Retailer Amazon.com Inc. this week began selling Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 320GB hardware with a bonus controller in a new Easter Sale.
This week, customers who purchase the PS3 320GB SKU will receive a Dualshock 3 Wireless Controller at no additional cost.
The controller typically sells separately at $54.99.
The PS3 320GB SKU sells at a sale price of $274.99, down from a $299.99 MSRP.
NPD Group Inc. in Mar. said video game sales totaled $1.06 billion, a 20 percent decline from the year prior.
Hardware sales totaled $381.4 million, a decline of 18 percent in year-over-year figures.
Sony in Jan. said it sold 6.5 million PS3 units in Q3, an increase of 200,000 units one year prior. PS3 software sales totaled 66.5 million units, an increase from 57.6 million units one year ago.
The Consumer Products and Services division, which includes the Playstation business, recorded revenue of $13.1 billion, down from $17.3 billion one year ago.