Mario Kart 8 Drives Wii U Sales In The UK, Claims Second Place Behind Watch Dogs

Hardware sales up 666 percent

To the surprise of pretty much nobody, Ubisoft's Watch Dogs has claimed the top spot in the UK multiformat chart — but Mario Kart 8 has sped into second place, causing a massive spike in Wii U console sales.

According to Chart Track, the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Watch Dogs claimed the top two spots, with Mario Kart 8 effectively coming in second and pulling ahead of the 360 and PS3 editions of Ubisoft's open-world hacking adventure — the Wii U version of which has been delayed.

Eurogamer is reporting that Wii U hardware sales have grown a staggering 666 percent during the Mario Kart 8's launch week (something that will no doubt please Iron Maiden Fans), with 82 percent of those sales being the Mario Kart 8 hardware bundle.

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