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Nintendo Reveals 425,000 Wii U Units Sold in November in US
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
8207 posts
Joystiq are reporting that recent NDP results have appeared for the US November sales, putting Nintendo's recent Wii U console at 425,000 units sold - at least for the seven days that it counted towards the NDP (the Nov. 18 launch through Nov. 24). This puts it just shy of 50,000 units less than what the original Wii console sold during its first week of launch in America, a definite success in anyone's books.

Nintendo has only provided sales on one Wii U game so far, with New Super Mario Bros. U selling more than 243,000 units, an attach rate of nearly 60 percent. The press release also details that in the November month the 3DS sold 540,000 units while the Wii sold 420,000 units. Nintendo has also detailed that in its 97th month, the DS has sold 370,000, making it Nintendo's most profitable handheld device with 53 million overall sales to date.
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Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20337 posts
Wasn't that week the big sales week though, black friday and everything? Where they sold 750,000 xbox 360's on a single day? Doesn't really seem all that successful in comparison, I mean its not like its a failure, but I'm sure they would have been hoping for a lot more.
11:48am 07/12/12 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
13196 posts
We stood in Toys R Us last night and I held a Wii U Premium box in my hands, finishing up Christmas shopping for the boys.

Put it down, went and bought a few hundred bucks of random toys and games instead. I had wifey all lined up, was my call, couldn't do it..
11:51am 07/12/12 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
8209 posts
Possibly, but you also have to take into fact a lot more people are willing to buy a console that has an already established market with games and hardware then take a risk on a new console with a new launch line-up. Also the Xbox was dirt cheap in America's Black Friday sales, so I could see a lot of people buying one "just cause".

Nintendo are probably happy enough that it sold just near the amount that the Wii U did, and we'll have to wait and see how well it did elsewhere, especially in Japan.
11:53am 07/12/12 Permalink
Midda
Brisbane, Queensland
8100 posts
I'm pretty sure that was 750k Xbox 360s over a week, not a day. The Wii U ran out of stock everywhere too, which puts a hard limit on it.
11:53am 07/12/12 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
36602 posts
Possibly, but you also have to take into fact a lot more people are willing to buy a console that has an already established market with games and hardware then take a risk on a new console with a new launch line-up
Unless it's a Nintendo console. Wii shattered records all over the place.
12:27pm 07/12/12 Permalink
eski
Perth, Western Australia
1306 posts
Man I would be s***ting myself if I was on the next Playstation or Xbox team. Launching a console in today's market must feel a lot like "going over the top" in WW1.
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trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
36605 posts
Man I would be s***ting myself if I was on the next Playstation or Xbox team. Launching a console in today's market must feel a lot like "going over the top" in WW1.
Yeh, I was wondering if it is worse to be whoever is going to launch second though :)
04:29pm 07/12/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20345 posts
I dunno, I think theres plenty of people out there who'd buy a next gen console, when you look at how many copies of COD sell on XBox 360 and PS3 combined, or Halo, or Final Fantasy, etc; that right there is a pretty huge instant market. I think a large part of it is just Nintendo's confusing marketting for the Wii U, a lot of people don't even know what it is, and if they do, they think "Well I already have a Wii, why do I want another one" because Nintendo have utterly failed at making it clear that its actually a whole new console and not just a Wii with a new accessory. I don't think its necessarily a reflection on the quality of the console even, but I think its the worst marketting I've seen since the Dreamcast.
04:41pm 07/12/12 Permalink
Nathan
Brisbane, Queensland
4117 posts
The problem facing Xbox and Microsoft is they're going to have to push another AU$500-$600 (or more) device out to get noticably better graphics, and then you're stuck with only core gamers being interested again.
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DK
Brisbane, Queensland
778 posts
Pretty sure they only care about the 'core' gamers. Hence no update to hardware in a billion years
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