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

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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.

From The Chatty
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    November 29, 2010 10:28 AM

    Honestly thought it would've been higher than that.

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      November 29, 2010 11:24 AM

      You gotta realize that they've already pillaged the population before. I know of many people who've bought a Wii even just for the casual games. I know I've bought it for the Nintendo games and several 3rd party gems like No More Heroes. Even people who mentioned that they sold their Wii's, you think Nintendo cares about that, they already have their money.

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      November 29, 2010 11:29 AM

      Higher? They sold more Wiis than last year...

      (DS is off 200k+ but that's been out since, what, 2004?)

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      November 29, 2010 12:42 PM

      Based on what?

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