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26th December 2008

Nintendo Takes 4 out 5 Top Video Game Sales Slots On Amazon.ca

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Amazon Canada Due to an increasing number of Canadians who shop online, Amazon.ca has just finished its busiest holiday shopping season in six years. Canadians had purchased gifts for friends and family not only in Canada, but around the world. Amazon.ca shipped holiday gifts to 120 countries around the world, including Algeria, Aruba, Australia, Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Egypt, Jamaica, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Malawi, Pakistan, Romania, Slovakia, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Vanuatu and Zambia. Within Canada, gifts were sent as far north as Grise Fiord, Nunavut, as far east as St. Brendan’s, Newfoundland, and as far west as Beaver Creek, Yukon.

“At Amazon.ca we are constantly working to offer our customers the best possible shopping experience, not just around the holidays, but throughout the entire year,” said Julie Todaro, director of Amazon.ca. “We are thrilled that we were able to provide our customers with an increased variety of products by opening the Electronics Store in time for the holidays, and would like to thank all of our customers for their support. We look forward to continuing to
offer great prices, a seamless shopping experience and one-stop convenience in the coming year.”

Amazon.ca’s five bestselling items during the holiday season in each product category (based on units ordered since Nov. 1, 2008) were:

Video Games

1. Nintendo Wii includes Wii Sports
2. Nintendo Wii Nunchuk Controller
3. Nintendo Wii Remote Controller
4. “World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King” Expansion Pack
5. “Mario Kart” Wii with Wii Wheel

Software

1. NeuroActive Program (Eng/Fr)
2. Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 English
3. Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Home & Student Edition
4. Adobe Photoshop Elements 7
5. Hoyle Card Games 2009

Electronics

1. Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000
2. Kingston 2GB Secure Digital Memory Card
3. Canon PowerShot SD1100IS 8 MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom
4. Kingston DT100/4GB DataTraveler 100 4 GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive
5. Canon PowerShot A590IS 8 MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

DVD

1. “Planet Earth: The Complete Series”
2. “The Dark Knight” (Blu-ray)
3. “The Dark Knight”
4. “Wall-E”
5. “Mamma Mia!”

Music

1. “And Winter Came” by Enya
2. “A Winter Symphony” by Sarah Brightman
3. “A Midwinter Night’s Dream” by Loreena McKennitt
4. “Let It Snow” by Michael Buble
5. “The Priests” by The Priests

Books

1. “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” (standard edition) by J.K. Rowling
2. “Outliers: The Story of Success” by Malcolm Gladwell
3. “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
4. “The Shack” by William P. Young
5. “Through Black Spruce” by Joseph Boyden

The most-wished-for items from Amazon.ca customers for the 2008 holiday season:

1. “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” (standard edition) by J.K. Rowling
2. “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay
3. Zune 80 GB Digital Media Player
4. “Rush Hour”
5. Nintendo Wii with Wii Sports

The most-gifted items from Amazon.ca customers for the 2008 holiday season:

1. “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” (standard edition) by J.K. Rowling
2. “And Winter Came” by Enya
3. Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000
4. “Yoga Conditioning for Athletes”
5. “Mario Kart” Wii with Wii Wheel

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