Xbox 360 Outsells WiiU On Launch Week

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.

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Xbox 360 Outsells WiiU On Launch Week

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