Nintendo: 600K Wii Units, 900K DS Systems Sold During Black Friday Week

It seems the Black Friday rush was kind to Nintendo, a company that often struggles with selling its consoles and handhelds. (Note the sarcasm in the previous sentence).

According to Nintendo, US consumers grabbed 1.5 million pieces of Nintendo hardware throughout the Black Friday week, running from November 21 through to November 27.

Breaking down the number, Nintendo's internal estimates point to 900,000 DS units (all platform models combined) and 600,000 Wii units being sold during the reported period.

Nintendo did not break down SKU sales; however, the company's recent bundle offers were presumably hot ticket items. Before the holiday, Nintendo revealed new bundles for its hardware including two new DSi colors packaged with Mario Party DS, a 25th Anniversary Wii bundle with New Super Mario Bros., Wii Sports and a Wii Motion Plus controller, and a red DSi system with Mario Kart DS.