Nintendo's Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales Top $250 Million

The thanksgiving weekend, also referred to as black Friday, cyber Monday and the 2 days in between, is a big moneymaking interval for each firm, despite the fact that the costs merchandise are slashed by a lot (a reality which serves to underscore simply how absurd many mark-up costs are). One firm that did exceedingly properly this previous weekend was Nintendo. Their present console, the Switch, drove Nintendo to a weekend that aw them promote $250 million price product. To put the size this into context, Nintendo bought 1 / 4 a billion price and stware in a single weekend. That is a few severe weight.

Although the individuals at Nintendo are probably sitting of their fices in Japan and giving thanks for the truth that an American vacation that’s meant to have fun the harvest, the land and the foundational myths the nation has develop into an excuse to go to the mall and purchase video video games. The gross sales the Switch over the past weekend have surpassed even the Wii in the identical interval when it was the au courant console, which is not any small deal contemplating how a lot a frenzy there was across the Wii and it is guarantees video video games and train. 

Even although they have been doing massive numbers, Nintendo’s inventory hasn’t precisely been on fireplace. The firm is anticipating that to alter with the discharge the newest instalment in a single their go-to franchises, Super Smash Bros: Ultimate.

YG & Mac Miller's 1st Week Sales Projections Are In

As we’ve reported, Astroworld looks set to garner a sales figure 450,000 units sold, and overtake Drake’s Scorpion double. The next question is thus: where will the other debutantes rank on the Billboard sales chart. The two titles that comes to mind immediately are Mac Miller’s Swimming and YG’s STAY DANGEROUS, which are believed are projected to slot into the top 5 five beside albums  a different persuasion.

According to Hits Daily Double, the list could look a little something like this, with Post Malone and Drake both retaining their spots at the very summit the charts:

  1. Travis Scott (455-470k Total, 175-185k) 
  2. Drake (126-131k, 10-12k)
  3. Post Malone (53-58k, 4-5k)
  4. YG (52-57k, 7-8k)
  5. Mac Miller (44-48k, 10-12k)
  6. Juice WRLD (37-40k, <1k)
  7. XXXTentacion (35-38k, 1-2k)
  8. Cardi B (33-36k, 1-2k)
  9. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (27-30k, 16-18k)
  10. The Greatest Showman (26-29k, 14-16k)

Notice how hip hop predominates, with show tunes edging out the final spots contention; it’s a two horse race. Not only was Mac Miller’s Swimming receive vocal support from fans, but it garnered him a few new followers in the process. The Pittsburgh-native took a moment to thank his fans for the pick-me-up.

YG spoke his “consistent” approach on Tuesday’s episode  Everyday Struggle, stating “We’ve been putting that shit in motherfucker’s faces for years and now the world already knows what time it is.”

Wiz Khalifa's "Rolling Papers 2" Projected To Sell 85k First Week, "Scorpion" Retains #1

Wiz Khalifa’s Rolling Papers 2 is expected to slot right below Scorpion in next week’s projected sales round up. Projected sales numbers rounded up by Chart Data have Drake’s Scorpion retaining the top spot for U.S. sales with 275-300k sold, followed by Rolling Papers 2 with 80-85k sold. Rounding out the top 5 are Post Malone, XXXTentacion, and Cardi B, artist who have been fixtures on the sales charts for the better part the summer.

Wiz’s hotly anticipated follow up to Rolling Papers was received with skepticism, but those who spoke up, a good number rap fans were willing to learn first hand. The 25-song double album has become suspect to questions organization more so than anything else. Hip hop purists have long awaited a particular “return to form” for Wiz, others are simply happy to see him branch out at his own pace. Rappers such as Gucci Mane, Swae Lee, Ty Dolla $ign, PARTYNEXTDOOR, and Snoop Dogg all take on cameo roles on Rolling Papers 2.

Whatever the case, Wiz has done himself no harm in balancing himself on different footstools.  Of the projected 80-85k sales figures, Wiz is believed to have secured at least 13-15k coming f physical sales, numbers that contribute to over a billion dollars worth stimulus.

Drake's "Scorpion" Total Sales Number Revealed

What was expected to be the highest-performing album the week will likely have the greatest first week the entire year. Drake’s Scorpion was long regarded as the front-runner for what would be the best selling album the year and considering its first week numbers, it will likely get there easily. That is unless Taylor Swift or Adele drop an album in the next six months and give him some competition. Some reports had projections for the album reaching as high as one million units moved over the weekend and while 749K units moved is nothing to scf at, it is less than what was expected for Drizzy.

Hits Daily Double is reporting that the Scorpion sold 749K equivalent album units in its first week out. That number includes the calculation over 770 million streams, absolutely shattering the previous first week best 431 million for Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys. Of course, this is good enough for Drake to earn himself the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart as it would be pretty astonishing if those sorts numbers didn’t win him the top spot. 

As we’ve previously reported, Scorpion went platinum on its first day out and has broken all kinds records. Fans were divided on the album but it’s still nice to have received some new Drake in our playlists.