That figure? 400,000, apparently.
“Wii U is essentially sold out of retail and we are doing our best to continually replenish stock,” he said in an interview with CNET.
“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. 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.”
“We are looking to have as much product into retail as possible. It’s driven by consumer response.”
Sounds exciting, but then is coming from the bloke who also claimed that Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 looks better on Wii U than the other consoles. He would, of course, but plenty would disagree – the common thought is that the frame rate is considerably worse.
How does 400,000 stack up? It’s 260,000 less than the GameCube moved,
and 320,000 less than the Xbox. The Wii moved 475,000, and the PS3 just under 200,000.
The Wii U launches this Friday.
Correction: the Xbox shifted 320,000 units in total, not more than the Wii U.