Doesn't need saving, or does saving in this case consitute being in first again? Sorry, didn't read the op so don't know what you covered.
Well this thread is actually couple months old now, and was in retaliation to a 'the Wii's fall from grace' thread.
The OP shows a list of things which Nintendo could do in order for Wii to finish comfortably first this year, and indeed be up YoY. I've crossed off the Xenoblade thingy now as well