This month has been a critical one for the video game industry with the launch of Halo 4 and the new Call of Duty : Black Ops 2, both of which registered record breaking sales within hours of their launch. This Sunday, Nintendo will launch its Wii U, the new videogame console.
According to Slashgear, GameStop, a video game retailer, it has received software pre-orders for 1.2 million units. This number also happens to be double the pre-orders GameStop received for Wii software, just before the console's release. Among these, games like ZombiU, New Super Mario Bros. U, Black Ops II, and Assassin's Creed III were the most ordered titles.
Apart from timing their release perfectly, Nintendo also has a 'next generation technology' advantage, as its competitors have not announced any plans for their new consoles as of now.
To add to all the positive developments, yesterday, Google rolled out a new Wii application just in time for the Wii U release. This means that the popular video site will also be accessible to Wii users who can now watch subscribed channels and search for things using their remotes.
Apart from a massive number of online pre-orders, the Japanese company can be happy about the large numbers of fans who are gathering up outside its Flagship Store in New York.
by RTT Staff Writer
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