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Wii U UK sales spike 685% on Zelda launch

Wii U UK sales rose by more than 685 per cent last week, Nintendo has told MCV.

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aviator1891472d ago

Awesome. :D
Even after all these years, windwaker is a superb playthrough. Heck, I just play through it again and again just to enjoy the sights and sailing.

Yep1471d ago

Great news for Wii U. At the very least, this highlights Nintendo's main problem which was the lack of steady software releases. If they can keep releasing must-have games, they're system should become profitable.

Beastforlifenoob1470d ago

November.
Thats the word of the day because you know what when the PS40ne come out WII U will be a forgotten joke that everyone says pffft youve got a wii u were all on ps4/one, your frineds will all have a true next gen console with new games

You will be playing 10 year old remakes, 2.5D stupid kiddy platforms, milkedario(mario) and all of this on a pile of dogshit outdated hardware.

3-4-51471d ago

It's worth it for the music and visuals a lone.

Benjaminkno1471d ago

Call me crazy, but this is my least favorite Zelda game. That's not to say that WW didn't have some of the best moments in the series. I just wasn't crazy about all the pointless rupees that couldn't be spent. Maybe I missed something, but I wasn't digging all the sailing.
By the time I got to the triforce shards.... I wasn't enjoying it anymore.

I'm interested in playing this one, when I can find a copy for 30 bucks or so.

There's plenty of other great games to play right now.

MasterCornholio1471d ago

Call me crazy but my favourite Zelda was Links Awakening for the gameboy and my least favorite was Wind Waker.

Nexus 7 2013

Chrischi19881471d ago (Edited 1471d ago )

Yeah I can hear you.

Wind Waker wasnt exactly my favorite neither. But I disliked Majoras Mask more. But the remake and the better sailing really made the game better then before. It gave me a reason to replay the game and I was really stunned by, what I forgot about, so the game actually felt new, with only a few things I could remember well.

Edit: Funny how people disagree, this is my opinion and you cannot disagree about what my opinion is.

Benjaminkno1470d ago

Of course you can... that's why they call it an opinion

Concertoine1470d ago

"Funny how people disagree, this is my opinion and you cannot disagree about what my opinion is."
so what, we have to accept your opinion as fact? lol. the entire basis of a thumb up, thumb down or agree and disagree system is to reflect how a community feels about a perspective. get over it.

kwandar1471d ago

Not having played any of the Zelda games (other than a little bit of Twighlight Princes - yawn), I found WW (to my surprise) to be WONDERFUL!!

So .... if this is your least favourite, I have a lot to look forward to!

_QQ_1471d ago

wow if a 10 year old remake did this, i wonder what 3D mario will do.

Beastforlifenoob1470d ago

Nintendo's stocks have fallen 42% since WII U's launch and has only risen mariganly since last week (2%). So yes a 2% change in their company value is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo massive (not) in the same amount that the WII U came out Sony's shares have risen by 77%. Also if you think 2% in a week is alot HP's stock has risen by 8.99% this week (4.5X more than nintendos in a week)

LOL the wii u is still selling less than the VITA and once ps4one release wii u will be sent to a fiery pit of hell and will be in an extremely,extremly dire situation.

Nintendo needs to learn milked franchasies and no softawre and plenty of gimmicks are not the magical combination.

LaserEyeKitty1470d ago

Trollololololololololololololo lololololololololololololololol !

_QQ_1470d ago

And not a single Sony exclusive is in the top 30 best reviewed games of all time LOL.......Sony needs to learn that bad games + interactive movies = garbage LMAO!!!

Yep1470d ago

Meanwhile, in PullFactsOuttaAss World

Benjaminkno1469d ago

Yeah, except Sony isn't devoted to games.

If anything the Playstation brand has hurt Sony's stock. And I can give you some statistics if you're really that interested.

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Chupa-Chupa1471d ago

And now Nintendo can start making more HD remakes. They did a great job with this one. Look fantastic.

PopRocks3591471d ago

Honestly, I only think there should be an HD remake if there is a really good reason for it. For example, Ocarina of Time, Star Fox and Wind Waker were all remade around their ten year anniversaries.

(They were also developed on platforms in desperate need of more content at the time).

Chrischi19881471d ago

And Wind Waker, of all 3D Zeldas, was probably the one, which was played the least, because of the Gamecube sales. So they get a lot of people interested, because most people didnt play it and for them it is like a new Zelda game and offers the magic, a new zelda offers. So in a way, it was a very smart decision, to choose that Zelda game, for an remake, since not too much to do other than making the graphics better and offer a new experience for most people.

ChickeyCantor1470d ago

They could easily remake something like Links awakening purely based on using some awesome art style. I'd buy it 10 times over.

Beastforlifenoob1470d ago

Yeah Rock on
who gives a fucking shit about new games anyways, Nintendo was going to make some ass milked mario or zelda game anyway.

NEW GAMES NEED TO DIE MOFOS LETS ALL PLAY GAMES THAT CAME OUT 10 YEARS AGO. WOHOOOOOOOOOOOO

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