It seems that Black Friday was very, very, very good to Nintendo, as both the DS Lite and the Wii performed quite impressively
in the U.S. over the holiday week. Nintendo
has announced that it sold 653,000 DS Lites over the week of November 18-24, setting a new record for the portable, for Nintendo, and for the entire industry. The number of units moved is record-breaking
, exceeding the industry's previous record, also held by Nintendo with the Game Boy Advance's sales during Thanksgiving 2005.
The Wii also performed quite admirably, selling 350,000 units, a number topped only by the console's launch week. No word on how these sales figures compare to Sony or Microsoft's, but it's not like it's a competition or anything, right? Update:
Specified sales figures as pertaining to the U.S., and clarified the record as industry-wide. Read
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