Target Reports Strong Start to Black Friday Weekend Online and In Stores

Target enjoyed record-breaking sales on Thanksgiving, with Wii U leading the charge as the retailer's top-selling item online for Black Friday.

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YinYangGaming3105d ago

Heard a few stores ran out of XB1's & PS4's but regardless congrats to Wii U on pulling this off

XanderZane3105d ago

I just came back from Target about an hour ago. All the Wii U's were gone, which I knew would be the case. They were selling the Wii U bundle for $250 with Splatoon and Super Smash Bros. When I got there, I asked the guy if they had any left. He said, "Oh No." They were all sold out within the first hour. I checked the cases and saw both PS4 and XB1's still there. He said Nintendo will have more sales for the system before Christmas. I'll get one eventually. I really can't see Nintendo going back to $300 for this system.

BullyMangler3105d ago (Edited 3105d ago )

Sooo, wiiU a great companion ?
Yara, quit stalking me. ;)

hduce3105d ago (Edited 3105d ago )

Both the Xbox and PS4 were in good supply at the two Targets near me. I think the Wii U is a good system. Imagine what they could have done if they had a reasonable/lower price when it first launched.

Export3104d ago

Im happy for Wii U too . Alot of good games on that system

Christopher3104d ago

Misleading statistic. It could be the best selling online console considering it had very limited (or no) online sales of the other consoles. You likely had to go into the store to get the deal on the PS4 and XBO.

wonderfulmonkeyman3104d ago

Something makes me suspect you wouldn't be bringing up that point if it weren't the Wii U selling out.

InactiveUser3104d ago

Something makes me suspect that it's perfectly reasonable to question the circumstances of the worst selling console suddenly claiming to have been the best selling console.

TheGreyest3104d ago

I don't understand the dislikes when this is exactly the case. Target Online says those X1 and PS4 deals are "In Stores Only". The Wii U isn't going to win NPD or BF. There's really no use in being salty about that statement.

SweatyFlorida3104d ago (Edited 3104d ago )

This is a perfect example of how family and kid centric games rule the market and are in fact, the casual market and relatively missing link currently. Majority of these people didn't buy WiiU's because of the console, they bought it because of the colorful and fun looking games that which most can be played with two people or at least be entertaining for people to couch watch.

It's why WiiU failed, it wasn't about fun with your family playing the games we loved, it was about the new controller, with a higher than average price tag(Its first year). This is why I think Microsoft or Sony need to have some kind of big party game that you can have fun with your kids, parents, brothers/sisters, etc, anyone, together in the same room. This is also how NX can smash the competition, be on par or better powerwise to achieve same graphic and performance capability as PS4, gaining most 3rd party juggernauts, but also provide fun family games on top of Nintendo core. Whoever takes advantage of the casual wins. Ps4 is doing great but it can and should be doing wii numbers if it appealed to family more rather than core, core, core(another reason xbox is failing). I love my uncharted and bloodborne and niche games like last guardian like everyone else, but there's still something missing for the platform (its not littlebigplanet either, that's a kids game, not family)

WickedLester3104d ago

Wow, talk about delusional! I have a PS4 and there are several games my 5 year old plays with me or watches me play...

Rayman Legends
Beach Buggy Racing
Trials Fusion
Rocket League
MLB the Show 2015
NBA 2k 2015
Madden 2015
Little Big Planet 3
Tearaway Unfolded
Marvel Legos
Plants VS Zombies: Garden Warfare

I mean, don't get me wrong. I love Nintendo and we own Wii U as well with several wonderful games. However you're just flat wrong in saying the other systems don't have family-friendly options.

Personally I think it's a mistake to buy a Wii U now with NX looming so closely and could very well be backwards compatible.

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iplay1up23105d ago

Great to hear! So many great games! Xeonoblade X less than a week away!!!!!

Kurisu3105d ago (Edited 3105d ago )

I want to give this game a try at some point after its release. I'm playing Tales of Xillia on PS3 at the moment though so I don't really want to start another RPG yet.

Rookie_Monster3105d ago

Nice to see the Wii U can actually be a great seller. Might be the perfect time to pick up a Wii to Play Xenoblade next week.

DanteVFenris6663105d ago

Probably a bad idea as Nintendo already announced a new console and Nintendo always has been backwards compatible

blawren43105d ago

there are plenty of games already released or upcoming to justify $250. Clearly he is not an early adopter and is concerned about cost. I say get a wii u now.

DanteVFenris6663104d ago

I own one too and it's more than justifiable, just saying its kinda a waste if nx is around the corner.

The nx will probably make the wiiu have a price drop as well sense it'll be old news.

In honestly I'm just but hurt that after I bought my wii u they announced the nx. I've still had fun on it but now I'll need to buy another console in 1-2 years.

Summons753104d ago

They didn't announce a new console, they said the NX is the next system. They didn't say it was a home console, a handheld, or something to go along with the mobile move they were making. It's a great idea to pick up a WiiU since it has a lot of great games just like the other system.

MCTJim3104d ago (Edited 3104d ago )

I hope you are indeed correct that their new system is backward compatible. The reveal next year will tell us if we get our wish.

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Masterchief_thegoat3105d ago

Spaltoon is great game damm if didn't work Thursday morning I would have got 25 at Walmart and fry cry 4 CE for ps4

sammarshall1023105d ago

I'm glad this hobby of ours is so healthy