Wii U hardware Sales Up by 666% in UK; Mario Kart 8 Has Impressive Debut
It’s Judgement week!
This week we will have a good clue whether Mario Kart 8 will have a profound effect on Wii U hardware sales. Wednesday will bring in Media Create sales for Japan, for now, we have the UK charts. Mario Kart has the best opening week for any Wii U games since the launch of the system, and the second best opening for the Mario Kart series. Wii U hardware sales have increased exponentially by 666%, which should equate to something along the 11-15k Wii U’s sold during the week (by Vgchartz estimates). Unfortunately, Mario Kart 8 was not able to grab the top spot, falling behind Watch_Dogs for the PS4 and One.