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November 26, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Nintendo sold 1.2 million systems last week, 400k Wii U consoles

Launch week sales of Nintendo’s Wii U console did not match launch sales of the original Wii, apparently. Nintendo sold 400,000 Wii U consoles last week, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime told CNET today. For comparison, the original Wii sold 600,000 units in its first week on the market in 2006. Of that 475,000…

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November 6, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Xbox Surface: Microsoft chasing Wii U with next console?

Rumors of an Xbox Surface tablet device are surfacing again today, with The Verge hearing from several sources that Microsoft’s making progress on a 7-inch tablet device. But I’ll bet this isn’t just another challenger to the 7-inch Kindle and Nexus tablets and the iPad Mini. Instead, it looks more like the controller and auxiliary display…

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