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Wii U sold 400,000 units during its first week on sale, Nintendo has announced.

The console, which went on sale in North America last Sunday, November 18, was the best-selling Nintendo console throughout Thanksgiving Week. Wii, 3DS and DS each managed to sell through 300,000, 250,000 and 275,000 units respectively within the same time period.

By comparison, Wii sold 600,000 units during its first eight days on sale back in November 2006.

"Wii U is essentially sold out of retail and we are doing our best to continually replenish stock," Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime told CNET. "Retailers are also doing their best to get the product to store shelves. But as soon as product hits retail, they're selling out immediately."

Wii U launches in the UK this Friday, November 30.

Source: CNET

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munkee's Avatar


I haven't pre-ordered. But, I'm not against the console. Gonna wait and see what unique titles come out for it. I'm not at all interested in ports that I could just play on my PS3.

As I said before. I will buy one for a new Metroid ;) (and where's the 3DSMetroid, goddammit!?)
Posted 21:25 on 27 November 2012
MJTH's Avatar


I've Pre-ordered one as well. I think PB, may have one ordered to, but I'm not sure on that one.
Posted 13:21 on 27 November 2012
Woffls's Avatar


I've pre-ordered one.

First of all those numbers are NA only so that's a big limitation. Also, and this is quite irregular for a console launch, Nintendo have deliberately staggered the launch allocation so not all the units are up front as is usually the case.

End of year sales will be impressive. Probably over 3 million.
Posted 12:45 on 27 November 2012
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Wido@ BC_Animus

Don't thing any regulars have it on here. Pre-orders? I would say 2 people max... Thats a guess.
Posted 08:13 on 27 November 2012
BC_Animus's Avatar


The U will be fine - once Nintendo release the Vitality Sensor sales will go up the roof.

How many here's pre-ordered / already have it btw?
Posted 08:10 on 27 November 2012
rbevanx's Avatar


Conidering it came out just a after a big hurricane with most games that have come out on other consoles, that is really good.
Posted 20:36 on 26 November 2012
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MJTH@ munkee

Apparently it blends, but me? I'm not so sure. ;P
Posted 19:22 on 26 November 2012
munkee's Avatar


So.. What does it do?
Posted 19:12 on 26 November 2012


Can't help thinking a better PR campaign would have helped, but that was the same for the Vita.
Posted 19:01 on 26 November 2012
DancingRhino's Avatar


Not bad considering most people seem to think it's a new hand-held console.
Posted 18:45 on 26 November 2012
MJTH's Avatar


Not to bad considering all the bad press, hopefully decent sales continue!
Posted 17:41 on 26 November 2012
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