The Wii U, the first eighth generation home console released, has sold more than seven million units worldwide. This figure makes it the second bestselling console, behind the PlayStation 4 and ahead of the Xbox One. It has taken the Wii U 21 months to reach this milestone.
Sales for the Wii U had been poor for most of the year with weekly sales of around 30,000 units for much of the year. However, since the release of Mario Kart 8 in May the console has remained above 50,000 units sold every week and has sold nearly one million units in three months.
There has been seven games that have sold more than one million units for the Wii U and more than 28 million games sold at retail. The bestselling game is New Super Mario Bros. U which has sold 4.18 million units. Nintendo Land has sold 3.10 million units, Mario Kart 8 2.58 million units, Super Mario 3D World 2.23 million units, New Super Luigi U 1.70 million units, Wii Party U 1.34 million units, and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD 1.04 million units.
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