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Nintendo Sells 1.5 Million Wii, DS Systems During Black Friday Week
By Hector Cortez Nov 30, 2010, 1:59 GMT
Nintendo\'s sales surge was can be attributed to multiple new hardware colors.
Nintendo today announced it sold 900,000 Nintendo DS systems and 600,000 Wii consoles between Sunday, Nov. 21, and Saturday, Nov. 27, according to the company’s internal sales estimates.
"U.S. shoppers bought about 9,000 Nintendo hardware systems nonstop for every hour of every day during the week of Black Friday," said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime.
Nintendo's sales surge was can be attributed to multiple new hardware colors, each of which comes bundled with games. These bundles, all of which are available while supplies last, include:
-- Limited-edition Mario red Wii hardware in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Super Mario Bros. game on the NES. It includes a red Wii system, a red Wii Remote Plus controller, a red Nunchuk controller, and games New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Wii Sports at a suggested retail price of $199.99.
-- A limited-edition red Nintendo DSi XL bundle in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Super Mario Bros. game on the NES. It features a Mario red Nintendo DSi XL system with three Super Mario Bros.-themed graphics, the Mario Kart DS game and preloaded software, including Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters, Brain Age Express: Math and Photo Clock. It is available at a suggested retail price of $179.99.
-- Orange and green Nintendo DSi systems, which are bundled with the Mario Party DS game. They are available at a suggested retail price of $149.99.
Also adding fuel to the sales fire are a ton of exclusive AAA titles, including: Super Mario Galaxy 2, Metroid: Other M, Kirby’s Epic Yarn, and Donkey Kong Country Returns. Plus, many third-party games have gathered buzz, including: NBA JAM from EA Sports, Just Dance 2 from Ubisoft, GoldenEye 007 from Activision and Disney Epic Mickey from Disney Interactive Studios.
Nintendo DS gamers can get their hands on, or look forward to, the following first and third-party games: DRAGON QUEST IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies, Professor Layton and the Unwound Future, Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!, Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, Super Scribblenauts, Rock Band 3, GoldenEye 007, and Sonic Colors.