Iwata Says Wii U Sales Were Steady by the End of the Holiday Season

by David Sanchez January 7, 2013 @ 10:56 am

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Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has given some insight on Wii U sales. Speaking with Reuters, Iwata explained that while the figures haven’t been as massive as the Wii’s were back when that console launched in 2006, the new system is still doing quite well.

“At the end of the Christmas season, it wasn’t as though stores in the U.S. had no Wii U left in stock, as it was when Wii was first sold in that popular boom,” said Iwata. “But sales are not bad, and I feel it’s selling steadily.”

In addition to sales info, the Nintendo president pointed out that the Deluxe version of the Wii U is in higher demand. “Specifically, inventory levels for the premium, deluxe package was unbalanced as many people wanted that version and couldn’t find it,” stated Iwata.

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