Sony has finally got around to announcing how many PlayStation 3 consoles and Playstation Vita systems it shifted during Black Friday week. Both Microsoft and Nintendo gave their numbers earlier this week, with the Xbox 360 selling 750,000 units and Wii U selling 400,000 units. Here’s the total figures from each console manufacturer.
- Xbox 360: 750,000
- PlayStation 3: 525,000
- Wii U: 400,000
- Wii: 300,000
- Nintendo DS: 275,000
- Nintendo 3DS: 250,000
- PlayStation Vita: 160,000
Microsoft has announced that it managed to sell more Xbox 360 consoles than Wii U consoles during the week of Black Friday. Microsoft sold over 750,000 Xbox 360s and Nintendo sold 400,000 Wii U consoles. However, it should be noted that there were supply issues with the Wii U with a few stores completely selling out of the console. Nintendo has been busy replenishing stock.
Nintendo is giving early holiday shoppers a way to knock two items off their lists at once. Starting November 23, a limited-edition version of the Flame Red Nintendo 3DS will come with Super Mario 3D Land pre-installed on the system. The bundle is offered at a suggested retail price of $169.99, providing an incredible value for holiday shoppers. If purchased separately, the system and the game would be offered at suggested retail prices of $169.99 and $39.99 respectively.
Nintendo and Old Navy are teaming up this Black Friday to deliver one of the most epically friendly and fun deals of the holiday season. None other than Mario himself will be the hero of Old Navy’s “Cheermageddon” Black Friday Giveaway. On Nov. 23, visitors who line up early and purchase at least $40 in merchandise at Old Navy locations across the United States will have a chance to receive a free New Super Mario Bros. U game for Nintendo’s groundbreaking Wii U system ($59.99 retail value of game; quantities limited and vary per store). Throughout Black Friday, Old Navy shoppers will also receive a special game card in stores for a chance to win one of 1,000 Wii U systems ($299 retail value). In Canada, the giveaways will take place on Saturday, Nov. 24.
From Nov. 22-24, one-third of Old Navy stores across the United States will feature interactive demo stations where shoppers can sample New Super Mario Bros. U on the new Wii U. These stores will also have Mario-themed photo backdrops where fans can snap fun pictures with Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom friends. As a bonus for visitors to Old Navy’s flagship stores in San Francisco (801 Market St., San Francisco, CA, 94103) and New York (150 W. 34th St., New York, NY, 10001), Nintendo will provide extra activities with additional New Super Mario Bros. U demo kiosks and photo opportunities with Nintendo costumed characters.
On November 23rd, which is Black Friday this year, you can purchase a Wii for $89 from Walmart and/or a Nintendo DSi XL for $99. Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two isn’t even out yet (it releases on the 18th of November), but you can nab Wii’s version of the game from Walmart for only $24.96 on Black Friday.
- Wii Console – $89
- uDraw – $10
- Wii Sports – $15
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – $15
- Mario Power Tennis – $15
- Mario Super Sluggers – $15
- Just Dance 3 – $15
- Super Mario Galaxy – $15
- Super Paper Mario – $15
- Pikmin 2 – $15
- Wipeout 2 – $15
- Wii Play Motion – $15
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl – $25
- Just Dance 4 – $25
- Wipeout 3 – $15
- Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two – $24.96
- Skylanders Starter Pack – $38.96
- Nintendo DSi XL – $99.96
- Pokemon White 2 – $30
- Pokemon Black 2 – $30
- Mario Kart – $30
- New Super Mario Bros – $30
On November 23rd Toys R Us will be offering gamers the chance to purchase one Wii U game and get another Wii U game of their choice for 40% off. Though it’s a Black Friday deal, the promotion will actually start at 8pm Thursday, November 22nd and will run until Black Friday.
Those few of you that still don’t own a Wii may want to consider picking one up on Black Friday through Walmart. You’ll be able to buy one for $89.99, which is quite a bit cheaper than its recommended retail price. Don’t forget there’s some great titles to buy for it as well, including the Super Mario Galaxy series and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword & Twilight Princess.
We already know that the Wii was phenomenally successful during Black Friday but what we didn’t know is Wal-Mart lost money on every console they sold. According to Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime Wal-Mart lost money on every limited edition Blue Wii it sold for less than $100 while Nintendo didn’t lose a cent.
“Wal-Mart lost money on every Wii they sold. We did not lose money on it”
Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime has revealed that the Wii had its best Black Friday ever as Nintendo saw sales surpass 500,000 units just during the day, and pre-Black Friday openings at some stores. Who said the Wii is dead?
An early Black Friday advert from Gamestop shows that the limited edition Zelda themed Nintendo 3DS which comes bundled with Ocarina of Time 3D will be heading to North America. The advert also shows that North America will be getting a Flame Red Nintendo 3DS which comes bundled with the fantastic Super Mario 3D Land.