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Nintendo hails US Wii U sales

Nintendo has hailed sales of the Wii U in the US as a success after generating 300 million dollars in just two months.

The company sold 460,000 units in December, making the overall total sales so far 890,000 units, in just two months.

More than 460,000 Wii U units were sold in December, according to the NPD Group, which means the Wii U has now sold nearly 890,000 units in the US after 41 days on the market.

"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."

Overall Nintendo sold 2.65 million hardware units (Wii, Wii U, 3DS and DS sales combined) in the United States in the month of December, making it the most successful console manufacturer by far, even though it didn't have the best selling console for the year; that honour went to the Xbox 360, which sold 1.4 million units in December alone, making it the best selling US console for two years running.

Edited On 11 Jan, 2013

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Dead 4 years ago
Not too shabby, even if the numbers aren't record breaking they are making money by the bucketload, and that's what matters.
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Robichoico 4 years ago
If they're happy with the amount its selling then good. I wonder if they feel the same way about it in the UK.
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Scott 4 years ago
Shame they don't seem to care too much about the quality of hardware they are putting out for that amount of money
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What's wrong with the quality of hardware?
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
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Brett 4 years ago
can they stop talking about how well it did and just release more games :( i mean pikmins good and all but it isnt enough to hold my over for another few moths
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Masterchocobill 4 years ago
Sell less units, but make more money, that's good business! I am pleasantly surprised by my Wii U. Let's get some more games coming!

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