Wii U Software Sales in UK Still Low, But Improving

Wii U sales have struggled globally, but they’ve been notoriously low in the UK. Wii U titles rarely crack the top ten for weekly software sales, and several retailers have stopped carrying the console. While an instant turnaround isn’t likely, sales data shows a notable improvement in July and August as compared to the previous two months.

Quality titles like Pikmin 3 and The Wonderful 101 have given the console a slight boost, and Rayman Legends (which launched at the very end of August and had its strongest sales on Wii U) and The Wind Waker HD could keep that rolling into September. Slowly but surely Wii U is starting to get on its feet.

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As indicated by the chart above, Wii U software sales (while still quite low) have improved by a considerable amount over the early summer numbers. Can Nintendo build up an install base in time to compete with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this holiday season?

Source: NeoGAF via MyNintendoNews

  • Guesty Pooh!

    Snowballs start rolling slowly, but eventually gain in size and momentum.
    I hope Nintendo’s snowball gains in momentum and doesn’t melt before it even starts rolling.

  • Ricardo Longo

    We’ll have a better idea about the fate of the Wii U next year, after the holiday season has come and gone and the heavy-hitter game season is in full swing.

    I do hope it succeeds. I love mine to death, the gamepad is a great tool. It’s funny how, whenever I’m playing on a more traditional controller, I keep looking at it expecting to see a map there.

  • Comrade Cold

    Sorta odd that it is outselling the vita, not hating on the vita or nothing its just Europe is usaully so much more open to sony products then nintendo ones

    • Erimgard

      It’s outselling the Vita in terms of software, mostly because hasn’t had very many games recently. Not sure about the hardware numbers off the top of my head.

      • Comrade Cold

        actually thinking about it now it is probably a very different story if you took downloads of the same retail games into account

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