Nintendo Wii U Pre-Order Surpasses 1.2 Million Units In US

Nintendo Wii U console is set to arrive on November 23. This is a huge event not only for the hardcore gamers but also for Nintendo itself. This is the biggest launch of 2012 in the gaming console market, and the anticipation among gamers is huge. According to GameStop, the pre-order of Wii U has already surpassed 1.2 million units.


According to the statistics of GameStop, they have got 500,000 Wii U units ahead of the launch, and after the pre-order started, all of those have been sold. The latest sales figure is already two times bigger than Wii U software pre-order received by GameStop. It is assumed that over 3.5 million copies of Wii U would be sold this holiday season.

Many reasons stand for the success of Nintendo Wii U. US gamers were looking for new console for a long period of time; Nintendo Wii U not only fulfilled their desire but also the amazed them with new features. The graphic content of Wii U is higher than others. Players can enjoy high-definition games very smoothly. Another big reason is the exclusive game packs offered with the console, such as Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Super Mario Bros, and Assassin’s Creed III.

Nintendo Wii U also extended its offering, giving the chance of accessing maximum 12 accounts per console. It will be one of the biggest offers ever made in the history of consoles. On top of that, the consoles are sold at subsidized price. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said'” Instead of determining a price based on its manufacturing cost, (we) selected one that consumers would consider to be reasonable.” The Wii U goes on sale from November 23, currently available for $300 at GameStop, and offers an option to choose from 3 to maximum 23 games depending upon the offer package.

Source: Slash Gear

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