Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo all revealed their sales stats for the Black Friday holiday. This gives us the means to compare how all of the major console manufactures are doing compared to each other (Sony deigned to provide hard stats, a very rare occurence.).
“On November 18, Nintendo’s Wii U went on sale in the United States. The release of the successor to the immensely popular Nintendo Wii came just in time for the shopping-intense Thanksgiving week. Nintendo reportedly sold more than 400,000 units of its new home console during the week and, according to Nintendo, the Wii U is now effectively sold out in the United States,” said Felix Richter, media relations manager at Statista. “What puts a little dent in the Wii U’s launch performance is the fact that Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Sony’s Playstation 3 outsold Nintendo’s new flagship console by a significant margin. The heavy Black Friday discounts offered on both consoles apparently persuaded many shoppers to go with the slightly dated HD consoles instead of the Wii U.”