Nintendo Co. this week said it expects to sell 10 million Wii U and Wii consoles combined this fiscal year.
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told All Things D this week the company is looking to “max out production as quickly as possible.”
In addition, he added that while pre-order launch sales have sold at major retail locations, the company will have additional stock on launch day.
The Wii U, to be sold Nov. 18, will be available in two launch SKUs.
The Basic Set will include the Wii U console and the Wii U GamePad in White, 8GB storage, AC adapters, HDMI cable and Wii U sensor bar at $299.99.
The Deluxe Set will include the Wii U console and Wii U GamePad in Black, 32GB storage, GamePad Charging Cradle, Stands for the GamePad and Console, AC adapters, HDMI cable, and Nintendo Land at $349.99.
The Wii U is backwards compatible with most Wii games and accessories, including the Wii Remote, Nunchuck, and Wii Balance Board.
A new entertainment application called Nintendo TVii will allow U.S. and Canada customers to view and engage in video content from multiple sources, including live TV, a Tivo DVR, YouTube, and video on-demand services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant Video.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii U will be available at launch, while third-party titles like Capcom Co.’s Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will be sold in Mar. 2013.
In addition, Activision Blizzard Inc. announced Call of Duty: Black Ops II for the Wii U. The release will include exclusive features like off-TV play and local multiplayer for two using the GamePad and an HDTV.
Other titles from the publisher include Skylanders Giants and Transformers Prime.
A total of 50 titles will be available in the Wii U launch window between Nov. and Mar. 2013.