Nintendo Reports Massive Black friday sales; Wii sells over 500k

Posted By | On 28th, Nov. 2011

Nintendo has sold an enormous amount of Wii systems this Black Friday, with over 500k units. The software sales are much more impressive with Super Mario 3D Land selling 500k and is the fastest selling portable Mario game ever.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword has sold 525k units which is very impressive as well. The 3DS sales increased by 325%, which is frankly phenomenal.

What this has been able to do is drive our Nintendo 3DS business in only eight months to surpass the full first year volume of the original DS and we still have the bulk of the holiday to go,” said Reggie Fils-Aimes

“And we still have the launch of Mario Kart 7 to continue driving our full-year sales on Nintendo 3DS,” he added.

He also mentioned the importance of Black Friday sales.

“We know that Black Friday and that entire week is a key selling week and it is important for products like ours to have a jump in momentum and we were fortunate to see that.

“For us, it really was driven by unique and powerful software and what gives us confidence is that we still have more software to launch in the balance of this holiday period,” he revealed.

We loved Skyward Sword and gave it a glowing 9.5/10 in our review. You can read that over here.

Source: USA Today.


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