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Around 40,000 Wii U units were sold in the UK during its first 48 hours, reports MCV.

Retail sources tell the publication that this effectively means a complete sellout on the UK High Street – although both GAME and Amazon appear to have stock available online.

It's difficult to judge how much supply issues have affected launch sales, but 40,000 units does come in considerably short of the Wii's 105,000 units and the Xbox 360's 70,000 units.

MCV also reports that the software attach rate is better than 2:1, although this doesn't include digital purchases.

Source: MCV

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I'll add my voice to those enjoying the Wii U. NSMB U and Sonic & Sega Racing Transformed so far, playing more Tekken Tag 2 Wii U edition hopefully tonight.
Posted 13:49 on 03 December 2012
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Only getting 40k units to the UK is quite poor, but if they're sending out new stock every couple of weeks then the Christmas numbers should be about normal.

Very glad I bought mine. Really enjoying New Super Mario Bros U, so much so that I've barely played ZombiU which is great.
Posted 13:18 on 03 December 2012
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I'm enjoying the Wii U even though I just have ZombiU! I shall be adding NSMBU and probably NintendoLand to my collection and Trine 2.
Posted 12:30 on 03 December 2012
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Ah... cheers for clarifying.
Posted 12:27 on 03 December 2012
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MJTH@ Clockpunk

The UK one's do count bundled games also.
Posted 12:23 on 03 December 2012
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Remind me, do the UK charts take bundled games into consideration...? I know the US ones don't...
Posted 12:20 on 03 December 2012
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That does sound very small, even if it was a sellout...

A bigger issue is about what this implies about how well games sell in general. If the premium pack makes up 60% of sale, that means only around 24,000 copies of Nintendo land were sold. And yet it still managed 11th. So what has that got to say about the Non-Wii U games that sold worse this week...
Posted 12:18 on 03 December 2012
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