During the week of Wii U’s November 18th launch, it has sold a total of 400,000 units. Interestingly enough, the Wii only sold 100,000 less units during the Black Friday sales. To help explain these sales figures, Reggie Fils-Aime, the President of Nintendo America, explained that the Wii U sales are limited by stock.
“Wii U is essentially sold out of retail and we are doing our best to continually replenish stock,” Fils-Aime said. “Retailers are also doing their best to get the product to store shelves. But as soon as product hits retail, they’re selling out immediately.”
He went on to say, “You couldn’t walk into a retailer and buy a Wii until spring of 2009. We’ve certainly learned many lessons from that and we are replenishing retailers more quickly this time around.”
Sounds about right.