New software boosts Wii U

By Michael On 4 Apr, 2013 At 11:16 AM | Categorized As Wii U, Wii U News | With 6 Comments

New software boosts Wii U

As expected key software releases at the end of March have given the Wii U a much needed boost worldwide. The two month game drought ended with the release of Need for Speed: Most wanted U, Lego City Undercover, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Dragon Quest X (for Japan only).

According to MCV, Wii U sales have risen 125% in the UK.  In fact, their retail source claims that half of the software revenue generated from the Wii U can be attributed to Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. Monster Hunter is reported to be sold out throughout Europe, with Nintendo Europe President, Satoru Shibata, apologizing over twitter over shortages.  My trusted game retails ozgameshop has monster hunter 3 ultimate sold out from day 1.

Media Create has also suggested Wii U sales have also increased in Japan. In Japan, the huge Dragon Quest X and Game & Wario are noticeable factors to the surge.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jon-Turner/592763159 Jon Turner

    Dragon Quest X didn’t exactly light up the charts in Japan though. It sold only about 33k. Still, that is 60-80% of its stock, so it’s not TOO terrible. Too bad the media is blowing that out of proportion and making it sound like the console is in serious trouble in Japan.

    • http://twitter.com/miigamer Mike

      i agree with everything you said. Doom and gloom sellls- unfortunately that’s how the gaming media is.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jon-Turner/592763159 Jon Turner

        So you agree that DQX didn’t fail on WiiU, but sold to expectations? That’s the story I got here. I don’t think it’s going to be the last Square-Enix title for WiiU after DEUS EX.

        • http://twitter.com/miigamer Mike

          Maybe sqaure expected for DQX to go gangbusters.But I expected the game to perform well. It was released on the Wii a year or so ago, maybe that well affect the overall numbers but i think square will be happy. I honestly believe deus ex is going to bomb on the wii u, but square will have a good relationship with ninty because of the success of the 3ds. Thanks for commenting really apreciate it. It gives me motivation to work on my site :)

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jon-Turner/592763159 Jon Turner

            Deus Ex may or may not be successful on WiiU, but who knows. Square-Enix made the port sound really appealing and fixing a lot of the issues so many gamers had with it. It actually COULD be a surprise success. A 150k seller, at best. Even with the 3DS, I still see other games from S-E coming to WiiU: Kingdom Hearts 3, Final Fantasy XIV Rebirth, Dragon Quest XI… Those games I can see coming.

            No problem. I’m glad you are motivated!

          • http://twitter.com/miigamer Mike

            Oh god kingdom hearts 3 will be amazing on the wii u. It is a match made in heaven