Nintendo Co. this week said the Wii U console has generated more than $300 million at U.S. retail since launch.

The figure is $30 million more than sales for the Wii hardware in the same point in its lifecycle.

NPD Group Inc. said the Wii U sold 460,000 units in Dec. To date the console has sold 890,000 units in the U.S. after 41 days on the market.

New Super Mario Bros. U has sold 580,000 units to date with an attach rate of 65 percent.

Also in Dec., the Wii hardware sold nearly 475,000 units to total 40.8 million units in the U.S to date.

The Wii U is sold in a Basic Set and a Deluxe Set.

The Basic Set includes 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 includes 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.

Both SKUs began sale Nov. 18.

The Wii U is backwards compatible with most Wii games and accessories, including the Wii Remote, Nunchuck, and Wii Balance Board.

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