Wii U sales surpass Wii's through first six weeks

4:02 PM, Jan 10, 2013   |    comments
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According to the NPD Group, nearly 890,000 Nintendo Wii U units have been sold in the United States after only 41 days on the market.  To date, Wii U hardware sales have generated more than $300 million in the U.S. alone -- that's roughly $30 million more than the original Wii hardware had generated at the same point in its lifecycle.

"While the Wii launch established new benchmarks in the United States, Wii U has surpassed its predecessor in perhaps the most important category: revenue generation," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing.  "The demand for the Deluxe SKU, which was essentially sold out at retail this holiday, and the strong attach rate of New Super Mario Bros. U, shows that we have the value and the games to drive momentum in 2013.  We look forward to offering great new experiences and bringing smiles to millions of new faces throughout the year." 

Nintendo sold more than 2.65 million hardware units in the United States in the month of December.  2012 marked the 11th consecutive year that Nintendo has sold at least 8 million hardware units in the U.S.

The Wii U basic console sells for $299 and the Wii U Deluxe sells for $349.


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