UPDATED CHART: December 13th 2012
I adjusted the 1st week numbers, and added the actual Japan figures, bringing the total for the first week up by 10k... EU certainly did not go down as much as the averages I worked out, but were still what I predicted (80k-120k for EU). In fact, the WiiU now has the lowest second week drop for the last 4 consoles launched there! (Not counting handhelds). All in all, it's looking pretty likely that second week figures will be above the 300k I predicted, but by how much? :P
ORIGINAL POST: December 11th 2012
So far, the WiiU launch looks just fine despite the negativity surrounding the EU numbers... So now that rough Japan figures are in, what can we predict about the WiiU's second week?
If we average out each consoles % decrease for the EU(-64.0%) and Japan(-67.7%), and apply it to WiiU's initial sales, we'd get about 64k for EU and about 99k for Japan, bringing WiiU's second week total to about 294,000 units, a 67.3% decrease from it's first week totals.
However we could also apply only the Wii's % decrease for EU and Japan at its launch, as the USA 2nd week decrease for the WiiU is pretty much in line with the decrease the Wii experienced. (66.9% for Wii, 68.3% for WiiU) In this case, we'd get 79k for EU and 83k for Japan, totaling 293,000, almost exactly the same as our first senario.
So WiiU's second week numbers should fall somewhere around 300k units, I would guess a little higher. My official prediciton would be somewhere around 90k-110k for Japan, and around 80k-120k for Europe (I beleive the drop will not be as drastic due to low first week)
What are your thoughts? What would you think the second week numbers will look like?
*I'll update the Chart as more information becaomes available!