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Wii U: premium console made up 60% of UK launch sales

Wii U launched across the UK on Friday 30th of November, and while its software has yet to make an impact on the UK top 40 charts, the premium bundle has reportedly sold well, accounting for 60% of Nintendo's launch sales.

MCV reports that GfK Chart-Track has named the 32GB black premium Wii U as most popular SKU among launch buyers, at 60% of total sales.

It is followed by the ZombiU bundle - including a 32GB premium console and a copy of Ubisoft's horror title - which accounted for 30% of sales, while Nintendo's 8GB Basic pack garnered just 10%, which is understandable given its small hard drive space, which is reduced to just 3GB after the console's day-one patch is installed.

Chart track championed Nintendo's 24-strong software line-up, which featured FIFA 13, New Super Mario Bros. U, Nintendo Land, ZombiU, Batman Arkham City: Armoured Edition and more, stating that the roster was bigger "Than any other home console ever launched in the UK."

Did you pick up a Wii U last week? What do you make of it? Let us know below.

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