Featured Articles

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

British chip designer ARM could cash in on the mobile industry's rush to transition to 64-bit operating systems and hardware.

More...
Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Samsung has lost smartphone market share, ending the quarter on a low note and Xiaomi appears to be the big winner.

More...
Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

It looks like Intel will be showing off its 14nm processors, codenames Broadwell, in a couple of weeks at CES 2015.

More...
Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the recently introduced Gainward GTX 980 4GB with the company’s trademark Phantom cooler.

More...
Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac has been in the nettop and mini-PC space for more than four years now and it has managed to carve…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 26 November 2007 10:59

Pricegrabber recaps Black Friday shopping

Written by Nermin Hajdarbegovic

Image

Wii and Zune steal the show



Pricegrabber has published Black Friday shopping data, which seems to prove that U.S. consumers are rapidly turning to online shopping for their holiday needs.

According to the site, online referrals to retailers are up 47 percent compared to last year, while comScore is claiming that the total growth was 22 percent, to $531 million, which clearly shows that the sales jump can be to a large degree attributed to online shoppers. Furthermore, comScore Chairman Gian Fulgoni expects Cyber Monday sales to be even stronger than Black Friday's and to exceed $700 million. This would make it the heaviest online shopping day on record.

The consumer's choice of products is also interesting. Gaming console sales seem to have experienced the biggest sales growth, up 134 percent compared to last year. Nintendo Wii sales are up a whopping 467 percent since last year, and the console keeps outselling Microsoft's XboX 360 and Sony's Playstation 3 by a significant margin. The Wii is the best selling Black Friday iproduct in general.

One surprise is Microsoft's Zune player, which has outperformed Apple's iPod players, and the 30GB version ended up second on the top selling list. TomTom's ONE navigation system is third, while Activision's Guitar Hero 3 gets fourth place. Canon's SD1000 (Ixus 70 in Europe) is fifth, and at just over $150 this little camera is a great deal.

Sixth and seventh place go to Microsoft's Office 2004 Student and Teacher and WD's MyBook 500GB portable hard drive, while Magellan's Maestro 3100 GPS gets eighth place.

Canon's SD750 (Ixus 75) gets ninth place and its EOS Rebel XTi dSLR (EOS 400D) is ranked tenth.

Last modified on Monday, 26 November 2007 13:32

Nermin Hajdarbegovic

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments