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Wind Waker HD helps Wii U sales surge 685 percent

The release of Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD has seen Wii U sales jump a whopping 685% during its launch week.

In a statement send to MCV, Nintendo's James Honeywell said, "We have long believed that software sells hardware and it’s great to see that reaffirmed this week with an uplift of Wii U hardware sales to coincide with the launch of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD."

We aren't sure how this percentage equates to figures within the UK, however we expect that Nintendo is smiling.

Edited On 11 Oct, 2013

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Dead 3 years ago
Good news, Mario 3D World should do it again next month, expecting Sonic to give a smaller boost next week too.
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Mangaman1 3 years ago
So 685 now sold then? ...just a joke.ive had zombie u bundle since launch.great console that needs games.i only brought it for Nintendo games so hope a few more games now get onto platform.mario 3d world looks fun and is day one purchase.
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superniceguy 3 years ago
In the Friday Chat topic I posted if Wind Waker HD was worth the £40 purchase, if already got the GC version. No one responded to that, so unless everyone missed my query, then I take that Wind Waker HD is not worth the purchase if you already have the GC version. In Retro Gamer magazine, it says the Tingle Tuner is absent from the Wii U version, but the visuals and sounds are improved, plus the Wii U gamepad makes it easier to switch between items and maps, and to change weapons. Also sailing has been sped up and a challenging Hero Mode is available from the get go. If I have a spare £40 I may get it, but rather get the Xbox ONE, which has more games I want than the PS4 and Wii U is offering put together. It is a shame that they did not do new Zelda game, I bet the sales would have increased by more than 4000% if they had. Majoras Mask probably would have boosted sales by over 1000%. They only did Wind Waker because the Cel-shaded graphics made an easy HD conversion, whereas majoras mask would have required more work and still may have looked dated.

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