In a bad sign for Nintendo Sony's six year old Playstation 3 console outsold Nintendo's brand new Wii U in the US during the week of Black Friday. And that's not the only problem Nintendo has this season.
As if this needed reiteration but mobile payments are definitely on the rise, with early data reports from Thanksgiving and Black Friday confirming what we all predicted - an increase in online commerce, and specifically, an increase in mobile commerce.
While Cyber Monday has cemented itself as the single most important online holiday shopping date since 2010, a surprising trend has seen Thanksgiving Day emerge as a day used increasingly for shopping activity.
Shoppers are no longer impulsive. A recent study from Deloitte has found that nine out of 10 shoppers know what they're purchasing before entering a physical store - all thanks to research first conducted online.