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According to research from online voucher code portal (, sales of the Nintendo Wii and its accessories have so far defied the credit crunch, with 45% of all searches at being for the Wii and its associated games. This highlights the growing trend for an increase in online shoppers searching for the best deal rather than buying from the first place they visit. The current credit crunch has made shoppers more likely to shop around and use many different ways and means to purchase the items they want using discount code sites and shopping in more than one place.

The team at Laughing Deals has been inundated with requests for voucher codes and deals related to the Wii. Within the last two weeks the Wii Fit was the most popular searched for item with Mario Kart coming a close second. These deals were so popular that the website often had to be updated within 30 minutes of the deal being posted.

The month of April and May were particularly chaotic due to the launch of both Mario Kart and Wii Fit in April.

“I have used the site to save on items that I want during a time when everything has gone up in price, I no longer buy straight away, shopping around has become an essential activity.”

Marcus Rooney, Registered user of (

Top items searched for within the last 3 months include (in order of popularity):

1. Wii Fit - lowest price was £58

2. Mario kart for the Wii - lowest price on the site was £28

3. Wii Play - £24.99

4. Wii bundles – Varied depending on the bundle but the Nintendo Wii Consoles were available for £169

Nintendo have a new product due in September called Family Trainer: Outdoor Challenge for the Wii. It’s a game which gets the whole family involved in physical gameplay on a specially designed Family Training Mat – in short it’s got all the right ingredients to be another big seller for Nintendo. With a retail price of £49.99, Laughing Deals have a great pre-order price of £34.98.

Another surprisingly popular deal on the website was for a game called Beach Sports also for the Wii. This was available on a pre-order special for only £9.99. The incredibly low price of

this game made it a really popular choice for gamers.


Notes to editor:

( is an online discount portal where users can search by product or manufacturer to find the best deal on the item they are looking to purchase.

Flights, electrical, games, mobile phones, white goods, clothes amongst other things are available to search for. If you have discount vouchers, these can be used in conjunction with special offers in some cases.

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