Nintendo has just released the sales figures of its Wii U gaming console following its launch last month. According to the company’s report, it sold more than 460,000 Wii U units in December, bringing the total overall number of units sold in the U.S. to 890,000 as of this writing. Nintendo also announced that the total Wii U sales have now reached to more than $300 million in the U.S. – a $30 million increase from its previous $270 million for its Wii console during the same period. Basically, Nintendo is implying that its Wii U is doing pretty well compared to its predecessor.


“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.”

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