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EoD - Wii U holiday
 

Analysts - Wii U supply restrictions may help PS3/360 sales

"If we had to estimate, about 400k units of the 750k Xbox 360 units were from new consumers who did not own an Xbox 360 prior vs. the Wii U where 400k consumers did not have a Wii U prior. So in terms of who picked up the most new consumers, it's probably a dead heat. And of course there were about 200k to 300k consumers who couldn't even purchase a Wii U due to shortages, so I do have to wonder if the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 picked up some users due to the Wii U shortage. It's a little too early for us to make any declarations on the Wii U's long-term potential. They are off to a fair start and it will probably take another month to gauge where demand may be long-term for the Wii U." - EEDAR's Jesse Divnich
"I do think the Wii U faces a lot of challenges, but one week's worth of data isn't enough to put the nail in the coffin." - RW Baird's Colin Sebastian
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28 Nov 2012 14:43

"This is not news but it is terrible reporting!
(It is something that by quality of research, reporting and focus on the fantastic headline should go in the National Enquirer or The Sun!)

Every launch is like this, it's due to manufacturing.
The X360 launch in 2005 was the same. In November, when it launched, it was outsold nearly 2:1 by the PS2.
Then in December, boy, it was just terrible! Outsold handily by the PS2, Gamecube and even the original Xbox!

Dec 2005 - PS2(1,500,000) Xbox (415,000) GameCube(606,423) Xbox360 (281,441) (NPD Publicly Reported numbers)

Yes, the Gamecube outsold the X360 2:1 in the Xbox's second month! And the PS2 outsold it nearly 6:1!!!!
Oh how the sky was falling! The 360 was doomed! It was clear the GameCube was going to outsell it! It was reported everywhere...no wait, it was normal for a launch to be supply constrained, every console launch has been, websites didn't fabricate news stories out of that fact in 2005. But, boy, 7 years later, look how far we've come!!"

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28 Nov 2012 15:29

My God, who gives analysts their jobs?

THIS HAPPENS BECAUSE OF THE AVALIBLITY OF THE CONSOLE.

Not only that, many late adopters have a HUGE backlog of old games and some promising new ones.

I wanna see a similar report when the PS4 and 720 come out.
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28 Nov 2012 16:34

linkgx1 wrote:My God, who gives analysts their jobs?

THIS HAPPENS BECAUSE OF THE AVALIBLITY OF THE CONSOLE.

Not only that, many late adopters have a HUGE backlog of old games and some promising new ones.

I wanna see a similar report when the PS4 and 720 come out.


PS4 and 720 wont have this problem nor did 360 and PS3
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28 Nov 2012 16:41

No one cares anything else than Nintendo, so they are willing to wait till they get theirs.
Here in Finland sony is desperately trying to get buyers by having ps3 commercials running all the time.
They're scared ;).
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28 Nov 2012 16:44

I think many people who are getting/were going to get a WiiU already own a PS3 or Xbox 360. It might be that a small amount of the gaming population (less than 10,000 is my guess) will buy these consoles due to the unavailability of the WiiU, but there's also a chance they could buy the Wii.

Really, this article lacks any sources or polls to prove their point. What this is, in the end, is pure, unadulterated speculation with no basis.
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28 Nov 2012 16:44

A lot of factors come into play here.

First off the 360 was bundled with BO2, Skyrim, and Forza 4 at only $250 which is incredibly good and most of its games were on sale where as Wii U is going for full price and most of its games weren't on sale.

Second, and most importantly, the Wii U only had 400k units in the US which sold, meaning the Wii U did incredibly well all things considered.

Third, and surprisingly the Wii did much better then anybody would of expected considering the Wii U is out and the Wii hasn't had very much action in 2 years.

Fourth people can't buy a system they can't find, meaning if the Wii U is sold out, it's sold out, they can only get whats available to them.

Fifth Analysts are idiots.
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28 Nov 2012 17:23

kdognumba1 wrote:Fifth Analysts are idiots.


Sign!

Nintendo haters with lots of bias discredit them once again.

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28 Nov 2012 17:55

M1 wrote:
linkgx1 wrote:My God, who gives analysts their jobs?

THIS HAPPENS BECAUSE OF THE AVALIBLITY OF THE CONSOLE.

Not only that, many late adopters have a HUGE backlog of old games and some promising new ones.

I wanna see a similar report when the PS4 and 720 come out.


PS4 and 720 wont have this problem nor did 360 and PS3

Whacha talkin' 'bout?
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28 Nov 2012 22:17

These b*@#hes always want to put damn nails in coffins.
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28 Nov 2012 22:51

is it me or this time they are not even trying and just repeating the most obvious facts ?

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