Wii U: Cheaper 8GB console accounts for just 10% of UK launch sales

32GB Nintendo Land and ZombiU bundles prove more popular

The basic 8GB Wii U pack accounted for just ten per cent of sales during the console's launch weekend in the UK.


The £250 ($300 USD / $350 AUS) basic console comes in white and carries 8GB of storage, of which about 3GB is reserved for the player - barely enough to download launch title Nintendo Land.

The £300 ($350 USD / $430 AUS) Nintendo Land bundle claimed 60 per cent of week one sales in the UK, while the £320 32GB ZombiU pack made up the remaining 30 per cent, according to data from retail monitor Chart-Track.

Both more expensive Wii U models come in black bundled with a game, GamePad charger, GamePad stand, as well as console stand feet. The ZombiU pack also includes a Wii U Pro Controller.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 held off competition from new entry Far Cry 3 to retain the top spot on the UK all formats chart during the week ended December 1.

A number of multiformat titles saw a boost thanks to the release of Wii U editions, but the highest new entries exclusive to Nintendo's console were Nintendo Land at No.11, New Super Mario Bros. U at No.14 and ZombiU at No.17.

CVG's launch Wii U review was published last week.