Nintendo boasts of 1.5 million DS, Wii units sold last week

By on November 29, 2010 at 10:13 PM.

Nintendo boasts of 1.5 million DS, Wii units sold last week

Gaming giant Nintendo recently announced that during Black Friday week, U.S. consumers purchased a combined 1.5 million DS and Wii gaming systems. Holiday shoppers scooped up nearly 900,000 DS units and over 600,000 Wii consoles during the popular shopping debacle period. “U.S. shoppers bought about 9,000 Nintendo hardware systems nonstop for every hour of every day during the week of Black Friday,” said Nintendo of America’s president. Sales of Wii consoles were up slightly while sales of the DS portable gaming system fell slightly from the same period last year. Regardless, the numbers are still very impressive. More →

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Roku XD player 20% off on Black Friday

By on November 25, 2010 at 1:16 PM.

Roku XD player 20% off on Black Friday

If you’re looking to jump into the connected TV market, and aren’t quiet ready to go with Google TV, Roku is a great option. The company has just pinged us to let us know it is offering a sale on its widely popular Roku XD player starting tonight at 12:00PM PT. Roku will be offering its XD model player — which is capable of 1080p playback — at an additional 20% off. That brings the price of the already affordable box down to $64. The sale runs through Monday, November 29th. Happy shopping. More →

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'Free Phone Fridays' promotion coming to Best Buy

By on September 28, 2010 at 5:50 PM.

'Free Phone Fridays' promotion coming to Best Buy

It looks like Best Buy Mobile wants you to get your October weekends started with a smartphone purchase. Via a press release, Best Buy has announced a new, limited-time program known as “Free Phone Fridays.” As Best Buy explains: “Beginning Friday, Oct. 1 and running every Friday in October, Best Buy Mobile will feature four free mobile phones (one from each carrier) in all Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile specialty stores, as well as online at BestBuy.com/Mobile. Each week this new promotion will feature at least one high-end, in-demand smart phone. The free promotion phones require a new two-year activation.” Starting right out of the gate, on October 1, BBM will offer the Samsung Fascinate (Verizon), BlackBerry Curve (Sprint), HTC Aria (AT&T), and Samsung Gravity (T-Mobile) for $0. “The specific weekly deals will be announced in stores and online, including Best Buy Mobile’s Facebook page and Twitter account, at 1 p.m. central time on the Thursday prior to that Friday’s one-day specials.” What do you think?

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Apple holding press conference this Friday

By on July 14, 2010 at 8:42 PM.

Apple holding press conference this Friday

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It appears as though Apple will be holding a press conference this Friday, July 16th, at 10AM Pacific Time to finally — officially – address the iPhone 4 antenna circus issue. Invites were sent out this evening to media outlets around the country. What do you think Apple is going to say?

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