Whoa: Nintendo Sells 1.5 Million Consoles During Black Friday Week

Black Friday is behind us, but we’re currently in the midst of its pale imitation of a sibling, Cyber Monday. (Not to say that the Cyber Monday deals aren’t worth your time, but the name grates on my soul.) Great, great… but not as great as Nintendo’s sales! Yup, the company has revealed just how well it did during the week. Spoiler: 1.5 million consoles in total were sold. Not too shabby, no.

This breaks down to 600,000 (!) Wii consoles sold, with 900,000 Nintendo DSs making up the remainder. That counts all the various models of the DS, by the way.

Reggie Fils-Aime does the maths for us, and that breaks down to 9,000 Nintendo consoles sold every hour of every day of the week.

Remember that Nintendo has limited edition Mario 25th anniversary hardware out there, including a red Wii bundle that includes New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Wii Sports (plus red Wii everything) for $199. There’s also a red DSi XL that includes Mario Kart DS.

So, plenty of Nintendo stuff out there for your perusal this holiday season. But you don’t need me to tell you that because you’re already buying it in droves. Droves!

And no, I don’t have a better picture of the red DSi XL—ripped straight from the Nintendo site. Classy, to be sure.