News Desk: US Wii U Sales Show Slight Improvement in February

Nintendo’s new home console moved roughly 66,000 units last month.

By Kevin Knezevic. Posted 03/15/2013 12:00 1 Comment     ShareThis

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After a fairly dismal January, Wii U sales have started to pick up slightly in North America.

According to the NPD, Nintendo’s newest home console sold approximately 66,000 units last month, an improvement over the 57,000 it moved in January. Of course, the system still trailed far behind both the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3, which sold 302,000 and 263,000 units in the same time frame, respectively, but of the three home consoles, it was the one to see the biggest increase in month-over-month sales, putting Nintendo on track to hit its sales target for the fiscal year.

Also unsurprising is that demand for the Deluxe Wii U bundle, which includes a copy of Nintendo Land as well as a larger storage capacity, far exceeds demand for the Basic set, accounting for over 70 percent of the console’s sales.

While the system may still be off to a slow start, it’s encouraging to see it moving in the right direction. With LEGO City: Undercover and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on the immediate horizon, March’s numbers should be better yet.

Source: GamesIndustry

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