ASRT UK Sales Buoyed by Wii U Launch

ASRT UK Sales Buoyed by Wii U Launch

by December 3, 2012

Combined Sales Rise, Wii U Version Places 4th on System

Make no mistake; if there’s any hope of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed to be a success, it may rest on the Wii U.

A Friday launch of the new Nintendo system in Europe aided in the game’s rise on the GFK Chart Track multiformat top 40.  For last week, ASR Transformed placed 24th overall, up from 30th the previous week.  That’s a good improvement–especially considering the individual drops to 19th on XBOX 360 and 22nd on Playstation 3–but keep in mind last year’s Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games remains nipping at the heels, placing 27th for the week.  For reference, New Super Mario Bros U placed 14th overall.

That was the #2 title on Wii U, but all things considered, ASR Transformed still did well when only considering Wii U software.  The Chart Track ranks indicate a 4th place finish for the week on Wii U, only bested by Nintendo Land, NSMBU, and ZombiU.

The game should benefit from a full week of sale.  When we have unofficial estimates, we will let you know.