How did the Wii U do?

Nintendo must be feel a little disappointed that there are no Wii U games in the UK top ten chart this week, especially after telling Eurogamer that they “definitely” expected there to be. They even hoped that there would be one or two in the top five.

The three big name Wii U games aren’t that far off from the top ten though. Nintendo Land arrives at #11, New Super Mario Bros. U at #14 and ZombiU at #17.

Why haven’t they done better? Chances are because both Nintendo Land and ZombiU can be purchased bundled with the console: 60 per cent of all Wii U sales were of the Premium pack while 30 per cent went for the ZombiU bundle. Only 10 per cent bought the cheaper Wii U Basic bundle.

If we check the individual format top 40 chart, we see not one of the multi-format Wii U games present. It’s not exactly the glowing start that we were expecting the console to get off to.

Away from the Wii U, the UK top ten is largely unchanged from last week, aside from Far Cry 3 entering at #2. It has become the 9th biggest launch of this year, just behind Hitman Absolution.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II holds onto #1.

Apart from Just Dance Disney Party at #35 there are no other new entries in the top 40. Zone of the Enders HD Collection appears at a lowly #40 in the Xbox 360 chart but is nowhere to be found in the PlayStation 3 chart.

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