Today, Nintendo of America's head, Reggie Fils-Aime, has revealed that the Wii U has managed to sell 400,000 units within its first week of sales!
Black Friday looks to have been a massive contributor towards these figures, as they've surpassed Nintendo's projections for their US launch. Unfortunately the Wii U has failed to hit the staggering sales of its predecessor, the Wii, which accumulated an amazing 600,000 sales during its launch week- but realistically nobody expected the Wii U to hit that number- although it was reasonably close!
During Reggie's interview with CNET, he had this to say: " Wii U is essentially sold out. Retailers are doing their best to get the product to store shelves. But as soon as product hits retail, they're selling out immediately".
What is interesting is that these figures are Us-only, as they're yet to launch within Europe and Japan, which are two massive regions that will contribute to their sales figures even further; particularly Japan, who're well known to be massive Nintendo supporters - who are Japanese after all!
With Europe and Japan getting the Wii U on the 30th of November and the 8th of December, respectively, let's hope that Nintendo manage to avoid 2006's upset; where the Wii was sold out for months at a time due to a lack of stock!
So everything seems to be going great for Nintendo and the Wii U so far, and with the holiday season just about here, expect to see their sales figures peak even further! Have you got a Wii U? Will you be buying one?