Electronics follow clothing as most popular purchase on 'Black Friday'

More consumers bought electronics this Thanksgiving weekend than last year, according to an evaluation released by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) on Sunday.

Fifty-eight percent of "Black Friday" shoppers bought a consumer electronics product, the evaluation said. That's up four points since last year.

The results made electronics the second most popular category, after clothing.

CEA expects the average consumer to spend $232 on electronics this year. Friday's most popular products were portable mp3 players, video game consoles and computers, including notebooks and tablets.

Sean Dubravac, CEA's chief economist, said the holiday season got off to a "strong start," calling electronics the "must-have" gift this year.