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#1 spudtrooper

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 19:56

Looks like the Xbox 360 still has legs:

Microsoft sold more than 750,000 Xbox 360 consoles on black Friday in the US.

Sort of puts a little fizzle on the Wii U's ~400k


#2 Mr.XXIV

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 19:59

I literally lol'd the hell at this. :D

#3 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 20:01

Wow, a console that costs less than the Wii U which was probably heavily discounted for BF sells more than a brand new expensive console with a limited amount of units available for sale, who'd have thunk.......

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 20:03

Wow, a console that costs less than the Wii U which was probably heavily discounted for BF sells more than a brand new expensive console with a limited amount of units available for sale, who'd have thunk.......

The 360 is also 7 years old. A new console should be out selling something that old.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 20:04

There is plenty of Wii U product on store shelves as many, many, many people attested too. It's not hard to make lots of consoles when your console hardware is outdated (not meant to be a jab here, but the truth).

#6 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 20:05

a) Heavily discounted old console with massive back catalogue
b) Limited stock Wii U, just like any console launch they don't have enough to go around.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 20:06

a) Heavily discounted old console with massive back catalogue
b) Limited stock Wii U, just like any console launch they don't have enough to go around.

Wii U is hardly limited stock. I see it everywhere and so do my friends in other parts of the country.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 20:09

a) Heavily discounted old console with massive back catalogue
b) Limited stock Wii U, just like any console launch they don't have enough to go around.


Here in Austin I see WiiU's on the shelf... to be honest, I don't think all the parents really know that the Wii U is even out. (compared to the fanaticism of the wii a few years ago)

Also, the 360 itself isn't really that heavily discounted for how old it is. You're still looking at 249.00 + for new retail packages and heck, a lot of the holiday bundles cost the same price as the Wii U - 349.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 20:09

a) Heavily discounted old console with massive back catalogue
b) Limited stock Wii U, just like any console launch they don't have enough to go around.


There are plenty of them at all the stores around here. Craigslist is also filled with a million and a half people that are trying to make a few $ reselling them, but won't.

Nintendo is just doing a horrible time advertising it. I see commercials for Wii games, but the console itself is an afterthought at the very end.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 20:10

Wii U is hardly limited stock. I see it everywhere and so do my friends in other parts of the country.

this is obviously YMMV type of deal. Here on the east coast (specifically NJ) is very hard to come by. Toys R Us, Gamestop, Walmart, Target and Best Buy rarely have any in store (when they do its 2 or 3 of the basic console). Getting them online isnt as difficult but still a crap shoot (feel free to head over to bestbuy.com where both versions are sold out online - which I assume is nationwide)

edit - walmart.com also sold out
toysrus.com - only selling basic online or deluxe with 2 game bundles (scam)
target.com - appears to be in stock
gamestop.com - sold out

#11 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 20:12

That's convenient, there could be any number of reasons, maybe pre orders didn't come to pick them up, etc...

Gamestop has completely sold out and are cancelling people on the waiting list, WiiU has also sold out in the UK a week before its even due out in the shops, just because there are a few on a shelf somewhere doesn't mean they aren't selling.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 20:13

That's convenient, there could be any number of reasons, maybe pre orders didn't come to pick them up, etc...

Gamestop has completely sold out and are cancelling people on the waiting list, WiiU has also sold out in the UK a week before its even due out in the shops, just because there are a few on a shelf somewhere doesn't mean they aren't selling.


Didn't say they aren't selling. I just mentioned the Xbox still sold a ton more and "has legs" :)

#13 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 20:14

Because they are cheap and have a massive back catalogue?

#14 Lord Method Man

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 20:15

There are plenty of them at all the stores around here. Craigslist is also filled with a million and a half people that are trying to make a few $ reselling them, but won't.

Nintendo is just doing a horrible time advertising it. I see commercials for Wii games, but the console itself is an afterthought at the very end.


It's good to see things aren't working out for the scalpers. Prices on eBay are the same as retail and when you figure in eBay's cut from the sale they aren't making anything from it.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 20:17

The PS2 sold good numbers for what, 10 years? There's always someone (or, a lot of someones) who will pick up cheap consoles.