Retail giant GameStop didn't sell quite as many Wii U consoles this holiday season as anyone expected. According to investment firm Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bahtia, the Wii U's availability actually remains quite "abundant" at GameStop stores.
Bahtia also noted that the $350 Wii U Deluxe model is doing better than the slightly cheaper $300 basic version. Why? Because it's the "better value" between the two. For $50 extra, you'd be getting 32GB of storage and a copy of Nintendo Land, compared to the basic's measly 8GB and a copy of... nothing.
During its launch week in North America, the Wii U sold roughly 400,000 units. In Japan, its first week saw 308,570 units, and Nintendo has yet to reveal numbers from Europe and Australia.