The Nintendo 3DS XL was a top seller at Target on Black Friday, according to a report. All versions of the large handheld – including limited edition models such as the Zelda 3DS XL bundle – were sold for a discounted price on the day after Thanksgiving at the retailer. Other top sellers at Target on Black Friday included the iPad Air, big-screen TVs and Zoomer the Robot Dog.
Shopping market research firm InfoScout has confirmed that Microsoft’s Xbox One console proved to be the most sought after games console during Black Friday. However, the Wii U failed to drum enough interest with consumers, as the console was placed fifth behind the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The Xbox One dominated Walmart and Target. The console came in at number one with an impressive 31 percent share even though it was the most expensive console at $499.
Rainbow Loom, Lego, and Wii U are the winners of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2013 “Deals Awards” for kid’s toys and gifts. Announced today by the Cyber Week Awards, the first, second, and third place winners were selected based on the pricing and available deals on this holiday shopping season’s most popular kid’s toys and gifts. Several other toys, such as Skylanders Swap Force and Barbie, are also included on a secondary list of products that received an “honorable mention.”
The Wii U, when compared to the PS4 (“Playstation 4″) and the Xbox One, may not seem to be the most popular toy this holiday season. However, the Wii U is a clear winner for younger kids interested in video games. It offers more interaction for children and has many more games tailored to a younger audience. For example, the toy-based video games appearing on the honourable mentions list, Disney Infinity and Skylanders Swap Force, are very popular among youngsters at the moment. Additionally, the Wii U is less expensive than the PS4 and the Xbox One. For these reasons, the Wii U earned the third place award.
Metroid Prime: Trilogy pre-owned is currently being sold for $39.99 at GameStop. The compilation, which was released in 2009 for Wii, features three games from the Metroid series – Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. A used copy of the compilation is normally sold for $59.99 at the gaming retailer, but its price has been temporarily reduced for Black Friday.
Nintendo of America has clarified that the Zelda 3DS XL will be included in Target’s upcoming Black Friday deal. All Nintendo 3DS XL hardware will be $50 off, which means the standard 3DS XL will go for $150, whereas the Zelda 3DS XL will be priced at $170 while supplies last. The special edition handheld is packaged with a download code for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds – a $40 game.
Atlus has announced its annual Black Friday sale for its various games. Though there’s only one 3DS title on sale this time around, it’s one that a fair few users will be jumping for joy over. Shin Megami Tensei IV is on sale for $29.99 in North America – that’s a whopping $20 off its original RRP of $49.99. Atlus has also sweetened the deal by dropping the price on the game’s DLC, all of which can be purchased under $2. However, this sale won’t last forever, so if you’re a fan or are purchasing it as part of a gift, you can grab it at the lower price from November 28 to December 2 both in stores and on the 3DS eShop.
If you’re thinking of picking up a Nintendo 2DS in the not so distant future then it’s well worth checking out this deal at Walmart. The popular US retailer is selling the Nintendo 2DS for a mere $99.99 during Black Friday, which takes place on Friday, November 29th. Are you tempted to take the plunge and purchase a Nintendo 2DS?