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US: Wii and DS sales surge

Leading platform holder Nintendo is celebrating success on two fronts after announcing that both its home console the Wii and its portable machine the DS have racked up huge sales over the Thanksgiving weekend and through the month of November as a whole.

The Wii sold 350,000 units throughout Thanksgiving week, according to NPD figures, and its total sales for the first two weeks of November reached a staggering 650,000 – the highest monthly sales enjoyed by the machine since its launch in November 2006.

DS, meanwhile, put even the Wii to shame, selling a massive 653,000 in Thanksgiving week, well up on the already impressive total October sales of 458,000. It also beats Nintendo’s previous sales record, when the DS’ predecessor the Game Boy Advance sold 600,000 in the same time period in November 2005.

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