Posted December 4, 2012 by Justin Alderman in News

Wii U Launch Sales Total 40K In UK, Shut Out Of Top 10 Software

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wii u uk sales

Nintendo’s Wii U sold approximately 40,000 units during its first 48 hours on sale in the UK last week, representing a complete sellout of the new console at retailers.

According to Chart-Track, 90% of the Wii U console’s sold were the 32GB Premium model (60% from the standalone SKU, 30% from the ZombiU bundle), the remaining 10% were the Basic 8GB model. The Wii U‘s software attach rate was reported to be 2:1, not counting digital software sales over the eShop.

Despite the great attach rate, the Wii U was shut out of the top 10 software charts — which was once again dominated by Call of Duty: Black Ops II — with the highest selling title being Nintendo Land at #11. The console’s other titles the UK top 20 were New Super Mario Bros. U (#14) and ZombiU (#17). In total, counting multiplatform games, the Wii U held five titles in the top 10 and ten in the top 40.

The top 20 Wii U titles in the UK for the week ending December 1st, 2012 read as follows:

1. Nintendo Land (Nintendo)
2. New Super Mario Bros U (Nintendo)
3. Zombi U (Ubisoft)
4. Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed (Sega)
5. Batman: Arkham City – Armoured Edition (Warner Bros)
6. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Activision)
7. Sports Connection (Ubisoft)
8. Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft)
9. Just Dance 4 (Ubisoft)
10. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Namco Bandai)
11. Rabbids Land (Ubisoft)
12. Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (Disney)
13. Tank! Tank! Tank! (Namco Bandai)
14. FIFA 13 (EA)
15. Darksiders II (THQ)
16. Family Party: 30 Games Obstacle Arcade (Namco Bandai)
17. Mass Effect 3 (EA)
18. Ben 10: Omniverse (Namco Bandai)
19. Skylanders Giants (Activision)
20. Game Party Champions (Warner Bros)

The UK Top 10 Software All-Formats Chart for the week ending December 1st, 2012 reads as follows:

1. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
2. Far Cry 3
3. FIFA13
4. Hitman: Absolution
5. Assassin’s Creed III
6. Just Dance 4
7. LEGO The Lord of the Rings
8. Halo 4
9. Skylanders Giants
10. Need for Speed Most Wanted

Source: MCV (2) (3), Gamasutra

Justin Alderman

A gamer since the Intellivision days in the early 80′s, who started writing about and covering the video game industry in 2008. In his spare time he is also a bit of a gun-nut and Star Wars nerd.