Holiday Wii Sales Rise or Fall? Flip a Coin, Mario

Thanksgiving week sales of Nintendo's Wii plummeted in the US despite a $50 price cut designed to reinvigorate the kinetically renowned console. In a press statement, the company revealed it sold about 550,000 units of the console during the holiday week, or nearly a third fewer than the nearly 800,000 units sold during the same timeframe last year.

That sounds bad for Nintendo, and in a sense it is, especially given sales figures loosed from Sony and Microsoft indicating both systems performed well during the crucial inaugural holiday sales period. That rules out the economy as a major mitigating factor and starts pointing to less appetizing explanations, like demographic saturation, or worse--dissatisfaction with a relentless deluge of mediocre software.

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