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Nintendo: 1.2 million hardware units sold, 400,000 Wii U

Nintendo sold more than 1 million hardware units over the last week, the company has confirmed to CNET. (3DS, Nintendo, Wii, Wii U)

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DA_SHREDDER  +   953d ago
damn!
AfricanGamer9ja  +   953d ago
Stop buying the WiiU!!! http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-S...
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iamgoatman  +   953d ago
The spam-bot... IT'S ALIVE!

Edit: No wait, it's just copying parts from other comments below. Bloody things are getting smarter by the day!
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CDzNutts  +   952d ago
"And what dose the Ipad have to do with the Wii sales on a gaming website?"

Oh, you didn't know? There are games on the iPad. Video games.
quantae06  +   952d ago
Fanboy much? Should it matter what others buy if your not the one buying it? This is the problem with today's gamers.
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GraveLord  +   953d ago
Damn? 400k isn't a good number, the original Wii did 600k back in 2006.
HammadTheBeast  +   953d ago
People are assuming that they sold 1 000 000 Wii U's lol.
thaimasker  +   952d ago
The Wii U so far is only sold in the U.S. In the wii's first week it was also sold in mexico and canada. also the PS3 And 360 didn't sale anymore than the wii u in the first week either. 400k for the u.s alone is a very good number.
ConstipatedGorilla  +   952d ago
Wii U sales were capped by number of units available. It helps to read the article.
thaimasker  +   952d ago
Btw the wii only sold 300k in the u.s in its first week and was priced at what...$100? while the Wii U is 300/350...thats pretty impressive actually.plus it was before the economy bust right?
Deku-Johnny  +   952d ago
It's better than the 360/PS3 first week sales.
FlairSomewhere  +   952d ago
Wii was $249 at launch? Pretty sure it wasn't $100...
FlairSomewhere  +   952d ago
^people disagree with facts here on n4g, it seems.
fatstarr  +   952d ago
@FlairSomewhere i think his comment was for this last week

wii's were selling for 99$ all over the place and it sold 300k

the wiiu stock was limited and for 300$ was selling better than the wii @99$
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ALLWRONG  +   952d ago
"People are assuming that they sold 1 000 000 Wii U's lol."

everything is sold out and on back order.
ritsuka666  +   952d ago
Haters gonna hate.
Wii U seems to be doing pretty well. Glad I got mine day 1, I've loved it so far,
lilbrat23  +   952d ago
@ConstipatedGorilla
Finally an intelligent individual, people seem to forget that Nintendo only ship a few to stores making it seem they sold out.
RustedMan  +   952d ago
it helps that his name is awesome as well.
deafdani  +   953d ago
Good start, for a launch week. But Nintendo needs to get as many Wii U's as possible to retailers right before the holiday shopping frenzy starts. Shit's gonna explode then. :P
360ICE  +   952d ago
You are aware that the biggest part of the shopping frenzy actually ended on Black Friday, right?
Anyway, with more Xmas weeks to come, I'm sure it'll sell steadily.

Come January, sales will plummet and maybe we can have some justice! (probably not)

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deafdani  +   952d ago
You're aware that Black Friday isn't as big in the rest of the world as it is in the United States, right? I don't live there.

Although you're right, it's probably the biggest shopping season in the States.
ConstipatedGorilla  +   952d ago
That's an American thing, buddy.
360ICE  +   952d ago
Yes. You are aware that the North American market is by some margin the biggest, and where the Wii had most of its sales?
fatstarr  +   952d ago
you aware that the wii is going to launch in other regions right?
and duh every year for any console
January sales are lower than December

thats just common fact -_-
Shepherd 214  +   952d ago
Several parts of Canada too.
deafdani  +   952d ago
The North American market is the biggest? I thought that was Japan. Not sure about that one, though.
irepbtown  +   952d ago
Here in UK Black friday is... nothing. It doesn't exist apart from the amazon UK putting up some pretty awesome deals.

Boxing day (26th dec, day after Christmas) is our 'shopping frenzy' and of course everything leading up to Christmas.

Oh, and also in January, most retailers tend to make discounts which is worth a mention (known as the January Sales). Many electronic items get a huge price slash since (I'm assuming) they are left overs from what wasn't sold before Christmas.

Nintendo needs to cater all, not just US and your Black friday deals (which I dont discredit, I'm actually rather jealous). I'm sure the rest of Europe, and indeed the rest of the world have many other 'shopping frenzies' which needs attention.
rainslacker  +   952d ago
I envy the rest of the world...I hate Black Friday with a passion.

OT...I've been to several stores that sell Wii U's and they all had them in stock..."essentially sold out" is just not true. Maybe in some regions of the country it's different.
fatstarr  +   952d ago
I saw a store that had 2 wiiu's
I wanted a deluxe one which is sold out like crazy.
though when I went back both were gone.
and im sure all stores that had a slight stock got cleared out on blackfriday.
chadboban  +   953d ago
Not a bad start, but as we all know the first week sales of a system (whether good or bad) are no indication of how it will do in the future. How the system keeps that sales momentum going along with a steady flow of good games will determine it's success.

That being said I'm glad the 8th gen of home consoles has finally started. Can't wait to see what Sony and Microsoft are cooking up as I believe this gen is going to a be a quite an interesting one. All the best to them all.
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izumo_lee  +   953d ago
Pretty good i would have to say.

I wonder how it compares to previous launches of past systems? Which i bet we will see an article about that soon enough.
Thepcz  +   953d ago
i dont get the article title.. is it 1.2 million or 400k?

*oh i see @ nyc_gamer, thanks
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NYC_Gamer  +   953d ago
Nintendo sold 1.2 million units of hardware meaning 3DS&Wii U sales combined
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despair  +   953d ago
and DS and Wii.
FlairSomewhere  +   952d ago
That's so awesome to see that the 3DS is still growing steadily.
I remember working at Toys R Us a year ago, trying to explain the benefits over the DSi and the like.
I feel some amount of pride in the fact that about 9 out of every 10 customers who came to me with a DS, I made sure they left with a 3DS.
insomnium2  +   952d ago
@flair

Being able to "manipulate" buyers like that only shows what kind of people they are who are buying the thing most of the time.
FlairSomewhere  +   952d ago
You mean what people are buying toys for their children at toys r us?

That goes without saying.

And also at the time you have a giant wall of DS titles, and only a small display on the end of the case with 3DS titles.

All I'm saying, is people don't just "buy" hardware, it has to be acquired by an associate at most stores, which hopefully hire intelligent and knowledgeable people to work in the electronics section.
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chadboban  +   953d ago
I think what they mean is that this week in overall Nintendo hardware, meaning 3DS,DS,Wii and Wii U combined, Nintendo sold 1.2 million units. 400,000 of that 1.2 million sold were Wii U units.
Beastforlifenoob  +   952d ago
Derp what did you expect?!
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Jadedz  +   953d ago
3DS 250k, NDS 275k
Dang... the nds is still an hot potato selling item.
momthemeatloaf  +   953d ago
It's probably because wiiu games look dramatically better than current console games.
WeAreLegion  +   953d ago
Lol. I needed that.
sitharrefus  +   953d ago
xD
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MultiConsoleGamer  +   953d ago
Wii did 600k in North America. (US, Canada, Mexico)

Wii U did 400k in the US alone, and that was competing against the Wii, which was on sale for $100 in some locations.
bangshi  +   953d ago
And the Wii competed with the Gamecube which was also at a bargain bin price at the time of the Wii launch.

Your point?
Sarobi  +   953d ago
The point is that Wii is still a hot-topic to those who see it priced at $89 dollars with a game over the brand new unit for $299.. but despite that the Wii U still managed to sell well with the previous Wii being the main interest to families shopping this holiday
bangshi  +   953d ago
Sarobi, you miss my point.

Yes the Wii is a 'hot topic' as you put it, to those comparing the Wii against the new system at $299, but it was exactly the same back when the Wii was launched.

The Wii was the new system and the Gamecube was the 'hot topic' console available for a bargain bin price.

So you cannot use the excuse that the Wii being available at a bargain price is the reason why the Wii U didn't match Wii sales figures as they both had the same 'issues' of having older systems available for a discounted price if you want to call it that.
Qrphe  +   953d ago
Much worse, the Wii competed against the PS2.
bangshi  +   953d ago
A good point, Qrphe.

Another point that backs my statement up.

You only have to look at the disagrees to tell people know I am right.
neogeo  +   953d ago
Gamecube was long dead already when Wii arrived.

You fail at life.
linkratos  +   952d ago
Gamecube was dead, not nearly the seller that the Wii was. An afterthought if anything.

And I think the PS2 had a different type of audience than the Wii's.
bobshi  +   952d ago
And you think the Wii ISN'T dead? It's sales have plummeted since the announcement of the Wii U. Hell, it was in major decline before that.

Don't forget not only did the Wii have to go against a cheap Gamecube, cheap PS2 it also had a newly launched PS3 to go against and a relatively new 360 to go against.

The Wii U has zero new competition and has still only managed to sell just 66% of the amount the Wii sold.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   953d ago
No doubt Nintendo is off to a super amazing start. I hope it continues on.
andibandit  +   953d ago
No doubt, well done nintendo
wiiulee  +   953d ago
no doubt in my mind wiiu will be super successful
wiiulee  +   953d ago
like the super nintendo
wiiulee  +   953d ago
of the next generation
josephayal  +   953d ago
Sorry Giants
Nintendo is always number one
The_Infected  +   953d ago
Sure are a ton of fanboys throwing disagrees at anyone praising Nintendo. Wish them all well everyone one console launch pushes the others to get moving quick. I can't wait to see all 3 consoles fight it out!
DeadPixel  +   953d ago
400k is not bad at all considering the damage the Nintendo bashing brigade caused with stories making international news! Anyone who thinks that the state of the economy had nothing to do with Wii vs Wii u sales figures is an idiot...
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iwin86  +   953d ago
400k isn't bad. but not so good also. for example: the ps vita sold 330k (japan) in his first week.
millzy102  +   953d ago
yeah but they have pretty much ran out of Wii u stock at the moment its not people not buying its people can't buy there's a difference and with most Europe allocation taken up on pre orders its only going to do better at the moment. next year is the real test but they prob announce zelda or metroid by then not counting on 3d Mario yet that's gonna come later they can't afford to announce everything at once and with a Mario game out already metroid or zelda next best bet.
DaPrintz  +   953d ago
Except for its not sold out. Not even close. Go to Gamestop online or Best Buy. Go to Craigslist or EBay. There are so many that scalpers can't sell for any more then what they bought it for. They're not hard to find if you want one.
AdmiralSnake  +   953d ago
I don't agree with running out of stock. I went to PLENTY OF GAMESTOPS In NYC looking for my games, they all had Wii U's just sitting there. They even had signs up in the front door saying we still have Wii U's in stock.
millzy102  +   952d ago
just checked only white basic in stock and anyone with half a brain would wait for delux. even black pro pads are back ordered so yeah there's still a few about but I live in England so its no good for me anyway. only going by reports from the us.
AdmiralSnake  +   953d ago
Decent in my opinion for new hardware. Still, the demand in my opinion isn't that great. I went to a couple Gamestops and they all still had Wii U in stock. Maybe Christmas will change things, but I even see that as a fail seeing as to how most people get their deals on black friday. I think the Wii U will be fine. It's a new console so anything can happen, it's just the beginning after all. I was actually surprised how the PS3's were almost sold out everywhere though...including a bunch of the games.
Clarence  +   952d ago
Not that great. The next Playstation and Xbox will easily beat that number
ConstipatedGorilla  +   952d ago
Depends on price point and how much stock is available when they launch.
gpturbo81  +   952d ago
since your from the future can i get this wednesdays winning powerball numbers
DivineAssault  +   952d ago
i still see em at the stores... People are buying them but its not sold out
bennj  +   952d ago
Remember 2006 : http://vgsales.wikia.com/wi...

- Wii : 476K
- PS3 : 197K

2005 : http://vgsales.wikia.com/wi...

- Xbox 360 : 326K
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buckley  +   952d ago
It's telling that Nintendo is SWEARING that they're sold out, when they're clearly not.

This is the first time I'm not completely freaking out over a new console. I'll probably comfortably wait until the next-gen Zelda and Metroid titles.
rainslacker  +   952d ago
They're swearing they're out of stock of units to ship. Although they aren't that hard to find in stores at the moment. Still if they sold 400K and they're truly out of stock then they greatly underestimated it's sales potential. Since I doubt they underestimated it because they would have spent plenty on market research, they are either holding back, or it's just PR.
OmniSlashPT  +   952d ago
No has doubts about the Wii U selling this Christmas. The trouble for Nintendo will come when the PS4 and X720 come around and games like BF4 and Star Wars 1313 (and REAL next gen games) won't be on the Wii U. People fell for Wii's gimmicks once. They won't fall for it again. The casual market is saturated, and the real gaming market (aka hardcore) doesn't really care about Nintendo anymore.
Deku-Johnny  +   952d ago
I bet some of the 300,000 people who bought a Wii last week were meant to get a Wii U.
jaymart2k  +   952d ago
9/10 people bought the Deluxe. Now Microsoft & Sony know what price a system will sell at so no doubt they'll match that price for there next consoles. lol, Who'm I kidding, Sony will set it at $500.
Drainage  +   952d ago
Playstation 4 Seven Hundred Ninety Nine US Dollars
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