The lights are on
It's that time of the year when electronics companies love to gloat about how much product they moved, and this holiday is no different. Many shoppers of questionable sanity lined up absurdly early at their local Best Buys, Targets, and Walmarts to get the best deals for friends and loved ones, giving Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo plenty to smile about.
Sony's Patrick Seybold was proud to announce that there will be 440,000 new Playstation 3 owners thanks to the holiday weekend, Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg tweeted that Xbox sales doubled the previous week's tally, and Nintendo trumped both with the news that they sold 1.5 million consoles during the same timeframe. One million of the latter were DS and DSi sales, while 550,000 were newly-purchased Wii consoles.
It's been a fantastic year in terms of quality titles, and these sales numbers show that a few million more of us will get to experience them firsthand very soon.