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Nintendo sells 1.75 million hardware units in November


Black Friday
Dec 07
// Dale North
The NPD group says that Nintendo moved more than 1.75 million hardware units in November. The power of Black Friday pushed 910,000 portable systems and 845,000 home consoles into shopping bags last month.  The breakdown ...
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160k PlayStation Vitas were sold during Black Friday week


In addition to 525k PlayStation 3 consoles
Nov 29
// Jordan Devore
We covered that Microsoft sold 750,000 Xbox 360s during the week of Black Friday in the United States, so now it's Sony's turn. The company has its own stats for the big shopping week, sharing that compared to the same period...
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750k Xbox 360s sold during Black Friday week in U.S.


Did you grab one of them?
Nov 27
// Jordan Devore
Having mostly burned off my Thanksgiving meal (and ensuing leftovers), now is a good time to reflect back on last week. I didn't leave the house to participate in the frenzy of consumer spending, but a considerable amount of ...
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Wii U sells 400,000 units


Reggie claims system is selling out too quickly
Nov 26
// Jim Sterling
Nintendo of America's minestrone president, Reggie Fils-Aime, has taken to CNET to proclaim the Wii U a sellout and reveal the sale of 400,000 units since launch last Sunday. For comparison, the Wii was also able to get anoth...

Black Friday 2012: The 40 best deals

Nov 23 // Allistair Pinsof
Walmart [Thur. 8pm]$15 - Forza Horizon$25 - Madden NFL 13$25 - Battlefield 3 Premium $25 - Borderlands 2 $25 - Dishonored $25 - FIFA Soccer 13$25 - NBA 2k13$25 - Need for Speed: Most Wanted$25 - Skyrim$25 - XCOM: Enemy Unknown$38.96 - Assassin's Creed III $199.99 - PS3 250GB Holiday Bundle (Uncharted Collection & Infamous Collection)$149.99 - Xbox 360 4GB Skylanders Starter Pack Bundle $199.99 Xbox 360 250GB Holiday Bundle (Skyrim & Forza Motorsport 4) Best Buy$29.99 - Need for Speed: Most Wanted$34.99 - Assassins Creed III [Thur.]$149.99 - 3DS Holiday Bundle (Flame Red 3DS + Super Mario Land 3D [Friday 12:01AM]$199.99 - PS3 250GB Holiday Bundle (Uncharted 1,2 & Infamous 1,2) GameStop$29.99 - Diablo III [Fri. & Sat.]$199.99 - White Assassin's Creed III Liberation System Bundle$199.99 - PS3 250GB Holiday Bundle [Fri.]$249.99 Xbox 360 250GB Holiday Bundle + Black Ops 2 [Fri.]Amazon$5.99 - Syndicate (PC) [Fri. 5:10 am - 9:10 am PST]$15 - Ratchet & Clank Collection [Thur. 9:10 pm - 11:45 pm PST]$25 - Dishonored [Thurs. 1:10 pm - 5:10 pm PST]$25 - FIFA Soccer 13 (including Wii U!) [Thur. 1:10 pm - 5:10 pm PST]$25 - Madden NFL 13 [Thur. 9:10 am - 1:10 pm PST]$25 - NBA 2k13 [Thur. 1:10 pm - 5:10 pm PST]$25 - Skyrim [Thur. 5:10 am - 9:10 am PST]$199.99 - PS3 250GB Holiday Bundle [Thur. 5:10 pm - 9:10 pm PST] GameFly [PC only - Fri. to Mon.]$16.99 - Darksiders II$29.99 - Dishonored $29.99 - Skyrim $29.99 Mass Effect Trilogy $24.99 - Need For Speed Most Wanted Target [Thur. 9pm] $10 - Microsoft Points 1600 Points Card $149.99 - 3DS Holiday Bundle (Flame Red 3DS + Super Mario Land 3D$199.99 - Vita WiFi + free Lego Batman 2Sears [Thursday 8PM to Friday 1PM]$99 - Wii Black Bundle (Wii Sports/Sports Resort) Old Navy (lol)Free New Super Mario Bros Wii U with $40 purchase, limited supply --------------------- For full listings of entire stores, you can't do better than Cheap Ass Gamer's awesome guide. Just know that you won't find better deals than the ones above. What deals are you guys excited about? Share them with us in the comments below along with your Black Friday stories.
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What are you buying, stranger?
The only thing more American than eating so much that you can't get up from the couch is waiting in line to buy a bunch of dumb stuff you don't need. Hey, don't look at me like that. I'm no judge! I just want to persuade as m...

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NICE PS3 250GB bundle for $199 at Amazon for Black Friday


Uncharted and inFamous collections included
Nov 23
// Dale North
Amazon continues to one-up the already great Sony Black Friday bundles with extras. Yesterday we pointed out that the $179 Vita bundle came with two games and credit towards another. Today, Amazon does something similar with ...
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Square Enix Black Friday & Cyber Monday sale open


50% off many games
Nov 23
// Dale North
While I'll always roll my eyes at people that say things like 'I won't get out in that mess' on Black Friday (I'm going shopping later today), there's nothing wrong with a bit of holiday shopping for digital downloads. Square...
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PS Vita & Assassin's Creed 3 bundle $179 at Amazon


Comes with PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
Nov 22
// Dale North
You need a Vita? Don't buy any bundle but this one at Amazon for $179. It comes with: Assassin’s Creed Vita bundle (White Vita, AC3: Liberation, 4GB card) Digital version of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale for Vita...
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Give thanks and get rewarded!
[Update: Contest closed! Winner is Nick Martin!] Happy Thanksgiving from Destructoid! In the spirit of the season, we're giving away an Assassin's Creed III: Liberation PS Vita bundle to one lucky Dtoider! Here's the run-down...

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Steam Autumn Sale kicks off with XCOM and Walking Dead


Wallet-wrecking event lasts through Monday
Nov 21
// Jordan Devore
In case you hadn't been paying attention to Steam today, whether intentionally or otherwise, the platform's Autumn Sale has officially started. As always, you'll want to keep an eye on the flash sales (Star Wars: KotOR II for...
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Xbox Live Marketplace holiday discounts are live


Black Friday from the comfort of your home
Nov 20
// Jordan Devore
Xbox Live has already started discounting games and digital trinkets for this big shopping week. Most notably, Spelunky and Rock Band Blitz are down to 600 Microsoft Points each. You should probably buy those, particularly th...
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Flame Red 3DS bundle available on Black Friday


Priced at $169 with a game
Nov 19
// Dale North
Starting this Black Friday shopping season, on November 23, Nintendo will offer a Flame Red Nintendo 3DS bundle, packaged with one of the best games for the system, Super Mario 3D Land, priced at only $169.99. That's like getting the game for free. Not a bad deal! Get in line at your least crazy big box retailer this weekend to nab the bundle.
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There are a bunch of Xbox 360 bundles for Black Friday


Can you spare two Benjamins?
Nov 16
// Jordan Devore
We already told you about some of the Black Friday bundles planned for PlayStation 3 and Vita, so now it's Microsoft's turn. If you've been keeping up with the deals this year, much of this likely won't be news to you, but it...
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PS3 and Vita priced at $199 for Black Friday


NICE discount
Nov 16
// Dale North
The newly redesigned PS3 and the PSVita will both see $199 bundles on Black Friday. The Ultimate PS3 Value Bundle will be available at retailers nationwide for $199 while supplies last. It includes an Uncharted Dual Pack (Dra...
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Old Navy to give shopping bonus: New Super Mario Bros. U


Game free for early shoppers
Nov 14
// Dale North
Getting videogames at a clothing store? How weird is that? Line up early at Old Navy on November 23 and buy at least $40 in merchandise and you'll have the chance to nab a free copy of Wii U title New Super Mario Bros. U. And...
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Walmart's Black Friday deals put Best Buy to shame


Don't forget the pepper spray
Nov 08
// Allistair Pinsof
Walmart just ripped out Best Buy's rib cage and dangled it over the angry horde of Black Friday mobsters. Why get Borderlands 2 at Best Buy for $34.99 when you can get it for $25 at Walmart? I can think of one good reason: Yo...
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Best Buy's Black Friday sale marks down recent releases


Assassin's Creed III and Borderlands 2 for $35 each
Nov 07
// Jordan Devore
While we're still a couple of weeks away from eating copious amounts of food and going through the motions of Black Friday, it's good to know what's ahead. Best Buy has posted a preview of its offerings which will be availabl...
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Xbox biggest sales week ever: 960,000 consoles sold


Nov 29
// Dale North
Black Friday was nice to Microsoft. Really nice. The company says that they've just closed the biggest week in the history of Xbox, with more than 960,000 consoles sold during the week of Black Friday. Some 800,000 of those s...
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Nintendo made mad bank on Black Friday, broke records


Nov 29
// Dale North
Here's some broken records to let you know how well Nintendo did on this past Black Friday: 3DS sales up 325% over Nov. 6 Half a million Wii systems sold on Black Friday, the most ever The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword the ...
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Cyber Monday: Gunnar hosting scavenger hunt, 30% off sale


Nov 28
// Niero Desu
Cyber monday update: Gunnar Optiks is having a sale on 3D, gaming styles, computer styles, and sunglasses that discounts 20-30% off the retail price.  You can also win Modern Warfare 3 Hardened Edition an...
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Grandpa gets face battered by cops over videogames


Nov 25
// Jim Sterling
A grandfather accused of shoplifting videogames during a Black Friday shopping spree got a smashed face and a throat full of blood after cops sent him sprawling to the floor. Stories as to what happened in the Buckeye Walmart...
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Indie Game Music Bundle deal: 10 albums for only $1


Nov 25
// Jason Cabral
The Humble Indie Bundle helped to blaze a path for independent game developers trying to get their games played by a larger audience, by offering a selection of interesting titles with a "pay-what-you-like" business model. Th...
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Black Friday shoppers Pepper sprayed Walmart game section


Nov 25
// Jim Sterling
Time for our "It's a slow news day so here's a ludicrous story vaguely connected to videogames" moment. Today is Black Friday, a day in which shoppers confirm that they are mindless cattle to be milked by capricious ...
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The DTOID Show: Our Black Friday Dealmageddon!


Nov 23
// Max Scoville
Hey everybody! I've written posts for The Destructoid Show from numerous strange places, but I don't think I've written one from an airport bar. At least, not this particular airport bar. It smells like garlic fries. Today, ...
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The complete Black Friday 2011 guide


Nov 23
// Brett Zeidler
We here at Destructoid know you, as gamers, want the very best deals for your very expensive hobby. That's why I've done all the dirty work for you and scanned through the heaps of ads for this year's Black Friday. Walmart, B...
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Black Friday: Rayman Origins $30 at GameStop, much more


Nov 23
// Brett Zeidler
We're just two days away from Black Friday. Everything has culminated up to this point. While everyone else is sifting through the piles of ads looking for the best deals after eating two platefuls of turkey, you've already g...
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Black Friday: Kmart selling MGS HD for $35, more


Nov 22
// Brett Zeidler
We are getting ever closer to the busiest shopping day of the year. Kmart has some pretty good deals going on. Here's a short list of what you can expect to find should you choose to do shopping there: $199.99 - Get a $25 gi...
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Woah: $200 PS3 bundle at Walmart on Black Friday


Nov 22
// Dale North
We're rounding up Black Friday deals now but this one is good enough for its own story. Walmart has a $199.96 PS3 bundle set for this Friday. It it you'll get a 160GB PS3 "Slim" and two games: LittleBigPlanet 2: Special ...
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Black Friday: Target has some great deals


Nov 19
// Brett Zeidler
We are now officially less than a week away from the post-Turkey Day madness. If you're set on stopping by either Walmart or Best Buy I can't blame you for that. Here's why you should still give Target a chance though: $139....
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Black Friday: Best Buy deals revealed, start saving


Nov 11
// Brett Zeidler
Let's get right into this one, shall we? Best Buy's Black Friday 2011 ad surfaced recently and it doesn't disappoint. Here's just a short list of some of the more notable deals: $29.99 - Batman: Arkham City, Rage, Battlefiel...

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