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Wii U Hardware Sales Surpass Wii Sales by $30 Million Through First Six Weeks

Posted on January 10, 2013 at 4:24 pm by Justin Cavender


The Wii U has now sold nearly 890,000 units in the United States after 41 days on the market generating more than $300 million in the U.S. While the Wii console had generated just over $270 million after the six week mark.

“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 last December. Pretty impressive numbers and 2012 marks the 11th consecutive year in which Nintendo has sold more than 8 million hardware units in the U.S.

December 2012 Sales

  • Super Mario Bros. U – Sold 580,000 units
  • Nintendo 3Ds – Sold 1.25 million units
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Surpassed 1 million units
  • Wii – Sold 475,000 units

Did you pick up any Nintendo hardware over the holidays? Let us know what which system you bought and any fun games to go with it.


    • That's pretty impressive sell through for Super Mario U. That means that 60% of Wii U owners bought it.

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