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Which one will win?

2013! 6 2.75%
 
2014! 179 82.11%
 
PS4 will dominate! 33 15.14%
 
Total:218

I'm going to compare Wii U's 2013 sales to 2014. I'm counting Week Ending January 4th, 2014 as 2014, since most of the week is in 2014, and I'm starting from Week Ending January 5th, 2013 for 2013. The comparison is below.

2013 - 278,539

2014 - 318,509

2014 is obviously winning, and it pretty much guaranteed that it will stay ahead.



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2014 would win due to stronger back-catalog (Super Mario 3D World, Pikmin 3, Wind Waker, etc) and many new highly anticipated games covering a wider genre of titles like DKC Tropical Freeze, Mario Kart 8, Smash Bros U, Fire Emblem X Shin Megami, Monolith's X, Bayonetta 2, etc

The value proposition should also continue to improve with lower entry cost, and pack-in games (Super Mario 3D included would be better than New Mario included, etc)

The one risk is that 3rd party support will get weaker, and some really strong titles from 3rd parties will be going to PS4 and XBO without going to Wii U (like Destiny, Elder Scrolls Online, Witcher 3, etc).

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The way I see it, in 2013, the Wii U was the go-to console for Platformer gaming fans with Rayman Legends, Luigi U, and Super Mario 3D World. In 2014, the fans for kart racing, fighting, rpg/action, strategy, and platforming will all get more/better reasons for adopting the Wii U.



It's going to be very close. Mario Kart, and Smash Bros. should give it a couple of nice boosts this year. It's hard to tell how Donkey Kong will be received, but could also be a decent mover. On the other hand PS4 and XBO are in the mix this year, and both have a massive opportunity to steal sales. With the integrated TV in both devices, and the massive amount of cross device comparability, both have potential to pull in huge sales.

With nearly no third party support, no second party games, and a smaller offering of 1st party titles it is going to be hard to catch any hype. I think the masses will be to wrapped up in cross gen games, PS4/XBO games, and and PS4/XBO exclusives to give much attention to WiiU.

If 2014 sells better than 2013 I don't think it will be by much. Going in to 2015 and beyond, I think sales will only fall off more as PS4 and XBO become the defacto all in one boxes, replacing cable boxes across America.



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cool thread, will follow



Not sure why you've got the 'PS4 will dominate!' option, surely that's a given?



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If nintendo will solve it's problems, I hope it to be soon cause this situation is giving me the "blues"



I would guess that 2014 should win rather easily and quickly. Donkey Kong and Mario Kart will launch in the first half of the year (compared to nothing last year), there are much stronger titles already out, and the price is lower. 2014 should pass 2013 by fall, and the Christmas season should put it ahead of last year by at least double.



2014 is the year of great games for the Wii U. Nintendo is increasing it's budget so we'll see more games and better marketing.



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Why does this thread even exist? It's not even a question. 2014 will have a steady flow of games, including several BIG releases that are sure to sell consoles. 2013 didn't really even start having much software, except for a blip in March, until August/September. Things didn't REALLY pick up until October.



DevilRising said:
Why does this thread even exist? It's not even a question. 2014 will have a steady flow of games, including several BIG releases that are sure to sell consoles. 2013 didn't really even start having much software, except for a blip in March, until August/September. Things didn't REALLY pick up until October.


Because keeping track of these things can be informative and enertaining.



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