And the holiday shopping season isn't over yet.
It seems Nintendo had a pretty good Black Friday. The company today announced that it shifted 1.75 million consoles for the month of November and is partially crediting Black Friday for the successful numbers.
"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."
The company's newest addition, the Wii U, sold 425,000 units in its first week (a close match for the 475,000 units that the original Wii sold on its first week of availability). The 3DS sold 540,000 units for a total of 6.5 million units to date, while the regular DS sold 370,000 units. The original Wii, now in its seventh year of production, sold 420,000 units.
The Wii U is Nintendo's first HD console and debuted on November 18. It differs from the original Wii in its support for HD content as well as its unique tablet-style controller that acts as a second screen for displaying companion content.