Analyst from Piper Jaffray believes the Wii U could sell 10 million units in its first 14 months on the market.
Ill bet it will do much better than that, about 13 million guess for me
I completely agree with that. Nintendo has been on a roll for the last 6 years or so. The Nintendo product line has enough brand recognition and respect to likely pull strong sales numbers. Especially with an affordable price, and no other competing next generation platforms anywhere in sight. It almost seems like smooth sailing ahead for the Nintendo Wii U entertainment system. Plus the platform is selling out with pre orders at a rapid rate in all gaming stores nation wide. Nintendo also securing 3rd party exclusives will provide for an even greater push toward those numbers. Rated E For Everyone
I think it'll sell ok, but if that rumored PS3 super slim makes an appearance at the prices that are being thrown around, that could take a lot of wind out of the Wii-U's sales. Great graphics, great library of titles and media/Blu-Ray player to boot. If it hits at $150 like we've heard I think it'll clean up. I must admit, despite being disappointed with my own experiences as a Wii owner, I find I'm looking forward to the Wii U simply because they ditched complete reliance on those blasted Wii-Motes. But if this gen's taught me one thing, it's don't buy systems at launch. I'll at least wait a year or so before seriously looking at a Wii-U purchase, or any of the next gen consoles for that matter.
While it is a possibility that a slim ps3 can boost ps3 sales and hurt sales of the wiiu, the fact that the ps3 already has a high install base can't be ignored either. Are there so many people already without a ps3 that a cheaper variant could directly impact wiiu? That's the question, and currently I'm uncertain that it would have any major impact.
20 million world wide by Christmas eve 2013.
It will def. be a hot item. Especially for those families who have been hesitant on buying tablets for their kids, the Wii U will be a very nice alternative. Not to mention HD Nintendo, & Nintendo TVii...U will be another mainstream monster.
Hope it sells truckloads and am glad it's selling out in the US. However,UK retailers are taking the piss by charging the equivalent of $480 for the deluxe model. Hopefully the UK prices will fall in the run up to launch.
That's RRP and it's unlikely to fall that quickly. We tend to pay more here anyway.
Thom,Nintendo can't give an rrp in the UK,they've been sued for doing so in the past. The pre-order prices started off quite reasonable and went up and up throughout the night last Thursday. http://m.computerandvideoga...
That restriction was lifted in February.
Hottest item this christmas...I would not bet against it.
I'll save my money for the next Playstation.
You might need to, Sony likes selling very expensive products to early adopters... :)
"Ambassador Programme". Just saying.
I actually like new, intriguing IPs so I will also be waiting for the next PlayStation.
Wonderful 101 would like a word with you... ^__^;;
If the mainstream public could be informed abOut it's flaws ...itd sell far less
care to list these "flaws"?
There are NO flaws.
I love Nintendo so this is good news
With proper marketing and the right games, that number is pretty low. My guess is that in its first 14 months it will sell close to 20mil worldwide. Remember, 14 months from its Nov 18th launch is actually including 2 holiday seasons in that time-frame... Handhelds maybe extremely popular in Japan, but consoles are king in the western markets. So as long as Nintendo makes this the must have device, it will continue to fly off of store shelves for sometime to come.
If there is constant supply of them then it is possible. Though there are a couple things that can prevent this 1) PS3 and 360 price drops and/or 2) the next gen.
I predict 15-20 million judging by price, and the way pre-orders are going... Wait till the general public finds out about this item, then everyone will be calling this another phenomenon, along with the Wii, DS, and 3DS as well. If Nintendo pulls it off again, then it's just that they know the business and there won't be anymore excuses. People will have to start giving credit were credit is due, (I'm looking at you Patcher)... Oh and ChunkyLover53, I totally agree with the fanboy's crying about how the Wii U had a head-start...
The problem with judging how much the Wii U will sell by pre-order news is kind of irrelevant because we have no idea how many units are shipped per store. It is no secret Nintendo had manufacturing problems which has led to this curious case of not being able to buy a second tablet just yet. We will see but don't hinge your bet on it selling well because of pre-order news of systems selling out (before anyone has a hissy fit I am not saying it wont sell well)
Could be more. I can already hear the fanboys crying about how it had a head-start....
So did the Dreamcast...
As funny as that was. SEGA was not going into the Dreamcast launch with an industry leading head start. The SEGA Saturn was the previous SEGA outing and we unfortunately seen the sad fate of that platform before hand. The Nintendo Wii U entertainment system is launching from the success of one of the most successful and respected platforms of all time. The Nintendo Wii entertainment system. Things are looking to stay positive for the Nintendo product line. Especially since the Nintendo Wii U entertainment system will be tag teaming the shelves with its industry leading handheld counterpart. Rated E for Everyone
Its a totally different era. 1.Nintendo hasn't lost their fans by releasing add-on'd and then dropping support for them. 2.Nintendo has a very large and hardcore fanbase. 3.Sega launched the Dreamcast after one of the worst selling and received consoles ever, people were skeptical. 4.At that time, people were in love with Sony, there was a lot of brand loyalty and people were willing to wait. Part of that is why Sony got so cocky with the PS3 and the whole "Get a second job" "Next gen starts when we say so". The reason they thought those things is because of the Dreamcast. Its been six long years since there's been new hardware, people are hungry for it, and Nintendo is filling that need. I always find it funny when fanboys try to compare Nintendo to Sega, especially when Nintendo has been so consistent throughout the years. Wii U is going to have a 12-15 million lead by the time Microsoft and Sony launch new consoles, as I said...I'm preparing for all the whining and crying now... "Bu..bu...bu..but the Wii U released first" and the ever popular "It was the cheapest, that is why it sold so well". There is probably a lot more that I'm forgetting. I'm sure the fanboys will say Wii U is casual too, because it makes them feel better, like this generation. lets pretend that we didn't get spanked by the Wii by saying only moms and kids bought it......good one. #Slap #Nintendo
Very well said ChunkyLover53
Nintendo fans seem to be on this Wii U high but in reality this thing going to have a pretty tough time over the next 12 or more months. Seeing as current generation consoles are still producing system-selling games, like Halo 4 and The Last of Us in combination with price-cuts and multiplatform games like BioShock Infinite or Black Ops II that will only sell on PS3 and 360 do to the established online and higher install base. Even after the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 begin to wind down, their successor announcements will obviously deal a huge blow to the Wii U. Yup, gonna be an interesting next generation indeed.
I agree with the second and last paragraph. But the first and third are still in the air, specifically(right now anyway) the first statement. So-far unannounced games could really affect the next 12 months in an even more positive way. Though I am unsure the wiiU, even if greatly successfully, will be able to sell as much as many here [email protected]@ though I may haven't thought about WW sales much...
It will definitely be the Xmas "must have" this year.
Il add to that list, if the European price is good
There is no need to get a WiiU if you're a PS3 user. You're getting PAS:BR, Sly, TLOU, Beyond, GoW and all those multiplats until PS4 gets announced at E3. But that's my opinion, I have no interest in more Mario games, ZombiU looks boring and generic, Rayman looks really good, I hope it gets multi-play, and Bayonetta is out of my radar.
Replace "PS3 user" with "Sony fanboy" and the statement is more accurate. I own a PS3 and still intend to get a Wii U.
I'm sure that you are one of those people that thinks RE6 looks amazing! But ok, ZombiU looks boring though... Gotta love blind loyalty in fanboys- @PopRocks359: I owned a PS3 as well and plan on buying a PS4 if it's launched at a reasonable price. But I don't get how many fanboys here like to refute great quality in games on Nintendo's systems but then praise a very similar type of game when it comes out for their system of choice.
Very similar re hasn't been survival horror in yrs, what re games have you been playing. "I owned a PS3 as well and plan on buying a PS4 if it's launched at a reasonable price." And this somehow excludes you from being or doing fanboy things right, both of you are funny and guilty of doing the same opinionated your wrong and i am right statement. "But I don't get how many fanboys here like to refute great quality in games on Nintendo's systems but then praise a very similar type of game when it comes out for their system of choice." Well there is two parts to this the fanboy part, which your well versed in and the personal opinion part. And yet nintendo does not have juvenile fanboys that insult others in pms like 15 yr olds acting like a badass while being anonymous. If your going to attack someone for being a "fanboy", step out of the glass house first. You undercover fanboys are the worst regardless of system, don't pretend your a neutral gamer, while pushing a specific console agenda. Not everyone has the same opinion about the great quality of every game. "Gotta love blind loyalty in fanboys" And yet i never see anyone from the nintendo camp, call out kaos on his fanatical praising of everything nintendo says or does as brilliant or a positive thing. And why should any of you nintendo guys, it's always pro nintendo, and it's really what you want say, because you agree with it. That and after shok he is the 2nd nintendo group spokesman. Either practice what you preach or stfu about fanboy's blind loyalty, because i don't see any innocents here to cast the first stone, myself included.
Well if you could guess at how many hardcore nintendo fans, are out there, it should give a good indication of how many units it will sell in the first yr and a half.
I have to say, I read your long rant and you are clueless when it comes to debating! Just because you quoted what I said above in the other post, nothing that you replied made any sense at all to what we are talking about here. Its like you were having your own conversation with yourself in your head and it just makes absolutely no sense whatsoever... Reading comprehension is fundamental, people should read sentences and quotes before they blindly reply to them. Or least their comments wind up reading and sounding as yours did, irrelavent to the topic... Why are you always trolling in Nintendo articles anyways? Get a life dude or better yet get two since the first one must not keep you busy enough!
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