This fills me with confidence. If Pachter says it - he is *definitely* wrong, and it will easily top 10m ;)
I still think WiiFit will hit 10m THIS YEAR. It will remain selling 30k-50k/week in Japan + Xmas - seeing it hit around 3m by end of '08.
WiiFit will be massive in Europe - my only Q is how much Ninty can produce. It should sell 1m in the opening 2 weeks, and should do 3m also by the end of '08.
In the end, I think the spread of sales will be similar to the Wii install base spread - WiiFit will basically be a sellout up to the end of '08 (will see what happens next year).
For 10m sales end of '08 - take away the 1.5m in Japan (8.5m) - which is still around 200k/week produced/sold. This seems in the realm of probable production targets IMO.
Pachter is not only going to be wrong on this one - he will be DEAD wrong.
As for GTA - 16m seems very reasonable for a "non-casual" title like GTA. 11-12m on 360, 5-6m on PS3? Quite possible.
Patcher was talking about sales in 08, I doubt Wii Fit will sell 10 million copies this year.
And remember, Patcher said that GTA4 will not sell 16 million this year. Joel just said it wrong.
Tired of big government?
Want liberty in your lifetime?
Join us @