Wii U Sales Cross 3 Million, Nintendo Cuts Sales Forecast

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Nintendo has sold just over 3 million [amazon_link id=”B009AGXH64″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Wii U’s[/amazon_link] between launch and December 31, 2012. This is a decent number but still behind what the Wii sold back in 2006. The company had forecasted to sell 5.5 million consoles by the end of March, but have scaled that number back to a more modest 4 million. 3 million is still a good number for a console that not everyone was sold on. If Nintendo expects the Wii U to sell like the Wii then they are in for quarterly disappointment.

[amazon_link id=”B00A9L2TZE” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]New Super Mario Bros. U[/amazon_link] led the way for game sales on the Wii U with 2.3 million copies sold which is an insane 75% attach rate with the system. NintendoLand was the next best seller with 2 million copies, but I am assuming that the copies sold inside the Wii U Deluxe Set were counted.

Nintendo also updated the lifetime sales numbers of the Wii (99.38 million), 3DS (29.84 million) and DS (153.67 million).


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