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“When the economy is strong, people tend to buy three things from the top of their wish list. But when things are bad, people often buy only the first thing on their list. Fortunately for us a lot of shoppers put our products at the top of their list.” - Satoru Iwata

Iwata also dropped some details on sales of Wii and DS. According to the Nintendo president, the Wii managed to sell over 800,000 units during Thanksgiving week alone (in North America). That would beat out the 350,000 units it managed to sell during the same period last year. Not forgetting the portable side of things, Iwata confirmed that DS sales were up 20% during Thanksgiving week, when compared to sales during the same time last year (once again, North America only).

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