News: Wii U struggling in UK sales charts

Wii U hardware and software sales are lagging behind in Britain.

By Kyle England. Posted 12/10/2012 19:00 1 Comment     ShareThis

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Wii U got off to a good-but-not-great start when it launched in the UK a little over ten days ago. However, recent game sales charts for Britain are not being so kind to Nintendo’s new console and its games. In fact, no Wii U exclusive titles have managed to breach the top 20 in sales. Two Wii U exclusives did get into the top 40, with Nintendo Land at number 26, and New Super Mario Bros. U coming in at 36.

Why such low game sales? It may be due to the still small Wii U userbase in the UK. However, many retailers have plenty of Wii U systems in stock around the country. Perhaps the Wii U will receive a much-needed sales boost in the UK as the holiday shopping season continues.

On the plus side, quite a few Nintendo 3DS titles are in top 40 of UK game sales. New Super Mario Bros. 2 is at number 17, and other titles like Professor Layton, Paper Mario: Sticker Star, and Mario Kart 7 are in the top 40.

Source: Nintendo Life

One Response to “News: Wii U struggling in UK sales charts”

  • 3 points
    pichael says...

    It must be pointed out that here in the UK we group all format games as one. So FIFA is actually all formats together. Hardly surprising that a game released on one console with such a currently small user base won’t scratch the surface of a chart put together in such a backward way.

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