Wii U Premium accounted for 60% of launch sales

Wii U Premium accounted for 60% of launch sales
James Orry Updated on by

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The Wii U launched in the UK on Friday, almost six years after the Wii made its UK debut on December 8, 2006, but which version of the console was most popular?

According to Chart Track figures, 60 per cent of launch sales were of the Wii U Premium 32GB Nintendo Land pack, followed by 30 per cent for the Wii U Premium ZombiU pack, and just 10 per cent of the Wii U Basic 8GB.

The console launched with 24 titles from 11 publishers, versus 14 from eight publishers for the Wii, two of which came from Nintendo. Nintendo Land and New Super Mario Bros. U were the system’s biggest sellers – charting at No.11 and No.14, respectively – mimicking the success of Wii launch titles Zelda: Twilight Princess and Wii Play.

Ubisoft was the biggest third-party supporter of the Wii U, with six games available from day one, and much like the Wii claimed the best-selling third-party title with ZombiU (Red Steel did the same on Wii).

Check the full chart breakdown for a more in-depth rundown of how the Wii U launch titles performed.