Folks Bought a Buttload of Nintendo Stuff This Weekend
In the month of October, 232,000 Wiis were sold in the US. Over the past weekend, 600,000 Wiis were sold. Wowzer. But that’s not all. Even with the 3DS only a couple months away now, they dropped 900,000 of those on consumers this weekend as well.
To be fair, though, the DS was going for absurdly low prices, but price breaks certainly aren’t responsible for the Wii’s performance as that was going for full price most places, though a few at it at $180. Anyway, that’s pretty insane regardless.
If you’re one of those folks who are now snarking it up about the Wii not having any “real” games and blah blah blah, think about it this way: The getting is good now because even if the console only has a handful of AAA titles a year, it’s been out for four years already.
Also, it seems kinda crazy to me that it could sell that much without anything new to go with it. The other two current-generation home consoles have their new gimmicks, but the Wii holds strong anyway. Or at least that’s what it looks like. I don’t currently have the Black Friday weekend sales numbers for those other consoles for comparison.