Nintendo just told the folks at CNET.com that their company had a very successful week for hardware sales, between November 18th and 25th. Here are the numbers:
Wii U = 400,000
Wii = 300,000
DS = 275,000
3DS = 250,000
If you’re wondering how does Wii U’s first week on store shelves compares to Wii’s back in 2006, know that it’s a difference between US and and all of North America, so it’s lower. Wii had 600,000 units sold in the same amount of time, six years earlier, but given that it included two extra countries, it’s naturally expected to be higher.
As for Wii this week, very impressive sales and much needed to help boost the console’s total for 2012. And finally, for the DS/3DS duo, Reggie stated that the latter of the two is already at 6 million alone in the US. At this point, it looks like DS’s successor might have a chance in becoming the new “best selling handheld ever”. We’ll see what happens, but for now, congratulations to Nintendo on a very successful Wii U launch and for selling 1.2 million units of total video game hardware, last week.
Here’s to Wii U having great debuts all around the world over the next few weeks!