Nintendo Co. this week said the U.S. install base of the Wii hardware totaled 37.7 million units after strong Nov. system sales in the U.S.

The company this week said the Wii sold more than 860,000 units in Nov., including 520,000 units on Black Friday.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword sold more than 600,000 units in its first week and held the biggest first-day sales in the franchise’s history.

Nintendo Co. in Oct. posted a $927 million loss in the first six months of the fiscal year amid slow sales for current products.

Wii sales declined to 3.35 million units from 4.97 million units one year ago.

Nintendo in Oct. began sale of the Wii Black Console Bundle with New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Music CD at $149.99.

Nintendo will release Wii U, the successor the Wii hardware, in 2012.

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