Premium pack accounts for 60 percent of UK Wii U sales

Shoppers opt for pricier Wii U premium pack over basic in UK; Nintendo Land highest Wii U software chart entry at 11, Far Cry 3 debuts at two.


The 32GB premium Wii U pack accounted for 60 percent of sales following the launch of Nintendo's latest console in the UK last week. A further 30 percent of sales went to the Zombi U Pack, while only 10 percent of shoppers opted for the 8GB basic edition.

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On the software side, the premium pack's bundled Nintendo Land was the highest Wii U entry in the UK chart at number 11. New Super Mario Bros. U entered at 14, while Ubisoft's survival horror game Zombi U only managed to enter at 17.

Ubisoft had more success with its critically acclaimed open-world shooter Far Cry 3, which debuted at number 2, making it the ninth biggest launch of 2012 following last week's Hitman Absolution. Call Of Duty: Black Ops II held onto the number one spot for a third week.

Elsewhere in the chart Hitman Absolution saw a 51 percent drop in sales, falling from two to four. Assassin's Creed III fell one place to number five, while Just Dance 4 had a 48 percent boost in sales, moving up one place to number six.

LEGO The Lord of the Rings fell one place to number seven, Halo 4 dropped three places to number eight, and Skylanders Giants fell from eight to nine. Need For Speed: Most Wanted fell one place to number 10, despite a 28 percent increase in sales.

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