The Wii U has continued to mount some impressive momentum in sales following the release of . Why? Because it took the world a while but eventually people started to realize that Nintendo’s little Wii U that could isn’t all that bad.
Nintendo Everything is reporting that the Media Create figures for the week ending on June 22nd have come in, and the Wii U is still riding on the sales momentum that got kickstarted into effect once Mario rolled up his sleeves and put a V10’s worth of kick-butt into 150cc go-kart for eighth time.
According to the report, the Wii U managed to move 10,715 SKUs in Japan last week, coming in third place behind a very-much revitalized PlayStation Vita and the once-and-future king, the Nintendo 3DS.
Behind the Wii U? Well, none other than Sony’s PlayStation 4. While the hot-stock start in Japan kicked off an impressive launch back in February, it hasn’t ticked so well for the PS4 since May, as the Wii U quickly caught back up, gained some ground and maintained it. All of that is to say that the PS4 has only shifted 7,009 SKUs in the previous week, down from the 8,395 units it moved the week before that.
The Wii U is still maintaining a strong lead in Japan, with more than 1.7 million units sold through to customers, while the PS4 has yet to breach the 700,000 mark, as noted in VGChartz’ analysis.
Right now, the PS4’s strong suit is Europe and America, where-as the Wii U is trying to maintain a balancing act between the U.S., and Japan.
During the software famine of the summer, the real question becomes this: will the Wii U and PS4 at least be able to keep selling even with very little software to keep pushing sales through June and July? The Wii U won’t get its next wave of noteworthy titles until September, and the PS4 won’t get many of its hard-hitters until October.