Wii U sells 425,000 at launch in US

Nintendo has revealed sales figures for its newest console after its first week on sale in the United States.

Wii U sold over 425,000 units in its first seven days on sale – that’s 50,000 less than the original Wii managed in its first week.

However, new figures from market research firm NPD Group show that the Wii U actually trumped its predecessor in terms of revenue after its first month, according to CVG.

"The much-anticipated launch of the new Wii U console brought in more dollars than the Wii launch in November 26, up 21 per cent from that launch month," said NPD analyst Liam Callahan.

The analyst added that, while week one sales were lower, the revenue generated by Nintendo’s new console is a promising sign for the market as a whole.

"With an average price 35 per cent higher for the Wii U at launch compared to the Wii, this is an example of how consumers are willing to come out and spend when they see the value of the product," he said.

Wii U also massively boosted Nintendo’s console business. Combined Wii U and Wii sales in the US last month brought in 76 per cent more dollars than Wii in November 2011.

In the UK, MCV understands Wii U sold 40,000 after its first two days on sale.

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