Wii U Sells 400,000 Units In Week One

Nintendo might possibly have found a way to escape their recent malaise after all, as it’s been announced that the Wii U has sold a healthy 400,000 units during the first week of sales. Nintendo of America chief Reggie Fils-Aime dropped the news in an interview with CNET, pointing out that in the same period back in 2006, the original Wii sold 300,000 units. Of course, this might have something to do with Black Friday discounts and the crush of Christmas shopping. The economy is far weaker now than it was 6 years ago, so there’s a strong possibility that sales are about to drop off. We’ll see.

That’s good news for Nintendo, especially as the 3DS, originally a serious disappointment, is now confirmed to have sold 6 million units during its first 21 months. That’s not HOLY HELL amazing, since the original DS sold about 4 million during the same period beginning back in 2004. Still, it’s a good sign that Nintendo won’t be going the way of Sega any time soon. Of course, this doesn’t mean it’s still not criminal that the Wii U’s slate of launch games is very weak, but baby steps. No shovelware guys! You can do it!

Via IGN.

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