Wii U Sales Up By 1500% in Japan, More Than PS3 and Xbox 360 Combined

Finally, something for Nintendo to cheer about in regards to Wii U. we have been hearing about the below par performance of the console since last year I guess it was about time the poor thing got something good in its name.

Wii Party U, a recently released minigame bundle has fueled up the sales of Wii U by 1500%.

The sales data from last week suggests that the console still has potential; a total of 38,802 units were sold last week in Japan alone, compare that to the previous week’s 2,598 units, and you will understand what I mean.

The week before this one, Wii U had performed better than Xbox 360 and Wii alone – Xbox 360 of course doesn’t have a market in Japan.

On the other hand, this week it has outdone Xbox 360, Wii, PSP, PlayStation3, PlayStation Vita and even 3DS; the only console that performed better than Wii U was 3DS XL with 58,627 units.

According to Destrucoid, opening week of Wii Party U has sold 37,371 units making it to the number 6 spot on the software charts of Japan.


Wii Party U has been available in Japanese market since October 21, in US and EU since October 25, and comes bundled with Wii Remote Plus.

Source: 4Gamer Via Gametsu

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