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How much will Smash help Wii U sales?

Barely noticeable boost 53 13.59%
 
Big boost, but only temporary 259 66.41%
 
It will single-handedly save the Wii U 78 20.00%
 
Total:390

As for the topic itself, in line with what I said in previous post, I think it will behave similarly with MK8.



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I guess we have to wait and see. I'm not expecting any miracles.



I predict that the Wii U will sell a total of 18 million units in its lifetime. 

The NX will be a 900p machine

There is no savior to be found, which has been clear for some time now. I think that Smash will do very well and the Wii U will have a decent holiday, we'll see grand predictions of massive growth for 2015 and then, come january and february, hardware sales will collapse again, quite possibly leading into a year with no growth or even down yoy on 2014.
The fact that the Wii U has been given the last chance about a dozen times already should be very telling.

That's what I think, but let's have some patience and see (yet again).



End of 2016 hardware sales:

Wii U: 15 million. PS4: 54 million. One: 30 million. 3DS: 64.8 million. PSVita: 15.2 million.

Nintendo knows what it needs to do in order to make the WiiU a great selling console, but I'm not sure that they're really that interested. The market is changing. They need to get ahead of it, rather then provide what the old market wants.



spemanig said:
I don't think the Wii U has a chance without a real 3D Mario and Zelda to back it up. The Wii had those in the first year. The Wii U won't for at least the first three.


3D mario has never been a big console seller for Nintendo

 

Nor has Zelda



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bigtakilla said:

But yet the burned smashed table manages to work the best as a table (games critically rate higher). Lol. IT IS JUST LIKE IKEA!


HAHAHA so true.



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Even when the Wii U was in its first year and sales were poor, people were saying, "The Gamecube had Mario Kart, Smash Bros., and 3D Mario. Those games didn't save it." So, no. I don't think anybody is expecting Smash to save the day. Only a Pokemon MMO can do that.



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Predictions for end of 2014 HW sales:

 PS4: 17m   XB1: 10m    WiiU: 10m   Vita: 10m

 

Soundwave said:


Wii U sales are already back to sub-100k levels after a month of Mario Kart 8's release. Nintendo can "aim" to do whatever they want, consumers are the ones who are voting with their wallets though. 

Wii U sales will be back in the gutter by Jan/Feb 2015, and there's not anything Smash is going to do to change that IMO. I could be wrong but Wii U sales for September 2014 were actually *down* year over year even with Mario Kart 8 and Hyrule Warriors ... there is no momentum here at all. 

You could be, and are wrong. Wii U sales for September were up yoy. That was a nice argument, but none of your proof works.



ninjaman003 said:
Soundwave said:


Wii U sales are already back to sub-100k levels after a month of Mario Kart 8's release. Nintendo can "aim" to do whatever they want, consumers are the ones who are voting with their wallets though. 

Wii U sales will be back in the gutter by Jan/Feb 2015, and there's not anything Smash is going to do to change that IMO. I could be wrong but Wii U sales for September 2014 were actually *down* year over year even with Mario Kart 8 and Hyrule Warriors ... there is no momentum here at all. 

You could be, and are wrong. Wii U sales for September were up yoy. That was a nice argument, but none of your proof works.

Wii U was roughly 95k for September 2013. Pretty sure it is down this year. In any case Wii U's monthly sales are very poor pretty much all the time anyway. 

Even the GameCube in its first 3/4 years rarely dipped into the sub-100k/month territory ... for Wii U that's basically the norm, outside of holiday months I believe its only ever topped 100k once in its lifespan (June 2014 w/Mario Kart 8) and then slid right back to sub-100k.