The US Sales figures for the Wii U’s first week have been revealed – looking fairly healthy at 400,000 – comparable to the 600,000 the original Wii managed during it’s launch week in 2006.
Astonishing sales figures from Microsoft, however, show that Nintendo’s new console wasn’t anywhere near the best-seller over Thanksgiving.
Due largely to considerable Black Friday discounts at retail, Microsoft managed to shift 750,000 Xbox 360’s in the same period – nearly twice Nintendo’s efforts, despite the hype surrounding the new system’s launch.
Three-quarters-of-a-million units for a console which has just passed it’s 7th anniversary is fairly impressive, I’m sure you’ll agree.
Thw Wii U launches in the UK this Friday and with low stock already being an issue, it will be interesting to see how our Christmas hardware charts turn out.