Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Significantly Boosts Wii U Sales In Europe

by Kyle Hilliard on Oct 12, 2013 at 02:01 PM

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 Take
I'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.