With more than 460,000 units sold in December, Wii U has now sold nearly 890,000 units in the United States after 41 days on the market, according to the NPD Group, which tracks monthly sales figures for the videogame industry.
To date, Wii U hardware sales have generated more than $300 million in the U.S. alone; Wii hardware had generated just more than $270 million at the same point in its lifecycle.
Scott Moffitt (Executive vice president, Sales & Marketing, Nintendo America): 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 sold more than 2.65 million hardware units in the United States in the month of December. 2012 marked the 11th consecutive year that Nintendo has sold at least 8 million hardware units in the U.S.