Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has said that sales of the Wii U are “not bad and selling steadily”.
Speaking to Reuters, Iwata talks about the console’s sales through the end of 2012.
“At the end of the Christmas season, it wasn’t as though stores in the U.S. had no Wii U left in stock, as it was when Wii was first sold in that popular boom. But sales are not bad, and I feel it’s selling steadily.”
Iwata didn’t give exact number of systems sold, but Reuters claim that Nintendo sold 638,339 Wii U consoles in Japan between December 8 and 30. Approximately 400,000 units were sold in America, which means that sales have surpassed one million units worldwide thus far.
Iwata also talking about Nintendo selling two versions of Wii U, the Deluxe and Basic packages.
“It was the first time Nintendo released two models of the game console at the same time,” he said, “and I believe there was a challenge with balancing this. Specifically, inventory levels for the [Deluxe] package was unbalanced as many people wanted that version and couldn’t find it.”