Wii, Wii, Madame

Holiday shopping season sees big sales of Wii and flat screens

Media sites are watching how we consumers spend our money this holiday season. And it looks like a double victory for the tech world.

First, online sales are up more than 25 percent from last year. Consumers are apparently comfortable now with last minute online buys.

Nintendo Wii
Nintendo Wii

Second, HD flat screens and Nintendo's Wii were both big sellers this season. This week tech gadgets will have to compete with even more heavly discounted general merchandise.

I'm hearing some analysts on CNBC today saying brick and mortar discounters were not even making a profit on the flat screens they sold. But it has been a good season for the manufacturers.

And the gadget parade isn't over. Just a few more shoopping days until CES 2007.

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    Harry Fuller escaped from television work to be executive editor at CNET News.com.


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