Wii U sales top 890,000 in United States

New Super Mario Bros. U sells 580,000 units.

January 10, 2013 / 07:08 PM EDT / (@salromano)

Wii U has sold nearly 890,000 units in the United States since its November 18 launch, Nintendo has announced (according to the NPD Group). 460,000 of those units were sold in December. Wii U hardware sales have generated over $300 million to date, $30 million more than Wii had generated at the same point in its life cycle.

New Super Mario Bros. U, a Wii U launch title and one of its main offerings, has sold 580,000 units.

“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.”

On the 3DS front, the Nintendo handheld sold over 1.25 million units in December and crossed 7.7 million units sold life to date in the United States. New Super Mario Bros. 2 became the fourth 3DS title to surpass 1 million units sold in the U.S. with over 1.45 million units sold.

Wii sold about 475,000 units and crossed the 40.8 million units sold life to date mark in the United States. Just Dance 3, published by Ubisoft, became to tenth Wii game to sell over 5 million units. And finally, DS sold nearly 470,000 units and crossed the 53 million life to date mark in the United States.

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  • AdamBoy64

    Congratulations on a great start, Nintendo.
    Good to see.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Obb/100001994017630 Bob Obb

    That’s putting the ol’ corporate spin on it… The more expensive WiiU made a little more money than the much less expensive Wii :p

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lindsay-Soall/1160113917 Lindsay Soall

      its selling well that the point

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lindsay-Soall/1160113917 Lindsay Soall

    well their you go the moral of the story is dont listen to analyst not that i was anyway. especially Michel pachter

  • http://twitter.com/AnthonyFoster5 Anthony Foster

    But can Nintendo keep that momentum going now that the holiday season is over?

  • PrinceHeir

    congrats Nintendo :D

  • no

    I question how much of this article is actually a press release and how much is part of the writer’s input from the data provided
    Anyone who has studied more than 1 class of economics (doubtful the writer has) knows that a 30 million gain from a company of that stature and potential is an abysmal number

  • http://www.facebook.com/Bladez0fDr4v3n Sae-Won Yoon

    For a reigon locked system, I’m impressed.