Nintendo's Wii U has apparently been flying off of Amazon UK's virtual store shelves. Coincidentally, this sales boom began after Microsoft's curious debut of the Xbox One device.
According to reports, the Wii U Premium console had shot up the online retailer's 'Movers and Shakers' list last night, from 243rd to 50th. Although no hard sales figures were revealed, it's estimated that this represents a sales boost of 386 per cent.MCV
adds that "sales of Wii accessories such as the Sensor Bar, charging docks and WiiMotes have also climbed significantly."
Of course, it could all just be coincidence, but it's also fair to say that Microsoft made a bit of a pig's ear of its official Xbox One unveiling. With a lot of potential customers looking to upgrade from Xbox 360 to Microsoft's new offering, it's not unreasonable to imagine that disappointed fans would look to Wii U as an already-available alternative.
Naturally, Nintendo needs to maintain momentum and not piggy-back on the fortunes (or possible lack thereof) of its competitors. Come E3, the Japanese company plans to air a new Nintendo Direct, which looks to reveal a lot of the high-profile games heading to the platform this Autumn.