and PSP hardware and first-party game sales over the Thanksgiving period.
According to a statement given to Gamasutra by Sony PR boss Dave Karraker, week-over-week sales for the top 5 North American retailers saw PS2 hardware up by 116.5% and first-party software up by 120.6%, for the period ending November 26th.
In addition, PSP hardware sales were up a major 280.5% and first-party software sales increased by 167.9%. As for the PlayStation 3, Karraker simply noted: "All PS3s brought into the US last week sold out. More are already on their way for this week."
Finally, the company issued a statement on the PlayStation 3 sales and supply to date, as follows: “Sony Computer Entertainment America has been airlifting additional shipments of PlayStation 3 systems into the North American market since the launch on November 17. We were able to get a fresh supply of PS3s in the hands of retailers prior to Black Friday, along with games and peripherals."
"Feedback from our retail partners is that demand is still incredibly high and that PS3s put on store shelves were quickly snapped up by holiday shoppers. We will continue to utilize airfreight delivery for the PlayStation 3 to assure a steady stream of systems for North American consumers through the end of the year. Our goal remains to have one million units in the pipeline by December 31, 2006."