Update: The 38,000 figure seems to be pretty much spot on. Analyst Michael Pachter all but confirmed it to be the real deal on Twitter:
@icallitfutile Yes, close. Off on 3DS/DS, though
— Michael Pachter (@michaelpachter) May 18, 2013
A rough estimate of US Wii U hardware sales for the month of April is in. Data provided by the ever-reliable NPD leaker “creamsugar” indicates the console sold between 30,000 and 40,000 units last month. Another leak from 2ch puts the system at around 38,000 units.
Amazingly, the Wii outsold the Wii U once again. The older console sold between 50,000 and 40,000 units in the US last month.