The Wii U has seen its best week of sales since the week of Christmas last year. Last week, the Wii U moved 187,000+ units of hardware with over a million units of Mario Kart 8. While neither number took over the #1 spot, Mario Kart 8 wasn’t the only high profile release last week, as Watch Dogs also came out in the same week. This helped with the PlayStation 4 showing a 64% increase in sales week on week, which helped it edge out the Wii U – which saw an impressive 486% increase in sales. Mario Kart 8 grabbed the #2 spot in software sales, falling behind the PlayStation 4 version of Watch Dogs.

Platform   N. America   Europe   Japan   Global
PS4 99,166 76,845 6,589 201,630
WiiU 86,003 65,991 19,098 187,028
3DS 21,025 26,574 24,002 78,397
XOne 35,208 12,270 N/A 52,180
PS3 8,643 16,007 6,954 39,869
PSV 2,404 7,001 13,136 27,487
X360 15,730 8,610 181 26,078
PSP 701 5,782 1,342 11,003
Wii 3,605 3,250 109 7,681
1 PS4 Watch Dogs 1,856,387
2 WiiU Mario Kart 8 1,122,658
3 XOne  Watch Dogs 898,780
4 X360 Watch Dogs 457,620
5 PS3 Watch Dogs 427,117
6 PS3 Minecraft 144,265
7 PC Watch Dogs 109,037
8 PS4 Wolfenstein: The New Order 91,068
9 PS3 Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: Missing Link    81,675
10  X360 Minecraft 60,499

Overall, it was a really strong week of sales for the video game industry. What do you think?

Source: VGChartz

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Nathanial Rumphol-Janc
I am the current Editor-in-Chief of Zelda Informer and have been running the show here since July 16th, 2008. I've actually been running Zelda Fan sites since 1998, so I've been in this "industry" for roughly 16 years. I'm 28 years old and have two kids, one biological, the other more of a step daughter (not legally yet, but practically). I live with my girlfriend and our two kids (Aiden, age 1 and half, Melody age 3 and half). I'm attending college to create video games web applications, and I naturally love Nintendo (I run a Zeld a website after all!). For those curious, I currently own a Wii U, Xbox One, 3DS, PlayStation 3, and a gaming PC (and a gaming capable laptop too!). I do plan to eventually get a PlayStation 4, likely when more comes out I am interested in playing on the system. I do play the Wii U more than any other system I own.


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