Nintendo has confirmed today that their newest console, the Wii U, has outsold the original Wii by $30 million dollars within the first 6 weeks of the new consoles launch. Nintendo also released some numbers for the units sold of their new console.
During December the Wii U sold 460,000 Wii U units, and around 890,000 units were sold through the first six weeks across the United States.
In total the Wii U has generated more than $300 million from the United States alone, whereas the original Wii made around $270 million through the first six weeks.
Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing said in response to the NPD group:
While the Wii launch established new benchmarks in the United States, Wii U has surpassed its predecessor in perhaps the most important category: revenue generation. The demand for the Deluxe SKU, which was essentially sold out at retail this holiday, and the strong attach rate of New Super Mario Bros. U, shows that we have the value and the games to drive momentum in 2013. We look forward to offering great new experiences and bringing smiles to millions of new faces throughout the year.
If Nintendo keeps this up they might reach the 5.5 million sales goal by the end of march.