Wii U install base surpasses 2 million in Japan

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Media Create have revealed that the Wii U’s install base in Japan has surpassed another milestone within the past week.

It’s a far cry from the Wii’s glorious reign, but the 12,496 units sold in the past week allowed the console’s life-to-date sales to clamber to 2,009,513 – just shy of it celebrating its second birthday, having launched in the country on 8th December 2012.

For comparison’s sake, since launching on 22nd February 2014 the PlayStation 4 has now sold 822,554 units, and the Xbox One sits at just 39,698 after arriving at retail on 4th September 2014.

Meanwhile, the nation continuing to show their preference for gaming on the go, the 3DS family has achieved 17,143,297 units since 26th February 2011. That even sees it clapping at the heels of Sony’s PSP, which, having sold 18 units last week, is sat at 20,166,104 units.

[Thanks NeoGAF]

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