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Wii U launch brings in more revenue than original Wii

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 Jan 2013 22:52 User comments (3)

Wii U launch brings in more revenue than original Wii Although it is not too surprising, the new Wii U has outperformed its predecessor in terms of revenue.
Nintendo has sold 890,000 since launch in November, bringing in $300 million in revenue.

The original Wii brought in $270 million in its similar launch period, but of course there is a major caveat with the comparison. The Wii U sells for $300 or $350 while the original Wii launched at $250 in 2006.

Despite this fact, Nintendo of America's EVP of Sales and Marketing Scott Moffitt added (via ATD): "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."

Nintendo, which has said they are happy with Wii U sales, to date, sells two editions of the Wii U with the second including premium features and more internal storage.

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3 user comments

114.1.2013 3:05

I really just hope they capitalize with the new hardware and not go down the dreaded party game route

221.1.2013 4:48

Originally posted by Bigwillyz:
I really just hope they capitalize with the new hardware and not go down the dreaded party game route
I Agree. I am very impressed with the hardware so far, especially the pad concept which works really well. It has a bright future ahead if they get the titles right.

Trin - Making Digital Waves

321.1.2013 20:19

Originally posted by TrinUK:
Originally posted by Bigwillyz:
I really just hope they capitalize with the new hardware and not go down the dreaded party game route
I Agree. I am very impressed with the hardware so far, especially the pad concept which works really well. It has a bright future ahead if they get the titles right.
The greatest thing I have experienced so far is being able to continue the gaming on the tablet itself, very cool. Have you tried Zombie U yet? I have it but haven't got around to trying it yet. Mario is amazing but at the end of the day it's still a sidescrolling Mario game just like the last one, but in HD.

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