Wii U hardware Sales Up by 666% in UK; Mario Kart 8 Has Impressive Debut

By Michael On 2 Jun, 2014 At 09:34 PM | Categorized As Wii U, Wii U News | With 1 Comment

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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.

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