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Wii U sells less, generates more dollars than original Wii launch

Nintendo’s newest console is tracking behind its predecessor in terms of US launch sales, but is bringing in more dollars. Wii U sold 460,000 units in the US last month, according to new NPD data, bringing its total lifetime sales up to 890,000. An NPD spokesperson said: "Sales of the …

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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 …

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LoveFilm launches on Wii; Wii U version "coming soon"

Amazon’s digital movie and TV service LoveFilm has today arrived on the Nintendo Wii. A Wii U versions is said to be coming soon”, though no official date has yet been announced. Membership starts at 4.99 a month. Existing members of the service can start using straight away for no …

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Is a Wii Mini on the way?

An unsubstantiated rumour has suggested Nintendo will unveil a second new console before Christmas. Nintendo World Report claims to have word from an internal release schedule from a major retailer” that it says it is unable to disclose”. In it is mentioned a SKU including a Wii Mini console, sensor …

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"There’s nothing in my body doubting that the Wii U will be successful," 2K president admits

Can Wii U replicate the record-breaking success of the Wii? That’s the question gripping the industry at the moment following the console’s North American launch at the weekend and the upcoming UK arrival next week. But there’s certainly no doubt from 2K Games president Christoph Hartmann who in an interview …

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PS3 hits 70m worldwide

70m PlayStation 3 consoles have been shipped worldwide, says Sony. And as revealed by MCV last month, 5m has been sold in the UK. The platform hit the milestone as of November 4th, while as of November 11th over 15m units of Sony’s PlayStation Move accessory had also been sold …

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Transformers Prime: The Game is a Toys R Us exclusive

The Wii and DS versions of Activision’s Transformers Prime: The Video Game will be available exclusively through Toys R Us in the UK. A Wii U version is also scheduled to be part of the Wii U’s launch line-up when that arrives on November 30th. It’s fairly common practise for …

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