Wind Wake HD physical sales 152K in NA....

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#1 Posted by dobzilian (2490 posts) -

http://wiiudaily.com/2013/10/wind-waker-hd-sales/

Game sales stats website VGChartz is reporting that Wind Waker HD has sold over 152,000 copies in North America during its first week of sales. Keep in mind that this does not include digital copies sold on the Nintendo eShop, which is said to be doing well. The biggest news from this is that North America saw a sales boost of Wii U units to 35,000. That’s a jump of 31% for Wii U sales.

Nintendo had a huge marketing campaign for Wind Waker HD and the Wind Waker HD bundle. Many people were excited to get the GameStop bundle with the included Ganondorf figurine. This is great news for Nintendo in North America and hopefully we’ll continue to see these sales trends with major releases like Super Mario 3D World.

Discuss...

#2 Posted by soulitane (13429 posts) -

It took them like 6 months to make this right? If so, then it's doing pretty well and they should make some money off of it.

#3 Edited by dobzilian (2490 posts) -

@soulitane: Yeah 6 Months when really high on Mowiewuana.

(In before LOL@VgChaRtZ)

#4 Edited by Sweenix (5397 posts) -

lol vgchartz

#5 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

Hopefully the sales keep getting better.

#6 Edited by dobzilian (2490 posts) -

@Sweenix said:

lol vgchartz

LOL Sweenix getting ITS post count up.

#7 Posted by timbers_WSU (5753 posts) -

A 35,000 sales boost. And that supposed to be impressive?

#8 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

A 35,000 sales boost. And that supposed to be impressive?

No one said anything about it being impressive.

#9 Posted by Netret0120 (2028 posts) -

It is rather sad that Nintendo is relying on a remake to boost sales. 35k?

I fear for the Wii U. I hope sales improve soon but with PS4/X1 coming out, it will be a tough holiday for Nintendo.

#10 Posted by KBFloYd (13142 posts) -

It is rather sad that Nintendo is relying on a remake to boost sales. 35k?

I fear for the Wii U. I hope sales improve soon but with PS4/X1 coming out, it will be a tough holiday for Nintendo.

but ps4 and x1 have no games?

360/ps3 will do better this holiday i think.

#11 Posted by aroxx_ab (9263 posts) -

A 35,000 sales boost. And that supposed to be impressive?

It is for WiiU in lemmingsland :D

#12 Edited by KBFloYd (13142 posts) -

@Netret0120 said:

It is rather sad that Nintendo is relying on a remake to boost sales. 35k?

I fear for the Wii U. I hope sales improve soon but with PS4/X1 coming out, it will be a tough holiday for Nintendo.

thats only in north america...thats more than the ps3 or 3ds sells in NA ;)

#13 Edited by dobzilian (2490 posts) -

@timbers_WSU: Who said anything about impressive? I posted information for you Guys and Girls to debate.

#14 Posted by DocSanchez (1562 posts) -

@Michael0134567: "This is great news for Nintendo".

Yes they did say that.

#15 Posted by AznbkdX (3120 posts) -
#16 Edited by LegatoSkyheart (24875 posts) -

Didn't Windwaker on Gamecube do better?

#17 Posted by Sweenix (5397 posts) -

@Sweenix said:

lol vgchartz

LOL Sweenix getting ITS post count up.

You caught me. :D

#18 Posted by lundy86_4 (42979 posts) -
#19 Edited by Shottayouth13- (6753 posts) -

Didn't Windwaker on Gamecube do better?

When has a remake ever outsold the original?

#20 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -
#21 Posted by lundy86_4 (42979 posts) -
#22 Posted by Ghost120x (3738 posts) -

Things are looking up for the wii u. Mario should do well next month.

#23 Posted by foxhound_fox (87626 posts) -

152K just in North America is really impressive and a good sign of what's to come when the megatons of Mario Kart and Smash Bros hit next year. It'll only be up from here. People know what they want and are speaking through their wallets.

#24 Edited by DrRockso87 (2511 posts) -

Good, good. Now do Twilight Princess HD!

#25 Posted by zeroyaoi (1914 posts) -

My copy is still wrapped(along with pokemon x). Currently trying to beat all the zelda games.

I'm on Adventure of Link right now. :p

#26 Posted by Zassimick (6336 posts) -

Pretty good sales, though I thought it would have about double that. But I know nothing of sales and I care nothing for them. :P

Terrific game. So incredibly charming and Hero Mode definitely makes it feel like a different game than the original.

#27 Posted by 93BlackHawk93 (5291 posts) -

Good. SM3DW will sell even better.

#28 Posted by KungfuKitten (20844 posts) -

@Zassimick: Hero mode feels like the way the game should have been all along. Suddenly the potions and fairies make sense.

#29 Posted by trugs26 (5292 posts) -

I'd be interested in the console bundle sales + digital downloads too.

#30 Posted by DocSanchez (1562 posts) -

@AznbkdX: It implies impressive. Otherwise it wouldn't be great news. It's not great news for Nintendo if the sales are unimpressive.

#31 Edited by Lucianu (9349 posts) -

@AznbkdX: It implies impressive. Otherwise it wouldn't be great news. It's not great news for Nintendo if the sales are unimpressive.

It is impressive for an exclusive (since past generation sales aren't counted for) on a console that has less than 5% of the total sales of the 360.

#32 Posted by DocSanchez (1562 posts) -

@Lucianu: So its impressive if you take into account the fact that the wii u is the opposite of impressive?

#33 Posted by Lucianu (9349 posts) -

@Lucianu: So its impressive if you take into account the fact that the wii u is the opposite of impressive?

Whatever floats your boat, man, i'm just saying that those are some impressive sales for a system with a minuscule install base that's been overall crucified by gamers. That is all.

#34 Posted by Heil68 (43435 posts) -

I think I'm just going to rent it.

#35 Edited by Sushiglutton (5225 posts) -

Would have insta-bought if released on PC. On Wii-U, no chance.

#36 Posted by Basinboy (11049 posts) -

I expect digital sales were at least 2x - 3x higher (it had a two week head start for crying out loud)

And for a Wii U game, that's actually not terrible. Not good for a Zelda game, though.

Anybody think they may do a Zelda compilation bundle at some point in the future (ala MGS collection)?

#37 Edited by dobzilian (2490 posts) -

http://wiiudaily.com/2013/10/wind-waker-hd-sales-55k/

We’ve had unconfirmed reports of the Wii U hitting a nice sales increase since the launch of the Wind Waker HD bundle, but private investment firm Wedbush lends a bit more credibility to that with a report that the console has sold 55k units or so since September. That’s a 79% increase month over month for Wii U sales, but it’s still fallen short of what Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 pull in during the same period.

It should be noted however that the Wii U is on a definite rise and the Wind Waker HD bundle has done a great job in both North America and the United Kingdom in getting people to purchase a Wii U.

#38 Edited by PannicAtack (21013 posts) -
#39 Posted by SaltyMeatballs (25150 posts) -

Tiny install base, HD port of old game which had timeless graphics anyway, $50.

Yep.

#40 Posted by dobzilian (2490 posts) -

Tiny install base, HD port of old game which had timeless graphics anyway, $50.

Yep.

Wut?! I'm confused lol.

#41 Edited by VendettaRed07 (13998 posts) -

lt was out for two full weeks online as well. A large portion of people probably didn't wait.

also, does this count the bundle? A lot of people probably also just bought the WiiU Zelda bundle outright.

Game will sell over a million in its lifetime anyway. Nintendo games always have long legs. So good start.

#42 Posted by Timstuff (26823 posts) -

@zeroyaoi said:

My copy is still wrapped(along with pokemon x). Currently trying to beat all the zelda games.

I'm on Adventure of Link right now. :p

Adventure of Link is freaking hard. It's a great game and probably the most underrated game in the series, but damn if it didn't make me throw my controller on multiple occasions...

#43 Edited by nini200 (9587 posts) -

Good, good. Now do Twilight Princess HD!

This I would prefer over Wind Waker HD, still, I'd rather they do a Twilight Princess rather than a remake.

#44 Edited by AznbkdX (3120 posts) -

@DocSanchez: It's great news that it sold systems and games at a higher rate than normal, but is in no ways impressive amounts of sales overall.

Eh overall it doesn't truly matter. It didn't really do much for the WiiU, but at least its good that it sold in a rather bleak climate.

#45 Posted by stuff238 (615 posts) -

@LegatoSkyheart said:

Didn't Windwaker on Gamecube do better?

When has a remake ever outsold the original?

Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, Zelda etc to name a few. They get remade every 5 years and have outsold previous entries.

#46 Edited by MonsieurX (29487 posts) -

@stuff238 said:

@Shottayouth13- said:

@LegatoSkyheart said:

Didn't Windwaker on Gamecube do better?

When has a remake ever outsold the original?

Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, Zelda etc to name a few. They get remade every 5 years and have outsold previous entries.

So,only Nintendo games,right?

#47 Posted by Capitan_Kid (6528 posts) -

152K just in North America is really impressive and a good sign of what's to come when the megatons of Mario Kart and Smash Bros hit next year. It'll only be up from here. People know what they want and are speaking through their wallets.

Lol wut? Theres nothing impressive about 152k for a ZELDA game. Remake or not.

#48 Posted by Shottayouth13- (6753 posts) -

@stuff238 said:

@Shottayouth13- said:

@LegatoSkyheart said:

Didn't Windwaker on Gamecube do better?

When has a remake ever outsold the original?

Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, Zelda etc to name a few. They get remade every 5 years and have outsold previous entries.

1/10 wasn't funny.

#49 Posted by dobzilian (2490 posts) -

Tiny install base, HD port of old game which had timeless graphics anyway, $50.

Yep.

$72 in US Dollars.

£45 here in UK.