Nintendo sold more than 1 million hardware units over the last week, the company has confirmed to CNET.
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"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.
Fanboy much? Should it matter what others buy if your not the one buying it? This is the problem with today's gamers.
Damn? 400k isn't a good number, the original Wii did 600k back in 2006.
People are assuming that they sold 1 000 000 Wii U's lol.
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.
Wii U sales were capped by number of units available. It helps to read the article.
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?
It's better than the 360/PS3 first week sales.
Wii was $249 at launch? Pretty sure it wasn't $100...
^people disagree with facts here on n4g, it seems.
@FlairSomewhere i think his comment was for this last week wii's were selling for 99$ all over the place and it sold 300k the wiiu stock was limited and for 300$ was selling better than the wii @99$
"People are assuming that they sold 1 000 000 Wii U's lol." everything is sold out and on back order.
Wii U seems to be doing pretty well. Glad I got mine day 1, I've loved it so far,
@ConstipatedGorilla Finally an intelligent individual, people seem to forget that Nintendo only ship a few to stores making it seem they sold out.
it helps that his name is awesome as well.
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
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)
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.
That's an American thing, buddy.
Yes. You are aware that the North American market is by some margin the biggest, and where the Wii had most of its sales?
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 -_-
Several parts of Canada too.
The North American market is the biggest? I thought that was Japan. Not sure about that one, though.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
i dont get the article title.. is it 1.2 million or 400k? *oh i see @ nyc_gamer, thanks
Nintendo sold 1.2 million units of hardware meaning 3DS&Wii U sales combined
and DS and Wii.