NES Mini sells as many units in 30 days as Wii U in six months – Ars Technica


Nintendo’s Classic Mini NES sold a whopping 196,000 units in November in the US, according to an industry tracker.

By comparison, NPD found that Nintendo shifted just 220,000 of the soon-to-be-defunct Wii U console in the US over the six month period from April through to September. UK sales figures have yet to be reported.

Combined with the estimated 261,000 units of the Mini Famicom sold in Japan in just one week (according to the country’s industry tracker Media Create), Nintendo’s nostalgia boxes are off to a flying start. That will come as as little surprise to anyone that’s actually tried to buy a Mini NES or Famicom in stores, with the console remaining largely sold out throughout the US, UK, and Japan.

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