Wii U Sells 308K Opening Weekend in Japan, 1M Worldwide Launch - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 11 December 2012 / 10,552 Views
Nintendo's new home console, the Wii U, managed to sell 308,000 units in its opening weekend, according to Famitsu. Two games topped 100,000 units: New Super Mario Bros. U and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. New Super Mario Bros. U sold 171,000 units, while Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate managed 110,000 units. Nintendo Land sold 78,000 units.
As a comparison, the Wii sold 363,000 units in its opening weekend in Japan, according to VGChartz data. Wii Sports topped 182,000 units. As for Nintendo's handhelds the DS sold 459,000 units during its launch and the 3DS 374,000 units.
The Wii U sold 187,000 units in Europe, including 43,000 units in the UK. Nintendo also managed to sell 462,000 units of the Wii U in the US, which brings its Worldwide launch totals to about one million units.