According to the NPD Group, strong Black Friday sales and the arrival of Nintendo's brand new Wii U console helped the company move more that 1.75 million hardware units in the United States during the month of November. The figure includes nearly 910,000 handhelds and more than 845,000 home consoles sold.

"The groundbreaking Wii U, the continued strength of Nintendo 3DS and the enduring appeal of Wii and Nintendo DS drove momentum on Black Friday and through November," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "Wii U is off to a tremendous start in the United States, is essentially sold out at retail and has cemented its status as the 'must-have' product this holiday season."

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