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 taking a look at the top 10 selling Wii U games (2014 update). Last week we looked at the top 10 selling PlayStation Vita games (2014 update), and the week before that the top 10 selling 3DS games (2014 update).
Looking at the top 10 selling Wii U games (2014 update), three games were released in 2012, six in 2013, and one in 2014.
The top 10 selling Wii U games have sold 17.17 million units. The top selling game, New Super Mario Bros. U, sold more than four million units. The top three titles sold more than two million units and the top six titles sold more than one million units. The entire top 10 sold more than 500,000 units.
When you break it down by publisher there are nine first party titles and one third party titles The one third party title, ZombiU, was published by Ubisoft.
The nine Nintendo titles sold a combined 16.48 million units or 95.9 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The one Ubisoft title sold 0.69 million units or 4.1 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.
When you break you look at the top 10 selling Wii U games as a graph, it shows how Mario is by far Nintendo’s most popular franchise. Four of the top five titles all feature Mario and / or Luigi as a playable character.
Side note: There have been 1.11 million Wii U’s sold in 2014 through June 21. The Wii U has sold 6.45 million units lifetime. There have also been 6.85 million games sold in 2014. There have been 26.47 million games sold lifetime.
Broken down by publisher Nintendo has sold the most games for the Wii U with 5.45 million games sold. Ubisoft has sold 2.41 million games, Warner Bros. 1.27 million games, and Activision 1.19 million games.
A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org.