Wii U Sells 40,000 Units Opening Weekend in the UK

by William D'Angelo, posted on 03 December 2012 / 6,962 Views

Nintendo launched its Wii U console over the weekend and it sold about 40,000 units in its first two days, according to MCV. Retail sources suggest that the console is nearly sold out at most retailers, so if Nintendo had been able to ship more consoles the figure it could have been higher.

The software attach rate is in excess of 2 to 1. For every console that was sold on average just over two games were sold. Also this figure does not include digital software sales from Nintendo's eShop.

Other sales figures include the premium bundle selling the majority of the units, 24,000, while the basic bundle sold just 10 percent or 4,000 units. The ZombiU bundle sold 12,000 units or 30 percent of the total consoles sold.


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9 Comments

Dragon_King88 (on 03 December 2012)

sold out? bollocks. I work in GAME, there's tons of stock everywhere. The black ZombiU is sold out in a lot of places but standard editions are in stock everywhere.


man-bear-pig (on 03 December 2012)

We need to talk about this...


RedInker (on 03 December 2012)

I was one of the 40,000!


tripenfall (on 04 December 2012)

too early to comment.... lets see how many worldwide by xmas and go from there


Gamerace (on 03 December 2012)

To put this in perspective last week sales: 360 - 43k 3DS - 40k PS3 - 34k Wii - 11k Granted those are a week Vs 2 days but it's safe to say WiiU sales were unremarkable but possibly limited by supply in some areas.


spurgeonryan (on 03 December 2012)

Hmm.. not sure what I think of 12000 zombiu games being sold.


ryuzaki57 (on 03 December 2012)

Those are terrible figures in case WiiU is not sold out : 360 sold 40k last week and it's a 7-year old system.


Blood_Tears (on 03 December 2012)

40k? or 400k? Confused.


trunkswd (on 03 December 2012)

40K


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Mnementh (on 03 December 2012)

40K in UK (that''s what this article is about). 400K was first week in the USA.


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bananaking21 (on 03 December 2012)

40k


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Michael-5 (on 03 December 2012)

24k + 4k =/= 40k. Do you mean 16k basic units were sold? Compare this to Wii, is 40k good? Poorly written article, :P


Bristow9091 (on 03 December 2012)

24k Premium + 4k Basic + 12k ZombiU Bundle = 40k :)


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