Nintendo of America’s president, Reggie Fils-Aime, has proudly stepped forward to claim that the recently released Wii U is “essentially sold out of retail”, and we’re talking about moving approximately 400,000 units here. In fact, over the last week, Nintendo sold over 1 million hardware units, and the Wii U made up approximately 40% of the total figure, with the rest of the hardware comprising of the Wii, 3DS, and DS. Hmmm, it does seem to me that the Nintendo DS still has some legs left in it, no?
In fact, the Nintendo Wii did seem to have some more staying power, mustering up approximately 300,000 sales over the last week last week. Not bad, eh? As for the portable segment, Nintendo managed to land over 500,000 hardware units, where 250,000 3DS and 275,000 DS devices thereabouts landed in the hands of avid gamers in the US. It seemed that the technologically inferior DS outsold the 3DS simply because of the “significant” deals that retailers offered on Black Friday.