According to the latest issue of MCV, the release of Wind Waker HD in the region sparked a sales jump of 685%. It’s not known exactly how many units that increase is, but that’s huge for a new release, as well as a brand new Wii U SKU.
Nintendo is pleased with the news, as Nintendo UK representative James Honeywell reaffirms that releasing new games in the region provided the jump start the company hoped to see with such a big release for the system. Wind Waker HD debuted at number four on the UK sales charts.
We have long believed that software sells hardware and it’s great to see that reaffirmed this week with an uplift of Wii U hardware sales to coincide with the launch of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD.
If you live in the UK and purchased one of the new Wind Waker HD Wii U bundles, let us know how you’re enjoying it in the comments below!