For four consecutive Mondays, we've counted the number of people who are playing Black Ops II on the Wii U. We've wanted to, however roughly, measure the uptake of online gaming on the Wii U, using one of the most popular online series around.
Over those four Mondays, the combined number of Wii U owners playing Black Ops II's competitive multiplayer or co-op Zombies mode has climbed from 560 to 727 to 1,167 to 1,408. In that same time, of course, Nintendo has sold more Wii U systems, launching the console beyond North America to Europe, Australia and Japan. (CoD is now out in all of those regions except Japan.) The game is now available to many more potential players around the world.