Last week Nintendo launch their new Wii U console, the device sold out within a couple of days in the US, and there has been high demand for the console, and now Nintendo has released some figures on how many consoles they sold.
Nintendo of America President, Reggie Fils-Aime, recently spoke to CNET, and he revealed that Nintendo had sold a total of 400,000 Wii U consoles in their first week.
He also said that this was the initial inventory that Nintendo had available at launch, and that they would have sold more if they had more stock, he also mentioned that demand for the console is still very high.
“Wii U is essentially sold out of retail and we are doing our best to continually replenish stock,” Fils-Aime said. “Retailers are also doing their best to get the product to store shelves. But as soon as product hits retail, they’re selling out immediately.”
It will be interesting to see if the new Wii U console becomes as popular as the original Wii console, which had a similar response at launch and was hard to get for a couple of years after it launched.
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