Now that E3 is over, I think it is time we have a proper thread for end of the year sales predictions.
Before you begin, please keep in mind some of the potential factors that may affect sales for the rest of this year.
-TLOU Remastered (July)
-Destiny Bundle with white PS4 - 450$ (September 11th)
-Driveclub (October 5th)
-Far Cry 4/ GTA V (Playstatiuon has marketing rights &may make bundle)
-Little Big Planet 3 (PS3 & PS4) [November]
- Forza Horizon 2 (September)
-Sunset Overdrive (October)
-Halo MC colection + Halo 5 beta access (November)
-Other games (Fable Beta, Dance Central , Fantasia, ect)
-Possible Price drop. (It is likely that they may drop the price 50$ for the holiday to $450/$350 in order to gain an advantage over PS4) Whether or not this happens will likely depend on how the kinectless sku fares at 400$.
-AC Unity, CoD, & Evolve. (Microsoft has marketing & timed DLC/beta stuff for these game, and may also make a bundle with them)
-Mario Kart 8 (while this is already out for Wii U, Nintendo intends to market, and possibly bundle it for Wii U throughout the whole year)
-SSB4 (This could potentially help the Wii U this holiday, however, it likely won't have as big of an impact as MK8 since there will be a 3DS version launching prior to the Wii U version.)
-Captain Toad (Holiday 2014)
-Bayonetta 2 (October)
-Sonic Boom & Hyrule Wariours
While sony did briefly mention the vita in thier E3 conference, they did not show any vita exclusive games, or show off any big AAA games (like borderlands) that would be coming to vita. This could pontentally hurt the Vita's sales later this year.
On the other hand, Vita is still getting a ton of support from the indy comunity, so more awesome indy game could help the vita if Sony would just advertise/talk more about it.
The 3DS also was not talked about much by Nintendo at this year's E3, however it does have a couple of standout titles comming this holiday.
-Super Smash Bros. 4 (October)
-Pokiemon Ruby/Sapphire remakes.
Ok, so not that we have gone through the potential sales factors that may make a difference, here are my predictions.
Please feel free to go ahead and post your official predictions below, and/or discuss other people's predictions. Just plese don't turn this into a fanboy discussion over which platform you think is better.
I will do my best to keep track of everyone's predictions, and record them for the end of this year so we can see who came the closest, and who was the furthest off.