Analyst: Wii U could sell 10 million units in first 14 months

Analyst from Piper Jaffray believes the Wii U could sell 10 million units in its first 14 months on the market.

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Khordchange2225d ago

Ill bet it will do much better than that, about 13 million guess for me

LX-General-Kaos2225d ago (Edited 2225d ago )

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

Anon19742225d ago

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.

ronin4life2225d ago

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.

AJBACK2FRAG2224d ago

20 million world wide by Christmas eve 2013.

N62225d ago

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.

walterwhite2225d ago

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.

PirateThom2225d ago

That's RRP and it's unlikely to fall that quickly. We tend to pay more here anyway.

walterwhite2225d ago (Edited 2225d ago )

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.


PirateThom2225d ago

That restriction was lifted in February.

chasegarcia2225d ago (Edited 2225d ago )

Hottest item this christmas...I would not bet against it.

Young_ART2225d ago

I'll save my money for the next Playstation.

Ck1x2225d ago

You might need to, Sony likes selling very expensive products to early adopters... :)

PirateThom2225d ago

"Ambassador Programme".

Just saying.

MightyPatapon2225d ago

I actually like new, intriguing IPs so I will also be waiting for the next PlayStation.

ronin4life2225d ago

Wonderful 101 would like a word with you...

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