Nintendo, or rather Reggie Fils-Aime himself, revealed the number attached to Wii U sales during its first week on the market to CNET. So what is the number of Wii U units that Nintendo pushed last week?
According to CNET, the Wii U has moved 400,000 units during its first week at retail. Interesting to note that the Wii, a six year old console, has moved nearly the same amount with a not too shabby 300,000 units.
I expect Nintendo to send out the inevitable press release later this week. Stay tuned for more details.
Nintendo has confirmed that new courses will be available to purchase sometime in the near future. The situation is being handled much like it was with New Super Mario Bros. 2 with new content becoming available shortly after the game launches. Also, work hasn’t begun on this new content yet, though Nintendo will begin creating new content when the game releases on Sunday. Expect more news on New Super Mario Bros. U downloadable content sometime soon.
New Super Mario Bros. U will be available for purchase at retail (and on the Nintendo eShop) on November 18, 2012.
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