The lights are on
Sales of Wii U consoles have increased by 685 percent in Europe thanks to the success of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD.
Nintendo revealed the impressive sales numbers to MCV. Nintendo UK's head of consumer marketing James Honeywell said ,"We have long believed that software sells hardware and it's great to see that reaffirmed this week." When it released in Europe, Wind Waker HD debuted at number four behind Grand Theft Auto V, Fifa 14, and F1 2013.
[Source: MCV, via CVG]
Our TakeI'm happy to see the Wii U picking up some steam. I think it's a great system and I am still rooting for its success. I am curious to see how the game and accompanying console sales fared here in the United States.
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Wind Waker is a great game and this bundle is practically a must for those that haven't played it yet.
I beat WW on the GC and even collected all the figurines. Not very eager to spend $300 for an upgraded experience.
I freakin need this bundle.
Someone give me money.
The Zelda effect.
Now wait for the Mario effect with 3D world.
And Smash and Mario Kart still in the bank...
That's great to hear, but also suprising to me. An HD remake is the only game that is selling this console right now. I'm skipping out on the Wii U this generation. The only game I want is the smash bros, but I have a 3ds for that.
I am going to buy this bundle as soon as I can. Have been waiting to play since GI (Dan) showed it off on an episode of Test Chamber.
I wanted to buy it but First I needed to play Wii :) After I play most of the game for my Wii I will move on to the Wii U :) It does looks amazing :D