Sony doesn't report specific sales numbers to the NPD anymore, so it can be difficult to gauge current statistics for hardware and software.
But according to Sony, the PlayStation 3 did well over the Black Friday weekend; the first official holiday shopping weekend according to many. An SCEA representative told IndustryGamers that sales for both the console and software were strong. Bundle deals helped, too, apparently.
" Consumer demand for the PlayStation 3 system, peripherals and software was very strong during the Black Friday weekend. Gamers were quick to recognize the incredible value of the PS3 with its free access to PlayStation Network, Blu-ray capabilities, and the industry's best lineup of new titles, including the critically acclaimed Uncharted 3 ."
As usual, though, no specific numbers were reported. If you're wondering, at last count, the PS3 had hauled down around 58 million in worldwide sales, which is only about four million behind its primary competition, the Xbox 360. Now, you can feel free to argue shipped and sold numbers if you like, but don't forget that the PS3 launched one year after the 360. When gauging popularity this generation, that's significant.