Wii U Sales Rose 685 Percent, Says Nintendo

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By Justin Sarachik, Christian Post Reporter
October 11, 2013|2:36 pm

Wii U sales rose 685 percent in the U.K. last week, according to new reports.

The numbers were confirmed by a Nintendo representative, reported MCV.

The high Wii U sales are due in part to The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD launch on Oct. 4. It is currently number four on the video game sales charts in the U.K.

Nintendo is expected to give an update on the console's sales on Oct. 30, and currently have sold 3.61 million units.

The Wii U has had a great turn around in the last month with a host of great games and exclusives on the way.

Nintendo of America's Scott Moffitt recently told Forbes he was confident third party developers would flood the console in 2014.

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"We don't see this as an either-or proposition. Nintendo is in the unique position of being both a hardware manufacturer as well as a software producer. We want Wii U to be the console that every developer wants to publish on," Moffitt said.

"A key way to make that happen is to grow the installed base of Wii U owners, and we know that current Wii U owners are very happy with their purchases," he continued. "Our great lineup in the second half of the year will create more buyers, and beyond that third-party support is important to attract as diverse an audience as possible."

Wii U Daily pointed out that so far the console only has two third party companies creating games for their platform: Ubisoft and Warner Bros Interactive. Activision only has Call of Duty: Ghosts on the console, while Electronic Arts left completely.

Highly anticipated games Zelda Wii U, Super Smash Bros 4, Super Mario 3D World, and Luigi U could help draft more developers, but that remains to be seen.

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