Nintendo shares up 5.6% due to December NPD results

Friday, 11 January 2013 15:06 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Nintendo shares are up 5.6% due to US sales figures released by NPD last night.

Bloomberg reports its the largest jump in company shared since September 18; however, Tokai Tokyo Securities feels the gain may be “short-lived unless [Nintendo] can sustain sales momentum.”

Last night, Nintendo reported Wii U moved 460,000 units in the US in December 2012, with life-to-date sales of 890,000 since its November 18 release, generating over $300 million in hardware sales.

Over 1.25 million 3DS units were sold in the US for the month of December, bringing its US lifetime sales to 7.7 million.

Wii contributed $270 million in sales for December, moving 475,000 units. Overall, the system as moved 40.8 million units life-to-date.