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Wii U Sales Gets Impressive Boost Thanks to Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

Nintendo’s Wii U console sees to better days with a helpful boost of 685 percent in sales following the release of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD.

The game debuted at number 4 in the Chart-Track All-Formats Charts last week, just behind Grand Theft Auto V, FIFA 14 and F1 2013. This is terrific news for Nintendo who has been watching its Wii U console be a victim of suffering sales for the better part of the year.

Speaking 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.

According to Nintendo, the lack of interest in the community was primarily because of the absence of major software; something which the software power-house intends to correct. Their campaign to bring life back to the Wii U began this month with a reduction in price for the console and also with the arrival of a new Zelda hardware bundle.

A Lego City Undercover hardware bundle is due to launch later this month. Nintendo has also announced plans to release three new Wii U bundles in the UK in November. The first will pack in New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U, the second Wii Party U and Nintendo Land, and the third Just Dance 2014 and Nintendo Land.