Play.com Predication: Wii U Will Beat PS4 and Xbox One This Holiday Season

December 6, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

Rakuten, owner of the UK-based games retailer Play.com, claims that Nintendo’s Wii U has seen a 75 percent sales spike in October. The company predicts that Wii U and iPad will be more popular than Xbox One and PS4 amongst children during the holiday season. The company also cites a Twitter analysis that comes to the conclusion that its Wii U and iPad range are "the most talked about presents for children this Christmas."

"The marketplace’s social media analysis surprisingly showed that the brand new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles are trailing in second and third place respectively behind the Wii U and iPad," the site noted. "This is despite the fact that both new consoles sold out on Rakuten’s Play.com during Black Friday, which have since been restocked. It appears that those on the hunt for the latest consoles are gamers rather than consumers buying for their loved ones."

It seems like Play.com's predictions, research and sales numbers are not representative of the rest of the sales numbers from retailers around the world, but anything is possible. With new titles out for Christmas for the holiday season, and increased marketing budget and improved TV campaign, and a $50 price cut might just be what Nintendo needs to make the Wii U sell like gangbusters.

Source: MCV


Comments

Re: Play.com Predication: Wii U Will Beat PS4 and Xbox One ...

And here's an actual article from 3 days ago showing actual numbers:

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-12-02/nintendo-seen-missing-target...


http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/12/wii_u_console_sales_climb_in_ja...

 

Oh man, Nintendo can outsell the PS3 and Vita.. That means so muuuuuch... NOT.

Everyone is trying to say Nintendo is doing well based on Japan numbers but the PS4 doesn't even come out over there until Febuary.

Re: Play.com Predication: Wii U Will Beat PS4 and Xbox One ...

The Wii U is and will always be a missed marketing opportunity. To make matters worse they built a kiddy tablet after the failed Udraw which proved once and for all a company should never invest fully in a kiddy platform.

Re: Play.com Predication: Wii U Will Beat PS4 and Xbox One ...

Oddly enough, an adult game, ZombiU, makes the best use of the kiddy tablet.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Play.com Predication: Wii U Will Beat PS4 and Xbox One ...

In the UK, The PS4 moved more units in one day than the Wii U did in one year. I like the Wii U and I want it to do well, but they're pretty much screwed.

Re: Play.com Predication: Wii U Will Beat PS4 and Xbox One ...

Not screwed really, but they're unlikely to be on top.

 

Not selling more consoles than the other guy doesn't mean going out of business.

Re: Play.com Predication: Wii U Will Beat PS4 and Xbox One ...

75% sales spike, whoopdie do.

It'll need what, 100+% more over that to start matching the others, and that's if those stop selling?

Re: Play.com Predication: Wii U Will Beat PS4 and Xbox One ...

WAY more than that.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Play.com Predication: Wii U Will Beat PS4 and Xbox One ...

Wishful thinking?

Re: Play.com Predication: Wii U Will Beat PS4 and Xbox One ...

No, it won't.

Okay, having said that, let me read the actual article.

Alright, now that I've read the article, I'm prepared to offer a more informed opinion:

No, it won't.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Play.com Predication: Wii U Will Beat PS4 and Xbox One ...

agreed, there is no way

 
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