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400,000 Units Of Wii U Console Sold In First Week

Nintendo launched the Wii U console earlier in Japan and introduced it in the United States market on 18th of this month. According to statistics exposed by Reggie Fils-Aime, President of Nintendo America, 400,000 units of the console were bought in the first week of its launch. Additionally, Reggie also said that total hardware sales, that include sales of 3DS, DS, Wii and Wii U, were over 1.2 million units.

Aside from the sale of 400,000 units of Wii U, the console’s predecessor, Wii sold 300,000 units in the last week. The sales incorporate Wii consoles sold on Black Friday. The 300,000 units were sold in slots in different regions. Check out the Iron man 2 slots!

However, even though millions of units of Nintendo consoles were sold in America, including 250,000 units of 3DS and 275,000 units of Nintendo DS, Fils-Aime said that retailers held back on many deals on Black Friday, which led to lower sales. Reggie believes that sales of Wii U would have been higher than 400,000 if the stock was in place and had been stacked sooner.

Nintendo is trying to continuously supply stock to vendors and they are also making their finest effort to get the products stocked in shelves but as soon Wii U comes to stores, it gets sold out. Reggie also regarded to Wii as a ‘unique phenomenon’ and that they have learned from the past and are trying to refill retailers as fast as they can with Wii U stock. “We are looking to have as much product into retail as possible. It’s driven by consume response”, added Reggie.

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