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Postby robometal cowboy » 10 Jan 2013 19:59

Wii U Hardware Sales Surpass Wii Sales by More Than $30 Million through First Six Weeks
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With more than 460,000 units sold in December, Wii U has now sold nearly 890,000 units in the United States after only 41 days on the market, according to the NPD Group. To date, Wii U hardware sales have generated more than $300 million in the U.S. alone; Wii hardware had generated just more than $270 million at the same point in its lifecycle.

“While the Wii launch established new benchmarks in the United States, Wii U has surpassed its predecessor in perhaps the most important category: revenue generation,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “The demand for the Deluxe SKU, which was essentially sold out at retail this holiday, and the strong attach rate of New Super Mario Bros. U, shows that we have the value and the games to drive momentum in 2013. We look forward to offering great new experiences and bringing smiles to millions of new faces throughout the year.”

Nintendo sold more than 2.65 million hardware units in the United States in the month of December. 2012 marked the 11th consecutive year that Nintendo has sold at least 8 million hardware units in the U.S. Other Nintendo sales milestones achieved in December 2012 and beyond that time frame, include:

Wii U:

New Super Mario Bros. U has now sold more than 580,000 units, an attach rate of more than 65 percent.
Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo 3DS:

Nintendo 3DS sold more than 1.25 million units in December and has crossed 7.7 million units sold life to date.
New Super Mario Bros. 2 became the fourth Nintendo 3DS title to surpass 1 million units sold in the U.S., and has now sold more than 1.45 million units life to date.
Nintendo 3DS continues to outpace the historic sales rate of Nintendo DS.
Wii

Wii:

Wii sold nearly 475,000 units and crossed 40.8 million units sold life to date.
Ubisoft’s Just Dance 3 became the 10th Wii title to sell more than 5 million units life to date.
Nintendo DS

Nintendo DS:

Nintendo DS sold nearly 470,000 units and crossed 53 million units sold life to date.
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*Note that all data referenced in this document is from The NPD Group’s December report, which covers the period of Nov. 25 through Dec. 29, and is for the United States only.

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Postby LegendofSantiago » 10 Jan 2013 20:03

Although it hasn't sold as well as the Wii it has still sold decently, especially with its higher price point. The sales sound good so far, let's hope Nintendo can keep the sales up
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Postby solarisdeschain » 10 Jan 2013 20:07

Cue Shaanyboi or somebody to tell us why the system's actually failing miserably.
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Postby Ragnarokstorymaker » 10 Jan 2013 20:19

Oh, they're gonna have fun with this one.

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Postby ridleysaria » 10 Jan 2013 20:20

Clearly they're putting a spin on the numbers. It's not selling as well as Wii so they focus on how much they earned. It doesn't look so good when the majority of Wii Us sold cost $100 more than the Wii did. Nobody expected Wii U to sell better than Wii but that's long term expectations. In the short term, this looks bad. Rather mediocre performance.
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Postby stealth » 10 Jan 2013 20:29

^ shut up the wii u did fine

the real story is the ds and 3ds selling like beast mode
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Postby ddddd » 10 Jan 2013 20:31

solarisdeschain wrote:Cue Shaanyboi or somebody to tell us why the system's actually failing miserably.

Not sure if it is failing miserably, but look at how much the 360 sold...
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Postby Kezay » 10 Jan 2013 20:33

By the by, for holiday system launches Wii U actually compares favorably to preceding platforms in terms of hardware:

Holiday Period Launch Figures

(Nov. - Dec. 2012) WiiU- 425K, 460K - 885K
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(Nov. - Dec. 2006) Wii - 476K, 604K - 1.08M
(Nov. - Dec. 2006) PS3 - 197K, 490K - 687K
(Nov. - Dec. 2005) 360 - 326K, 281K - 607K
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Postby Iridium077 » 10 Jan 2013 20:36

So a system that costs $100 more made more income than a system that was woefully understocked?

Huh.
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Postby LegendofSantiago » 10 Jan 2013 20:36

@ddddd Look at how the 360 sold at launch.
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Postby ddddd » 10 Jan 2013 20:38

@LegendofSantiago

Look at how vita sold at launch.
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Postby baromontanaro » 10 Jan 2013 20:38

sure i'm wrong, otherwise, without motion"gimmicksoccermomsandelders" hype i find those sales not that bad... (even if we think that wii costed 249.-)
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Postby LegendofSantiago » 10 Jan 2013 20:41

@ddddd What about them? I dont' have the vita numbers for the US/EU but if you look at japan it launched better than the Wii U BUT it dropped to around 70k the following week. The wii U dropped to 120k+ (something like that)
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Postby Gamingboy » 10 Jan 2013 20:42

The fact that the Deluxe is selling so damn well but the basic seems to still be hanging around on the shelves suggests that maybe it would have been a better idea to, like, ditch the basic altogether and release the Deluxe at a slightly (maybe $10-$25 bucks) lower price than they released it.
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Postby gbpackers31 » 10 Jan 2013 20:42

@LegendofSantiago

How can you possibly think this is selling well? Wow. 460k is pretty terrible.
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Postby LegendofSantiago » 10 Jan 2013 20:45

@gbpackers31 Compared to previous launches the numbers are fairly solid.
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Postby Ragnarokstorymaker » 10 Jan 2013 20:47

@LegendofSantiago
Man, I admire your dedication, real shovel, but just.. c'mon man, 460k? Solid? Really?
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Postby Muzy72 » 10 Jan 2013 20:47

Of course it made more revenue, it costs $100 more than the Wii did at launch. I'm sure they're making a lot more loss though. It sold worse than a $599 PS3 with no games in December '06. That's just sad... The amount of spin in this PR is almost as bad as Sony press releases lol

Good news about 3DS though. Glad to see how well it did.
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Postby ddddd » 10 Jan 2013 20:49

@LegendofSantiago
Launch sales mean nothing, next month it could go up or can plummet down, right now a direct competitor is beating wiiu almost 3 to 1. Nintendo needs to work harder to make their new system more atractive.
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Postby gbpackers31 » 10 Jan 2013 20:50

@LegendofSantiago

PS3 and Wii sold more in it's second month, back in December of 2006, and both were supply constrained.

Heck, wasn't Pachter predicting over 700k sold? These aren't very good at all.
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Postby kdognumba1 » 10 Jan 2013 20:57

Not bad to be honest.
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Postby godie11 » 10 Jan 2013 20:59

LegendofSantiago wrote:@gbpackers31 Compared to previous launches the numbers are fairly solid.


...and to a previous good economy enviroment too.
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Postby ridleysaria » 10 Jan 2013 20:59

stealth wrote:shut up the wii u did fine


No I don't think I will, thanks. Those numbers are pretty bad. If Nintendo is to be believed, Wii U wasn't as supply constrained as Wii. When demand is highest they should have sold out and done better than Wii. They didn't. Units are still sitting on store shelves. There is no demand. The only demand seems to be for Xbox 360, which sold considerably more. Nintendo needs to do something fast.
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Postby Jet Pilot » 10 Jan 2013 20:59

Even NOA should be able to spin their sales figures better than that.
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Postby anime5ever » 10 Jan 2013 21:00

@godie11
ya like a better economy too..
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