Tag Archives: thanksgiving
Sat, Nov 30, 2013 | 06:38 GMT
VG247 is an international site and celebrates every holiday it can. Here’s what our gluttonous staff are grateful for during America’s national day of not emailing us.
Thu, Nov 28, 2013 | 02:12 GMT
Toys’R'Us has confirmed it will have both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One units in stock this week. Even more delightfully, the stock will be sold online only, so you don’t have to jostle elbows with the hoi polloi; just hit refresh a gazillion times. The fresh stock will go on sale at 12:01am ET tonight, but the appropriate website already appears to be struggling.
Tue, Nov 15, 2011 | 13:28 GMT
Last week’s Modern Warfare 3 and Skyrim may have been the season’s biggest blockbusters, but 11 major titles release this week, making it the biggest launch period this year. Johnny Cullen reports.
Sun, Nov 28, 2010 | 17:11 GMT
Steam’s weekend sale is in full swing and for the next 20 hours or so, you can get in on some great deals.
Fri, Nov 26, 2010 | 10:13 GMT
Tue, Dec 01, 2009 | 07:49 GMT
SCEA comms boss Patrick Seybold’s confirmed 440,000 US PS3 sales for the week ending November 29. Big beans.
“The 2009 holiday season got off to an amazing start for PlayStation, with all key retailers showing a significant increase for PS3, PSP and key holiday titles over Black Friday and the holiday weekend,” said the exec in an emailed statement.
“PlayStation 3 demand was at an all time high with the system selling more than 440,000 units for the week ending 11/29/09.”
Seybold went on to claim that entertainment in America this year is to be “defined” by PlayStation products.
“In today’s economy, consumers are drawn to items that offer the most value for their money, making the PS3 an ideal choice for those who want a comprehensive gaming and entertainment system all in one package,” he said.
“Combine that with exclusive holiday bundles and an extensive software line-up, one that many analysts are calling the best in the industry, with titles such as Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time, Uncharted 2:Among Thieves, and LittleBigPlanet: Game of the Year, we have no doubt the momentum and demand will continue and consumers will prove that entertainment this holiday season is going to be defined by PlayStation.”
Tue, Dec 01, 2009 | 03:10 GMT
In true Nintendo fashion, the big N’s “what we’re thankful for” list suffered a bit of a delay over the weekend. But the waggle-powered behemoth’s excuse for its tardiness is passable, we think. See, Nintendo was busy taking advantage of shoppers who were taking advantage of Black Friday deals. So, can you guess what the company’s thankful for? Here’s a hint: It goes “ka-ching, ka-ching.”
The tally breaks down as follows: 550,000 Wiis and more than one million DSes. Impressive, yes, but 800,000 Americans shook off their turkey comas and waddled out to buy Wiis last year.
Still though, a win’s a win, and Nintendo’s not complaining.
Thu, Nov 26, 2009 | 08:36 GMT
EA’s dropped 30 percent from all its PC games in the US, according to BigDownload, as it’s Thanksgiving today. Amazing scenes.
Not so amazing it you live outside the US, however. You get nothing. Hit that link and see what happens, European people. Sign something, quick.
Mon, Dec 08, 2008 | 10:30 GMT
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata’s told Reuters that more than 800,000 Wiis were sold in the US in Thanksgiving week.
The figure is more than twice the 350,000 sold in the key sales period last year.
“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,” Iwata said.
“Fortunately for us a lot of shoppers put our products at the top of their list.”
Iwata said DS sales were up about 20 percent during the Thanksgiving holiday week in the US compared with a year earlier.