Wii U Sales Rise as Price Cut and Exclusive Games Drive Console

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By Justin Sarachik, Christian Post Reporter
September 23, 2013|2:51 pm

Wii U sales rose slightly his month as Nintendo managed to sell 32,000 units in the UK alone.

Last month the Wii U sold 30,000 and 24,000 before that according to Wii U Daily. However, although the numbers have gone up, its predecessor, the Wii, is still outselling it. In fact, the Wii outsells the Wii U in games 3 to 1.

In the UK the Xbox 360 has sold 5 million this year and PS3 sold 4 million. The Wii U is at a measly 242,000.

Nintendo recently released a trailer showcasing the Wii U's exclusive games coming to the console in the next coming months. These titles are sure to give the console the bump it needs.

The trailer showed clips from The Legend of Zelda: The Windwaker HD, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Super Mario 3D World, Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart 8, and the already released New Super Mario Bros. U and Pikmin 3.

"As soon as we get the consumer to buy one piece of software, then that entire transaction becomes profit positive," said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America president.

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The 32 GB Wii U is now $299 after launching at $349 starting Sept. 20. The price drop will also factor into increased sales.

This holiday season the Wii U is anticipating Nintendo staples including: The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, Super Mario 3D World, and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.

Third party games on the way are: Call of Duty: Ghosts, Sonic Lost World, and Assasin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

"Obviously we want to drive Wii U momentum," Reggie Fils-Aime, President of Nintendo of America said of the price drop to Kotaku. "We've been very clear that software is what drives hardware. And we feel very good about the line-up of software for Wii U. Taking the added step to improve the value just reinforces our commitment to make sure that Wii U has a strong holiday this year and is set up to be a strong platform into the future."

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