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Sales increase probably due to monster hunter and lego city plus a cut in price, eat that badgenome ;) http://mynintendonews.com/2013/03/28/wii-u-uk-sales-rose-almost-125-percent-last-week/

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And If it's monster hunter that's increased sales imagine what will happen when Nintendo's first party games start dropping

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About time we got some non-doom-and-gloom news about Wii U.

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True, but the issue still remains that 125%, while an increase, isn't a brilliant increase - world figures put the Wii U at <60k units. Retailers want to see a larger increase:

http://metro.co.uk/2013/03/21/wii-u-price-cut-fails-in-uk-but-nintendo-promises-answers-3554030/


"But this appears to have had little effect, with the purchasing director of ShopTo telling MCV that, ‘We have taken the decision to reduce the price of the Basic Wii U to test the market and assess the impact of a price change for a short period of time. This has resulted in a smaller than desired increase in sales at this stage.’"



It looks like HMV slashed 140 off of the price of the console so it would be insane for it not to improve that much given the massive price-cut!!


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Squall_Leonhart said:
It looks like HMV slashed £140 off of the price of the console so it would be insane for it not to improve that much given the massive price-cut!!


It "slashed" about £50 off actually.

Hardware prices in the UK aren't as fixed as the US, you will never pay RRP in the UK unless you're a sucker and just buy at the first shop that has one, which would be any electrical store.

I got my Wii-U Premium for £200 about a month ago and not from HMV.

Zaavi was doing the Premium for £225 for a few weeks.

It's ALWAYS available at £250 (Premium), 8GB is available for £189 in a similar fashion, that is the real accepted price if you can't wait for a deal to get it for less.

The HMV sale is a one off because HMV are in the shit and will try anything to spark some interest in it's stores. Admittedly it did come with Zombie-U as well for £200 which is a massive price cut, but Zombie-U can be purchased for £23 so it's not quite the £140 you mention.



125% increase compared to the previous week with bomba prices AND new games is not good news tbh.. :/

How much did it sell last week in the UK? 1-3k?



Retailers said the price drops weren't really helping, so this is a software propelled boost. And if Monster Hunter can cause that kind of boost, imagine what an actual big name Nintendo franchise can do.

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Lol these Nintendo haters make me laugh, they must wake up in the morning and the first thought that comes into there head is Nintendo and how much they hate them, must be the inferiority complex of the hd twin gamers.

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curl-6 said:
Retailers said the price drops weren't really helping, so this is a software propelled boost. And if Monster Hunter can cause that kind of boost, imagine what an actual big name Nintendo franchise can do.

No, this is more like a temporary boost in sales. There was a big sale on for the Wii U at HMV (a retailer in liquidation) last week. They reduced the price significantly for the Premium Bundle and Zombie U, slashing off £140 off the price. I'm guessing a lot of the sales were from this.