David Scammell by on Oct 11, 2013

Wii U hardware sales soar by 685% following Zelda HD launch

Wii U hardware sales rose by more than 685 per cent in the UK last week, Nintendo has told MCV.

The sudden sales spike appears to be due to the release of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, which launched last Friday, October 4, and debuted at no.4 in the UK All-Formats chart.

“We have long believed that software sells hardware and it’s great to see that reaffirmed this week with an uplift of Wii U hardware sales to coincide with the launch of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD,” Nintendo UK head of consumer marketing James Honeywell told the mag.

Despite the sales increase, however, it isn’t known how many units were actually sold.

Nintendo announced yesterday that it is to release a range of official Wii U bundles in time for Christmas, including next month’s Mario & Luigi Premium Pack, Wii Party U Basic Pack and Just Dance 2014 Basic Pack.

Source: MCV | Friday October 11th 2013


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The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

on Wii U

An HD remake of the GameCube’s cel-shaded Zelda classic.

Release Date:

04 October 2013