On Thursday evening, Nintendo of America announced that Nintendo hardware performed admirably during the month of November as the holiday season begins to take hold.
Thanks to Black Friday and the launch of the Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo sold more than 1.75 million units of hardware in the United States during November, according to the NPD Group.
A breakdown of sales indicate that Nintendo sold close to 910,000 units of portable hardware and more than 845,000 home consoles in November. November 2012 marks the 36th time that Nintendo has sold more than 1 million pieces of hardware in one month in the United States since 2004.
Nintendo Wii U saw impressive launch week sales with more than 425,000 units being sold in just seven days. Additionally, “New Super Mario Bros. U” saw strong sales selling more than 243,000 copies — meaning that “Mario” has an attach rate of nearly 60%.
Nintendo 3DS also saw impressive sales with 540,000 units sold in November pushing total sales in North America to more than 6.5 million since the system launched. “Mario Kart 7” sales continue to impress as the title has now sold over 2 million copies in North America in less than one year.
“The groundbreaking Wii U, the continued strength of Nintendo 3DS and the enduring appeal of Wii and Nintendo DS drove momentum on Black Friday and through November,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Wii U is off to a tremendous start in the United States, is essentially sold out at retail and has cemented its status as the ‘must-have’ product this holiday season.”
Find a full breakdown in Nintendo’s hardware and software sales in November below:
Wii U: Following its launch on Nov. 18 and with only seven days of sales captured in the data, Wii U sold more than 425,000 units, nearly matching the Wii system’s first-week total of 475,000. On the software front, New Super Mario Bros. U sold more than 243,000 units, an attach rate of nearly 60 percent.
Nintendo 3DS: The platform kicked off its second holiday season by selling nearly 540,000 units and has now sold nearly 6.5 million units life to date. Additionally, Mario Kart 7 became the second Nintendo 3DS game to cross 2 million units sold in the U.S.
Wii: In its seventh November, Wii sold 420,000 units and has now sold more than 40 million units in the United States alone.
Nintendo DS: In its 97th month overall, Nintendo DS sold more than 370,000 units and will cross 53 million units sold life to date in the next few days.