It's not huge though is it?? It puts its on par with PS360, and that's if the VGC figures were spot on anyway, from data we've had in the past we've seen WiiU has been overtrakced in the UK.
I took a random week (24th august 2013) to see how much ps360 were averaging there (because at the moment, their numbers are being boosted by gtaV), and the ps3 was at 5800 and 360 at 7500, so yes, it is indeed a great boost. It puts it above the average of the 2 best selling consoles there. I can't see how this is not impressive, it is the equivalent of if the pricecut/windwaker bundle boosted US sales from 9k to 50k.
2 consoles that have been out for 8 years and sales that are dwindling, they should not hold as a comparison for what good WiiU sales are.
These seem great because of how bad WiiU was doing before, but if you put them into context, they're not!
When PS3 got its first big game or price cut it got a huge frigging boost. When 360 slim released, 5 years after the 360 launched I might add, sales topped 100,000 for the week. These are huge boosts. I don't see how 5 - 9k is fantastic news.
6 to 7 years old consoles that have a massive library of games that europeans seem to like (for them Nintendo games are onyl for kids, they are still inmature among the gaming community). Their price is bellow the Wii U, similar to what the both next gen consoles are going to experience, for the solely reason that the graphics looks simliar to the eyes of common people. Launch will be great for both, no doubt.
Nobody is saying Wii U is saved, Nintendo fans are only pointing the fact that this can be the turn around for the system. Other two consoles are selling the best, you can have that we Nintendo fans don't care about that. We just want Nintendo to sueceed for us to play their games for as long as we can. We just wnat Nintendo to be profitable so they can get better with each console and game.