5.86 million Wii U’s shipped worldwide since launch, 2.41m sold in 2013
Nintendo’s Q3 Earnings are out finally, released in Japan overnight. A small surprise is that the Wii U has sold a bit better than some expected. Not by a wide margin, but not bad overall.
Before the holidays, the Wii U was sitting at a lowly 3.5-3.8 million units. It appears that during October-December, Nintendo managed to shift almost 2 million units as Nintendo says they’ve sold 5.86 million Wii U systems since launch. Though there is a good chance Nintendo means that they shipped 5.86 million Wii U systems since launch, not sold.
That’s not a fantastic turn around but I wasn’t sure if the system would pass 5 million, much less almost crack 6 million. The Wii U only sold 220k in the US during November and 480k during December. So the US makes up about 750k of that including October. Japan likely makes up a good portion too.