Recessions smession! Nintendo is having a great holiday shopping season so far. In the US, the company sold 800,000 Wii units during the Thanksgiving holiday week.

For those keeping count, that's 350,000 more than it sold during the same period last year. DS sales were also up 20 percent in the US compared to last year. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata explains:

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.


Everyone wants Nintendo products. We do, you do and so does that guy over there. They're like oxygen or heroin or something.

Nintendo President says sales of Wii, DS strong [Guardian via Go Nintendo]