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Nintendo reveals big Black Friday sales numbers for Wii, 3DS, Mario, and Zelda

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Now that basically all the big games of the year are out, the customary thing to is brag about sales. Sony did it for Uncharted 3 and Activision with Modern Warfare 3, but Nintendo held off until after the money party that is Black Friday to boast. Today Nintendo exec Reggie Fils-Aime talked about Nintendo’s big November sales, with Nintendo stalwarts Mario and Link leading the way..

Talking with USA Today , Reggie mentioned that since the November 13 launch Super Mario 3D Land has sold over half a million copies and called it the fastest-selling portable Mario ever. Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword had similar sales, clearing 535,000 copies in the US since it launched a little over a week ago. On the console side Reggie also mentioned the more than 500,000 Wiis were sold on during Black Friday, proving that there are somehow still consumers out there who don’t have a Wii.

Lastly, Reggie stated that one of Nintendo’s prediction earlier this month came true. After saying the 3DS is on track to outdo the first year US sales of the DS now it seems the publisher already has with a few months to spare. Though they didn’t go into too many specifics, Nintendo gives some of the credit to 3D Land, saying 3DS sales rose 49% week-over-week when it came out. With Mario Kart 7 still to be released, the 3DS seems to have really turned a corner, though it’s too early to tell.

Source: USA Today

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7 comments

  • Garlador - November 28, 2011 9:44 p.m.

    So long as there are Mario and Zelda games, and I have breath in my lungs and money in my wallet, I shall buy them.
  • talleyXIV - November 28, 2011 7:46 p.m.

    I got Super Mario 3D Land on Black Friday, unfortunately the Skyward Sword bundle at Wal-Mart for $60 was gone extremely quickly. I did play the demo there though and I was impressed.
  • NightCrawler_358 - November 28, 2011 7:34 p.m.

    I'm going to wait -possibly forever- to get a 3DS, at least until some more good games come out that aren't just remakes of N64 games I already own 3 copies of. I did buy the Skyward Sword Controller Bundle day one though, and it is fantastic! I wish it'd get more sales, but most people who own Wiis are idiots... Whilst buying Skyward Sword, I saw two teenaged boys buying some crappy truck game and some plastic wheels for like 80$! Guh!
  • ChaosEternal - November 28, 2011 6:49 p.m.

    I personally bought the Zelda 3DS bundle and plan to get Super Mario 3D Land. I am really loving the 3DS and I am glad I purchased it. ^.^ Woah, the Captcha is showing up in google chrome! I don;t have to turn on Firefox and login there just to post! :D
  • D0CCON - November 28, 2011 4:59 p.m.

    That's right, don't count 3DS out. Sure, I was still a bit worried, but in the back of my mind I thought about how the DS started out failing before coming The Best Handheld Ever (TM). I'm certainly happy with my purchase (and love 3D Land).
  • EnigmaSpirit - November 28, 2011 4:38 p.m.

    Nintendo may not go bankrupt! They are getting things together... Now I have 2 3DS games thanks to Mario (The other being OoT).

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