Info Scout Says 17% Of Black Friday Console Sales Were Wii U


Sales tracker Info Scout is reporting that 17% of consoles sold on Black Friday were Wii U systems. We already know that the Splatoon and Super Smash Bros Wii U bundle was a hit at a number of retailers including Target. As you might expect, the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One performed better during Black Friday with Info Scout reporting that 42% share was on PlayStation 4 and 41% share was Xbox One.

Due to popular demand, we’ve augmented the post to include a breakdown by major gaming console.

At Target and Walmart, the Xbox One + Gears of War bundle barely outsold its rival PS4 + Uncharted Bundle. Yet, strong PS4 sales at and other retailers were enough to edge out the Xbox One for top sales this Black Friday season.

Here’s how Info Scout work: More than 300,000 Americans snap pictures of their everyday shopping receipts via InfoScout’s mobile apps: Shoparoo, Receipt Hog and Receipt Lottery. The first 250,000 receipts reported from shopping trips on Thanksgiving night and Black Friday were analyzed to support the real-time insights above.


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Target Confirms Wii U Was The Top-Selling Item On Its Website On Black Friday

It looks like more and more people are interested in picking up a Wii U for the holidays, and it could have something to due with Nintendo offering some pretty sweet deals on new bundles. The console was even the top-selling item on Target’s website on Black Friday. The retailer is also saying that gaming consoles in general were popular among consumers in both stores and online.


The Nintendo UK Store Has Revealed Black Friday Deals

The Nintendo UK store has revealed it’s Black Friday deals just in time for tomorrow. One of the highlights is the Nintendo 3DS XL in white that includes Super Mario 3D land and a free mario hat for £99.00. You can check out some of the offers listed on the website below:

  • Wii U Mario Mega Bundle – Soft Toy, Wheel, Gamepad Protector, Super Mario Maker and Wii U Console – £299
  • Nintendo 3DS XL White Console – includes Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Hat – Was £179.99 Now £99
  • New Nintendo 3DS XL Pokemon Bundle – Nintendo 3DS XL in Metallic Blue, Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Free Pikachu Toy – £219.00
  • Nintendo 3DS XL Super Smash Bros. Limited Edition – Includes charger and Super Smash Bros. game – Was £238.97 Now £158.97
  • Nintendo 2DS Console (Black + Blue) Bundle – Pokemon X and Blue Nintendo 2DS case – Was £132.49 Now £95.99
  • Nintendo 2DS Console + Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer + NFC Reader/Writer Pack – Was £149.99 Now £119.99

There’s also up to 90% off on selected merchandise. You can browse all of the discounts and bundle offers here.

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Black Friday: Square Enix Has Good Deals On Nintendo DS Games

One of the great things about the Nintendo 3DS is that it plays all your old Nintendo DS games. There’s plenty of acclaimed titles around for the platform and if you missed out on any of them then you may want to pay a visit to the Square Enix online store. There’s a number of titles at bargain prices including The World Ends With You and Chrono Trigger.

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Frys: Black Friday Deal Is Buy 2 Wii U Games Get 1 Free


Looking to increase your video game collection? Well, you might want to think about heading to Frys as the retailer will be running a special buy two get one free deal on Wii U titles. So you could pick up Mario Kart 8, Captain Toad and Super Smash Bros for example. The choice is yours! The retailer is also running the Splatoon and Super Smash Bros 32GB Wii U bundle for $249.99, so you may want to get that and some extra games.


Target eBay: Wii U With Splatoon And Smash Bros Up For $249

Target has started its Black Friday sale slightly early on eBay as the US retailer is currently selling the 32GB Wii U bundle with Splatoon and Super Smash Bros for the sweet price point of $249.99. If you want this particular deal then you had better be quick about it. It certainly saves you queuing up on Black Friday!

Nintendo Canada Outlines Black Friday Deals On Nintendo Products


Major retailers nationwide will be offering heaps of great deals on some of Nintendo’s most popular games and systems for Black Friday, highlighted by a new Smash Splat Wii U Deluxe Set that includes the Wii U console and two highly sought-after games: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and the squid hit of the year, Splatoon, both pre-installed on the system. This bundle launches in retail stores at a low suggested retail price of $279.99.

Save $30 off the suggested retail price of $229.99 on the black and red New Nintendo 3DS XL at major retail stores, while the Nintendo 2DS Mario Kart 7 Bundle and the YO-KAI WATCH Bundle are available for $89.99 at Toys R Us. Walmart will offer the original Black Nintendo 3DS XL system bundled with the mega-hit game Super Mario 3D Land game for a suggested retail price of $149.96.

Additionally, starting November 25, the Nintendo eShop will be offering up to 50 per cent discounts on select downloadable games. More great savings will be available at various retailers.

“Fun is more affordable than ever. Whether you’re a Nintendo fan or shopping for one this holiday season, these excellent deals provide fun game experiences for the whole family,” said Pierre-Paul Trepanier, Nintendo of Canada’s General Manager and Senior Director. “These great offers on Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and a large number of games represent an incredible value for people who want to make their holiday shopping dollars go as far as possible.”

As of today, here’s a roundup of some of the deals that will be available around Black Friday. See stores for specific dates. All offers are available while supplies last.

For a complete rundown of deals on multiple Nintendo products for the holidays, keep an eye on

New Nintendo 3DS XL

Save $30 off the suggested retail price and get a black or red New Nintendo 3DS XL for $199.99 at Best Buy, EB Games, and Amazon. The New Nintendo 3DS XL Hyrule Edition is now $229.99, available exclusively at EB Games.

Black Nintendo 3DS XL

Bundled with Super Mario 3D Land game at a suggested retail price of $149.96, exclusively at Walmart.

Smash Splat Wii U Deluxe Set

Purchase the NEW Splatoon + Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Deluxe for a limited time for $279.99 at major retailers.

Nintendo 2DS

Purchase a Nintendo 2DS Mario Kart 7 Bundle or Nintendo 2DS YO-KAI WATCH Bundle for $89.99 at Toys R Us.

Nintendo eShop Cyber Deals

Gamers can treat themselves to a gift and save up to 50 per cent on dozens of the best-reviewed games for the Wii U console and Nintendo 3DS family of systems. This sale runs from November 25 at 9 a.m. PT to December 2 at 8:59 a.m. PT, and the full list of titles will be available at

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