Yesterday saw the latest batch of UK chart data roll in, revealing that New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe's launch on Nintendo Switch saw sales that were 24.8% higher than the original release on Wii U. As it happens, a chart tracking error means that this information was incorrect; instead, the results are even more impressive.
The new information, provided by UKIE, has revealed that the Switch Deluxe edition's sales were 56% higher than what New Super Mario Bros. U achieved on Wii U back in 2012. As ever with UK chart data, these statistics only take into account physical sales; were digital sales included too, we expect this gap might be even larger.
While the number certainly seems impressive, and goes a long way to highlight how much demand there truly is for Wii U rereleases, it's worth noting that New Super Mario Bros. U arrived on Wii U as a launch title. Naturally, this means that the Wii U's install base was much smaller than that of the Switch at present, giving Switch a better chance of acquiring high software sales.
We've updated our chart information for last week to account for these changes (the updated data also shows that Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition debuted in the top ten). If you're interested, you can view this updated chart info here.
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