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Wii U will outsell PS4 or 720 by 40 million units. Prove me wrong.

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At first I thought this was a joke thread. People could reallu think wiiu would sell over 40m?! my bold prediction: strugglin to reach 20m



...Let the Sony Domination continue with the PS4...
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roman838892 said:
At this point sony has to be known as the best console gaming company. 3 straight successful consoles and ps4 will add to it. No other gaming company has had 3 straight consoles sell 80 plus million units. Actually no other company has 3 consoles over 80 million. Ps4 will make it number 4.

It's already 4, also Nintedo. Handheld console too. 3DS will make it number 5.



fauzman said:
Ka-pi96 said:
fauzman said:
Obviously most of the people who made predictions in 2012 about the state of the 8th gen have generally been wrong - by a large margin in most cases. However, that is no reason to dump on them and make fun of their predictions. They tried to make guesses when they didnt have the info about specs and prices - no need to laugh at them now that they are wrong.

What exactly was the point of raising this old thread?


So it's their own fault then. If they had waited a little longer they could have made better more informed predictions.

Hello??? Isnt making predictions what we do here? Has not having enough info about games or consoles ever stopped us from making predictions as to how long the gen will last, how consoles/games will do? What - do you expect us to wait until we have all the information (which will likely be right before a release) before we start making predictions? Dont be ridiculous. What you are guys are doing here is discouraging people from making predictions, especially if there is a risk they may not be be right. Its just dumb and pointless. 


oh come on now. Its not so much the prediction but the WAY he did the prediction. Lets be real, it comes from nothing more than a love for Ninty and the WANT to see it beat the competition which is fine, but usually that isnt backed up by actual facts or thought. There was an arrogance to it, and when you have that you open yourself up for ridicule and im all for that because it keeps the more silly predictions based on nothing but overzealous fans in check. What IS pointless is you defending a guy who isnt even around anymore, pretty sure he saw how it was going, turned tail and bounced.



Miguel_Zorro said:
There have been some horrible predictions made on this site, but this thread is up there.

Great bump.

Too bad SaviorX hasn't signed in to VGChartz since 2013.. I wonder how he would have reacted to this thread getting bumped like that!



                
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czecherychestnut said:

The OP might have been, many of the responses weren't however. And many of them are hilariously wrong, and while we've all made some dodgy predictions over the years, the confidence and strength of belief of some of the crazier ones is funny. We are having fun, maybe you're the one missing out?

You know, some people really take this kind of joke too seriously. That´s my point. Some people simply can´t have fun.



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Back in 2012 before the Wii U came out, the idea that it could do very well was certainly probable. In fact, the Wii U had a very strong launch. Maybe not as strong as the Wii's launch, but certainly much better than the PS3 and 360 launches. It wasn't apparent that the Wii U would have problems until January of last year when it had a GameCube-level drop. In the U.S. it went from selling 885,000 units during the 2012 holiday season to selling only 57,000 in January 2013. In fact, is sold only 490k units in the first nine months of 2013. Just like how few people expected the Wii to be a huge success until it actually came out and started selling very well, few people expected the Wii U to bomb so hard, especially given the encouraging launch holiday. But a combination of one of the worst software droughts in history, poor marketing, a higher price tag than the Wii, and a gimmick that's a much tougher sell than the Wii Remote was saw to it that the Wii U ended up selling very poorly. It's a shame, because it's a great system with some great games, but Nintendo really screwed up in regards to making consumers perceive it as desirable piece of hardware. If Mario Kart, Smash Bros., and another round of price cuts can't help it, nothing can.



oniyide said:
fauzman said:
Ka-pi96 said:
fauzman said:
Obviously most of the people who made predictions in 2012 about the state of the 8th gen have generally been wrong - by a large margin in most cases. However, that is no reason to dump on them and make fun of their predictions. They tried to make guesses when they didnt have the info about specs and prices - no need to laugh at them now that they are wrong.

What exactly was the point of raising this old thread?


So it's their own fault then. If they had waited a little longer they could have made better more informed predictions.

Hello??? Isnt making predictions what we do here? Has not having enough info about games or consoles ever stopped us from making predictions as to how long the gen will last, how consoles/games will do? What - do you expect us to wait until we have all the information (which will likely be right before a release) before we start making predictions? Dont be ridiculous. What you are guys are doing here is discouraging people from making predictions, especially if there is a risk they may not be be right. Its just dumb and pointless. 


oh come on now. Its not so much the prediction but the WAY he did the prediction. Lets be real, it comes from nothing more than a love for Ninty and the WANT to see it beat the competition which is fine, but usually that isnt backed up by actual facts or thought. There was an arrogance to it, and when you have that you open yourself up for ridicule and im all for that because it keeps the more silly predictions based on nothing but overzealous fans in check. What IS pointless is you defending a guy who isnt even around anymore, pretty sure he saw how it was going, turned tail and bounced.

Honestly I dont really care how he predicted or how factual he was. It just seems a lot of you guys are making fun of him for no reason other than he predicted badly. It leaves a bad taste in my mouth is all. 



fauzman said:
oniyide said:
fauzman said:
Ka-pi96 said:
fauzman said:
Obviously most of the people who made predictions in 2012 about the state of the 8th gen have generally been wrong - by a large margin in most cases. However, that is no reason to dump on them and make fun of their predictions. They tried to make guesses when they didnt have the info about specs and prices - no need to laugh at them now that they are wrong.

What exactly was the point of raising this old thread?


So it's their own fault then. If they had waited a little longer they could have made better more informed predictions.

Hello??? Isnt making predictions what we do here? Has not having enough info about games or consoles ever stopped us from making predictions as to how long the gen will last, how consoles/games will do? What - do you expect us to wait until we have all the information (which will likely be right before a release) before we start making predictions? Dont be ridiculous. What you are guys are doing here is discouraging people from making predictions, especially if there is a risk they may not be be right. Its just dumb and pointless. 


oh come on now. Its not so much the prediction but the WAY he did the prediction. Lets be real, it comes from nothing more than a love for Ninty and the WANT to see it beat the competition which is fine, but usually that isnt backed up by actual facts or thought. There was an arrogance to it, and when you have that you open yourself up for ridicule and im all for that because it keeps the more silly predictions based on nothing but overzealous fans in check. What IS pointless is you defending a guy who isnt even around anymore, pretty sure he saw how it was going, turned tail and bounced.

Honestly I dont really care how he predicted or how factual he was. It just seems a lot of you guys are making fun of him for no reason other than he predicted badly. It leaves a bad taste in my mouth is all. 


oh no he is being made "fun" of cause of the arrogance of it all. But hey if thats the way you feel, thats the way you feel.