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Monday, October 14, 2013

Worldwide Wii U Sales Up +94% After Price Drop and Retail Release of The Wind Waker HD

Wii U sales went up last week to a new 2013 high of 83,504, the old record being 65,596 during the week ending March 30th. In comparison back in the 360's first year of life, on the week ending Oct 14th it sold 77,836 worldwide and the week before that 87,637 and lastly the week before that 89,330, meanwhile the PS3 in its first year of life sold 84,796 the week ending Oct 6th (with 86,583 & 73,670 the previous two weeks). So the Wii U is now actually performing up to par with other systems in their first year.

Stay tuned to see what the Wii Party U bundle does in Japan on Oct 30th.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

One Week After Price Drop ☆ Wii U Sales in the US Rise Another 37%

In an unexpected turn of events, the US sales of the Wii U rose another 37% to 26,941--a somewhat respectable number and the highest in all of 2013--and bringing the worldwide number for last week to 43,514. This is contrary to the expected fall of Wii U sales based off past sales data, as sales generally drop the week after a major game comes out or a price drop happens.

This personally gives me great hope for the Wii U. Stay tuned for what happens next week with the Wind Waker HD bundle launching in Europe!

Disclaimer -- All sales numbers taken from VGC and are likely to be off by 5-20%, but unless you have a better source at this time don't complain.