Nintendo Sells 400,000 Wii U Units Last Week, Despite Shortages

Black Friday was kind to quite a few companies and retail outlets, Nintendo included. While the Wii U launched in earnest a few days prior to the famed shopping day, it's clear that a lot of people waited until last week to make their move. The company sold 400,000 Wii U consoles in America last week, while it moved 1.2 million devices in sum. That last figure includes the Wii U, the recently discounted Wii, 3DS and DS handhelds. Amazingly, the older Wii sold a whopping 300,000 units last week -- just 100,000 shy of the newer, shinier Wii U. We guess the old adage about pricing holds true.


The Wii U continues to be tough to find, and those who went out in search for a Wii back in 2006 probably think Black Friday is more like Groundhog's Day. Were you one of the many helping Nintendo to have a jolly week last week?

Tags:  Nintendo, Wii, retail, wiiu
Via:  CNET

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