Wii U Helps Nintendo Push Almost 2 Million Hardware Units In U.S.

Wii U Helps Nintendo Push Almost 2 Million Hardware Units In U.S.

Nintendo has released U.S. sales data for Black Friday 2012, as well as updates on all current hardware sales (Wii, DS, 3DS and Wii U).

By NateBest - Dec 07, 2012 10:12 AM EST
Filed Under: Wii

Strong sales on Black Friday and the arrival of Wii U helped Nintendo sell more than 1.75 million total hardware units in the United States in November, according to the NPD Group. This includes nearly 910,000 units of portable hardware and more than 845,000 home console units. November 2012 marks the 36th time that Nintendo has sold more than 1 million hardware units in one month in the United States since 2004.

"The groundbreaking Wii U, the continued strength of Nintendo 3DS and the enduring appeal of Wii and Nintendo DS drove momentum on Black Friday and through November," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "Wii U is off to a tremendous start in the United States, is essentially sold out at retail and has cemented its status as the 'must-have' product this holiday season."

Following its launch on Nov. 18 and with only seven days of sales captured in the data, Nintendo's Wii U sold more than 425,000 units, nearly matching the Wii system's first-week total of 475,000. On the software front, New Super Mario Bros. U sold more than 243,000 units, an attach rate of nearly 60 percent.

The Nintendo 3DS kicked off its second holiday season by selling nearly 540,000 units and has now sold nearly 6.5 million units life to date. Mario Kart 7 became the second Nintendo 3DS game to cross 2 million units sold in the U.S.

Hitting it's seventh year, the Wii sold 420,000 units in November. It has now sold more than 40 million units in the United States alone.

The Nintendo DS has hit its eighth year, and its still selling! In its 97th month overall, the Nintendo DS sold more than 370,000 units and will cross 53 million units sold life to date in the next few days.

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