It was a lot of fun following this story over the weekend. Throughout the weekend multiple reports had the Wii U selling strongly over the holiday weekend. We finally have some official confirmation of its success from Target.
“Apple iPads were top sellers in stores and online. On average, Target sold an iPad every second throughout the day on Thanksgiving. Apple Watch was especially popular in stores.
Gaming consoles were popular in stores and online, including Nintendo Wii U, which was the top selling item on Target.com.
TVs were one of most sought after items in stores— the 55” Westinghouse at $249.99 was Target’s top selling TV.
Movies were a big hit in stores with guests buying more than 3 million on Thanksgiving.
A three-foot stuffed teddy bear, priced at $10, was a surprise hit, with some stores selling out in minutes.
Top toys included LEGO, Barbie, Disney Princess and Star Wars. Target exclusives generated nearly one-third of Star Wars toy sales for the day.
Beats Solo 2 headphones were one of the top sellers on Target.com and in stores at $96.99 (reg. $199.99).”
This is a positive start for the Wii U and Nintendo during the holiday season. I would be curious to see if this momentum carries over into Cyber Monday.
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