Nintendo Sold 400,000 Wii U Units In A Week: Now, That's Impressive

By Vamien McKalin | Nov 27, 2012 10:02 AM EST

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Nintendo has come under a lot of backlash for the Wii U, but that doesn't seem to be stopping consumers from rushing to swipe one from those unlucky store shelves. The Wii U and other Nintendo-branded consoles are doing very well, and the company has all the rights to boast.

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President of Nintendo America, Reggie Fils-Aime wasted no time talking up how well the Wii U is doing in America, which in no way can be good news for Microsoft and Sony. Apart from the Wii U, other Nintendo consoles are doing well in the US, which is solid proof to many critics that Nintendo isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

Not too long after the Wii U launched on Nov. 18, 2012, 400,000 units have been sold to consumers, that is quite massive for a console that is not considered to be a powerhouse when compared to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. If the momentum continues, Sony ad Microsoft might be forced to release their respective consoles earlier than planned to keep up with Nintendo.

Days after the Wii launched back in 2006, Nintendo managed to push 600,000 consoles in the hands of eager gamers, the numbers here are smaller. This could be due to the price and the recent recession, or maybe gamers are not that interested in the Wii U as of yet when there are so many good games being released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Other Nintendo console sales include the Wii, which managed to hit over the 300,000 mark, followed by the DS that saw sales of 275,000 units, behind that is the 3DS, which could only manage 250,000 units. Combined, Nintendo managed to sell 1.2 million video games console in a week, now that is impressive.

Nintendo's success could go on for a long time to come. By the time Microsoft and Sony are ready launch the Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4, Nintendo would be ready to drop the price on the Wii U, furthering the early lead over its rivals.

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