|Mr Puggsly said:
Wii U sold mostly between 30-40k a week. The XBO ain't that much above that anymore, and by next year could very well reach those weekly sales - especially after the successor has been announced.
And yeah, production ended in Fall 2016 for the Wii U.
Depends on the month, summer is historically slow. Earlier in the year the X1 was selling 60-100K a week. I have a gut feeling we could see a sales increase during November and December, but that's speculation of course.
So again, it just really depends on what MS does. With good deals and continued support, it will fly past SNES. If MS treats X1 like Wii U, then it won't happen. Its kinda like we're just making guesses on whether or not MS will support the X1.
I used to think the X1 GPU was to weak for continued support in the 9th gen. However, we see Switch owners getting excited about sub-HD games. That tells me X1 can continue support regardless how low the resolutions get.
Keep in mind that the Switch also is portable, so you can't compare that directly without that context. Switch owners are more amazed that you can play those games on the go now, or on a broader context, on a Nintendo platform, period, things that don't apply with the XBO.
And for the deals, Microsoft is doing those almost all the frigging time. They don't show up very much in the weekly sales, but without them, weekly sales would already be dangerously close to Wii U weekly sales. Just check the NPD prediction tool for the last couple months, without any deals, the XBO can't even get close to 200 points daily, while PS4 and especially the Switch stay far above that line at any time. I know that's just the US, but in XBO case, that's already almost 2/3 of the sales, so it's performance there matters a lot.