Nintendo Hardware Sales Exceeded 1.75 Million In November

by Mike Mahardy on Dec 07, 2012 at 06:11 AM

According to NPD, Nintendo sold a lot of hardware in November.

According to a week's worth of data following its November 18 launch, the Wii U sold 425,000 units, nearly matching the Wii's launch week sales of 475,000.

Resulting from high Black Friday sales, this marks the 36th time that Nintendo sold more than 1 million units in the span of one month. Between the 3DS and DS, portable units were responsible for 910,000 hardware unit sales, while the Wii and Wii U sales were around 845,000.

"The groundbreaking Wii U, the continued strength of the Nintendo 3DS and the enduring appeal of the Wii and DS drove momentum on Black Friday and through November," said Scott Moffitt, executive president of Sales and Marketing at Nintendo of America. "Wii U is off to a tremendous start in the United States, it is essentially sold out at retail, and has cemented its status as the 'must-have' product this holiday season."