Welcome to the ‘Top 10’ weekly feature. Each week we will be taking a look at the top 10 selling games in a particular genre, platform, most recent month, even sprinkling in the top 10 selling games from a past year. All sales specified will be worldwide, unless stated otherwise. If there is a particular top 10 you want to see leave a comment and it may be featured in a future top 10. As a note all sales figures are retail only.
This week we will be looking at the top 10 selling Wii U games (Updated through the week ending August 24 2013). Last week we looked at the top 10 selling PlayStation Vita games (Updated through the week ending August 10 2013) and the week before that the top 10 selling games in July 2013.
Looking at the top 10 bestselling games for the Wii U, updated to the week ending August 24, 2013, two were released in 2013 and eight in 2012. Seven of the games released in 2012 were released in November, while the other game was released in December.
The two titles released in 2013 have sold a combined 0.89 million units or 0.45 million units on average per title. The eight titles released in 2012 have sold a combined 6.07 units or 0.76 million units on average per title. The seven titles released in November 2012 have sold a combined 5.66 million units or 0.81 million units on average per title.
The top 10 bestselling Wii U games have sold a combined 6.96 million units. Two titles, Nintendo Land and New Super Mario Bros. U, have sold more than two million units each. No other game sold more than one million units. The top three titles have sold more than 500,000 units and the top nine have sold more than 200,000 units. The entire top 10 have sold more than 100,000 units.
Looking at sales by publisher, four of the titles are first party, published by Nintendo, while six are third party. Of the third party titles, two were published by Ubisoft, one by Capcom, one by Sega, one by Activision, and one by Warner Bros.
The four titles published by Nintendo sold a combined 5.22 million units or 75.0 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The two Ubisoft titles sold a combined 0.70 million units or 10.1 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.
The top 10 selling Wii U games as a graph makes it easy to see how two titles, Nintendo Land and New Super Mario Bros. U, have sold well above the rest. They have each sold more than four times the third bestselling title ZombiU. The two titles have sold a combined 4.33 million units or 62.2 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.
Here are the sales outside the top 10: Nintendo has sold 3,461,900 million Wii U’s to date. There have also been 9,041,239 games sold for the Wii U.
The top 17 selling Wii U games have sold more than 100,000 units and the top 27 games sold more than 50,000 units. Also the top 41 games have sold more than 41 games.
Nintendo has sold by far the most games for the Wii U with 5.48 million games sold. This is 60.6 percent of all the games sold for the Wii U. Ubisoft is the only third party publisher to sell more than one million games for the Wii U with 1.08 million games sold. Activision has sold 506,452 games for the Wii U, Capcom 465,035 games, Warner Bros. 430,790, Sega 252,658 games, Electronic Arts 225,993 games, Disney 170,325 games, Namco Bandai 112,523 games, and Tecmo Koei 103,356 games.
Action is by far the biggest genre for the Vita with 78.4 percent of all the games sold. There have been 7.09 action games sold, 561,186 RPG games sold, 426,724 strategy games sold, 238,531 shooter games sold, and 145,957 fighting games sold.
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