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Console makers show impressive Thanksgiving week sales

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Dec 2009 12:56 User comments (2)

Console makers show impressive Thanksgiving week sales It appears the start of the holiday season was good to console makers Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft, with each reporting strong sales for the week of Thanksgiving.
Nintendo sold 500,000 Wii units for the week and 1 million DS/DSi handhelds, a new record surpassing that of Game Boy Advance sales during Thanksgiving week 2002.

"Holiday shoppers are finding value in our products' prices, and through a gameplay experience that's unique to Nintendo," added Cammie Dunaway, executive VP of sales and marketing.

Sony, continuing strong momentum since the launch of the slim PS3 in September, sold 440,000 PS3 units for the week.

"The 2009 holiday season got off to an amazing start for PlayStation, with all key retailers showing a significant increase for PS3, PSP and key holiday titles over Black Friday and the holiday weekend,"
added Patrick Seybold of Sony Computer Entertainment America.

Microsoft did not release exact figures but Microsoft director of product management for Xbox 360 and XBL Aaron Greenberg Tweeted the following message: "Great Black Friday results just in, biggest sales week of the year for Xbox 360, more than 2xs previous week sales."


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11.12.2009 23:55

""Holiday shoppers are finding value in our products' prices, and through a gameplay experience that's unique to Nintendo," added Cammie Dunaway, executive VP of sales and marketing."

No, parents are buying systems for Christmas, and they are buying the cheapest systems they can find. Come Christmas morning there will be lots of kids excited to get a new gaming system, and by the afternoon they will all be at their friend's house playing PS3 or Xbox360!

23.12.2009 1:06

It is the beginning of the silly season soo the numbers will go up :)

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