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Nintendo says Wii sales got boost on Black Friday

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James Jones, Nintendo World Report, plays the new "Legend of Zelda" on a Wii game console during Nintendo's E3 presentation at the Nokia Theatre LA LIVE, Tuesday, June 15, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) By Damian Dovarganes James Jones, Nintendo World Report, plays the new "Legend of Zelda" on a Wii game console during Nintendo's E3 presentation at the Nokia Theatre LA LIVE, Tuesday, June 15, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) By Damian Dovarganes

   NEW YORK (AP) -- In a told-you-so moment for Nintendo, sales of the Wii console are picking up. The company says it sold 600,000 of them in the U.S. last week.
   Nintendo Co. said Tuesday it sold 900,000 units of the DS handheld gaming system during that time. Put another way, the company says U.S. shoppers bought about 9,000 Nintendo systems every hour during the week of Black Friday.
   Sales of the Wii have dropped this year as shoppers opted for high-definition consoles from Sony Corp. and Microsoft Corp. But Nintendo has maintained it will do well during the holidays, as it always does.
   Sony, meanwhile, says it has sold 4.1 million units of the Move motion controller worldwide and Microsoft says it sold 2.5 million Kinect sensors.
   (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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