Nintendo moves big numbers on Black Friday

Wii, Skyward Sword, Mario 3DS sell over 500,000.

Nintendo had plenty of bread on its table this past Friday, or Black Friday, rather – the biggest shopping day of the year.

The Wii and 3DS manufacturer moved big numbers in the weeks leading up to the shopping day, selling at least half a million units of each of their biggest products, and breaking internal records.

Super Mario 3D Land, which launched November 11, sold over 500,000 copies since its U.S. launch, becoming the fastest-selling Mario handheld ever. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, launched November 20, sold 535,000 copies since its U.S. release, becoming the fastest-selling Zelda title ever.

On Black Friday alone, Wii sold more than 500,000 units.

As for 3DS, last week’s sales tripled by 325 percent, according to Nintendo America president Reggie Fils-Aime, comparing sales to the week of November 6, right before Super Mario 3D Land launched on the platform.

Thanks, USA Today.

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