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