Here’s The Top 20 Games Purchased On Wii U eShop

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Nintendo of America has revealed precisely which games players are purchasing on the North American Wii U eShop. Unsurprisingly New Super Mario Bros U and ZombiU are the two best-sellers, despite costing more to purchase digitally than at retail. Without further ado, here’s the top twenty games on the Wii U eShop.

  1. New Super Mario Bros U
  2. ZombiU
  3. Trine 2: Director’s Cut
  4. Nano Assault Neo
  5. Sonic & All-Sars Racing Transformed
  6. Scribblenauts Unlimited
  7. Assassin’s Creed III
  8. Little Inferno
  9. Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition
  10. Nintendo Land
  11. Darksiders II
  12. Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge
  13. Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper
  14. Madden NFL 13
  15. Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
  16. Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition
  17. Chasing Aurora
  18. Just Dance 4
  19. Rabbids Land
  20. EA Sports FIFA Soccer 13

43 thoughts on “Here’s The Top 20 Games Purchased On Wii U eShop”

  1. Good for them. For now, I’ll buy physical copies of the games as much as possible, until there’s no more retail version of them.

    Heck, I’ll hate when digital distribution becomes the only option. :(

    1. There are some amazing digital games out there but as long as there is a physical version of the same game, I’m more than likely to get that one – unless the digital one is given to me for free or something.

      I unfortunately will not be supporting Nintendo Network purchases and downloads until they get stuff right about consoles and account transfers. I went through too much of a hassle and heartache with my Wii and 3DS. Hundreds of dollars spent on downloads, never to be recovered.

      For now, I’m enjoying my physical Wii U games. :]

      1. The only digital games I buy are Steam games made by Valve that doesn’t have a retail version in my country (love Portal 2 <3), or Indy games, such as Minecraft and etc.

        But I will always support the retail version. Nothing beats the smell of a new game when you buy one, and opening the manual and instructions, admiring the artwork of it. Then you can put them in a nice place in your house to display your collection.

        But just in case, always make a digital backup of them and store in an online database. ;p

    1. No my deluxe set game with the physical copy of Nintendoland. So these people paid $60 for digital copy of Nintendoland? I’m surprised by that. I hadn’t noticed the Wii U eshop yet, is there decent cheaper games
      On there?

      1. I can’t deny your comment since you’ve made a great point. Whenever I come up with some savings, I’ll be purchasing an external hard drive (500GB to 2TB). But from now on, I’ll be purchasing the physical copies unless if they’re sold out.

    1. Hecks to the no.

      Trine 2: Director’s Cut is far better than Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition, and that’s no opinion either. It’s a fact.

      I wholeheartedly agree with these rankings as they are also represented by the number of people in the Miiverse community. Perhaps this means that people are downloading more games from the Nintendo eShop than usual because of the incentive they get?

      It sure does seem like it. :)

      1. I downloaded nsmbu today as I didn’t want to leave the wii u downloading the update god forbid if I came back to a bricked system lol

        Add me as a friend folks kjebb12

    2. I truly love the BGM in both the original 3DS and Wii U versions of MSF. When next week comes, there’s a possibility that MSF: HD Edition to be in the top 3 games along witn New SMB U and Trine 2: Director’s Cut.

      1. Nah, ZombiU will claim the same position for a few more weeks until Rayman Legends and Pikmin 3 come out eventually. Trine 2 may be trumped by MHSF!HDE and Nintendo Land soon though.

  2. I know this is slightly off-topic, but did anyone go on the Nintendo eShop and notice the dramatically WRONG ratings games were given on Thanksgiving week?

    ZombiU was rated as a Casual game (94%) for Everyone (87%) vs. Intense (6%) and only for Gamers (13%). .-,

      1. That’s what I said when I saw the numbers! XD

        Still, it takes a pretty big screw up on Nintendo’s part for them to mess up the rating system and call Nintendo Land an Intense (79%), Gamer-only (85%) experience. Those are real numbers by the way. People were clearly posting the opposite labels, but something just went horribly wrong for Nintendo to make the opposite results appear on each game. o.o

    1. lol!!! Well I know first hand that ZombiU is NOT for casual gamers…and is NOT for everyone. SO the ratings are completely botched if you ask me…

  3. Regardless of the console, Support Indie games, they are our Future Tripple A developers.

    That beign said, As soon as i get a WiiU, Chaising Aurora is mine >:] that game looks amazing.

    1. Agree with supporting Indie devs but I hope you are wrong about them becoming triple A developers. Keep them Indie! Greenlight for the win!

  4. “despite costing more to purchase digitally than at retail” this is false. In America, the eShop price is the same as the retail price. Please don’t spread lies~

    1. Mr. Anonymous you are TOTALLY correct! Maybe UK’s online versions are more expensive??? Maybe he mixed the facts up???

  5. I see there’s a bunch of total IDIOTS out there again. Sometimes I feel like just retiring from being a gamer and finding a new hobby.

  6. MrRetroJunkie – How does one “retire” from being a gamer? You mean retire from coming to message boards and acting like a know-it-all? You can still play video games and do that… And the funny thing is, I agree with what you said. But you acted like it’s your job to come here and school the “idiots”. Psssh. Get a life.

    1. @Anonymous
      I just get sick of feeling like there’s no gamers out there in this world that I can truly relate to. And it makes me feel like not caring about games anymore because of it, because it just boils my blood to see things going the way they are in the industry. I despise digital downloads with a PASSION! And before you start telling me “don’t download them then, simple as that”, there’s a REASON I hate them. Three actually.
      1. Because I’m afraid that this is leading to the entire game industry being nothing BUT digital downloads some day. Which would single-handedly end my gaming hobby forever. I’m a collector, and digital downloads is like not really even owning the game.
      2. Nintendo is now SCREWING their bundle sets (such as the 3DS Mario Kart 7 bundle that was recently announced) by having the game pre-installed on the system instead of packing the actual physical game and case in the box. I’ll never care about bundle sets again if this becomes a standard.
      3. I get SUPER annoyed when a game that I’m actually interested in is a stupid WiiWare exclusive (or whatever the DS and 3DS digital games is called). Like Mega Man 9 and 10. RETARDED! They should have been retail games.

      See, THIS is why I get angry every time I read anything about people downloading games and causing digital downloads to become more and more popular. I wouldn’t mind so much if I truly thought that all games would ALWAYS and FOREVER have digital AND retail copies.

  7. Glad to see Little Inferno is in the top 10! I was hoping the game would sell well, because I want to see Tomorrow Incorporation go far as an independent developer.

    1. Since a third of Tomorrow Incorporated gets presumably 50% of World of Goo sales I think they are doing OK. I do agree it is a great game and everyone who has a little pyro in them should play it!

  8. I downloaded NSMBU online….guilty as charged!! I also have Sonic Racing, ZombU, and Nintendoland(OBVIOUSLY!). My favorite game out of all 4 that I have is definitely Nintendoland. That game is SOOOOO good. I love it, can’t get enough of it!

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