The Hut: Wii U has achieved “a respectable install base” in UK


Despite PlayStation 4’s runaway success and Xbox One’s competitive recovery, Wii U has still been able to build “a respectable install base” within the UK.

That’s according to The Hut Group’s Mike Fethers, who shared praise for what lies awaits Wii U in the year ahead. Bookended by Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and The Legend of Zelda, 2015 will also herald the arrival of Splatoon, Mario Maker, Xenoblade Chronicles X, and more exclusives.

“Nintendo now has a respectable install base in the UK for Wii U, with 2015 starting with Captain Toad and leading into Zelda, it’s a good news story,” Fethers remarked to MCV. “Also, with amiibo being a huge success, it’ll be great to see more titles take advantage of that.”

Nintendo UK themselves have noticed that consumer attitudes toward Wii U are becoming increasingly positive, driven by the quality software that the company is steadily releasing – Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Mario Kart 8, Bayonetta 2 and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U in the past year alone.

He continued, “Microsoft stepped up in the tail end of 2014 and customer feedback has been good. With the return of strong IPs like Crackdown, it’s going to be difficult for the everyday customer to pick their format if they haven’t already.”

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