Nintendo: Wii U Sells 400K Units in First Week of Release

According to Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime, the Wii U has sold 400,000 units in the United States. Speaking to CNET, Fils-Aime said that 300,000 Wii consoles and 500,000 portable devices also sold during the same period, for a grand total of 1.2 million hardware units sold in the US.

"Wii U is essentially sold out of retail and we are doing our best to continually replenish stock," Fils-Aime says. "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."

In November, GameStop claimed that more than 500,000 Wii U pre-orders and 1.2 million Wii U games were bought early ahead of launch. By comparison, the Wii sold an excess of 600,000 units during its launch week in November 2006. While Nintendo wants to play up these numbers, it will be interesting to see how its next-generation home console stacks up against its predecessor and just how many units it manages to sell in the holiday season…

Source: Joystiq

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