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IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR NINTENDO - GameStop employee Lani Girran hands over a Wii U system to Kevin Owande, 51, of Renton, Wash., on a busy Black Friday at the GameStop Southcenter store in Seattle on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. Owande was up early on Black Friday to purchase Wii U, one of the hottest products this holiday season. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Invision for Nintendo/AP Images)

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR NINTENDO - GameStop employee Lani Girran hands over a Wii U system to Kevin Owande, 51, of Renton, Wash., on a busy Black Friday at the GameStop Southcenter store in Seattle on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. Owande was up early on Black Friday to purchase Wii U, one of the hottest products this holiday season. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Invision for Nintendo/AP Images)

Black Friday madness

Hordes of shoppers descended on stores across the country in the ritual

known as Black Friday after many major retailers moved their openings

into Thanksgiving night.

Across the country, up to 147 million people are expected to shop at some point this weekend.