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Well, March NPD was released Thurs, and it looks like the PS4 was able to successfully take on Xbox One prcecuts AND Titanfall, a very hyped game, to put it mildly.  So, I decided to make this thread to illustrate how wrong some people have gotten this gen, so far.  I will be honest.  Originally, I had planned this months ago as a way to stick it in people's faces who downplayed the chances of the PS4 succeeding, or continuing to succeed, especially in the US/UK.  But, I have gotten over that and really just wanted to create this because it's interesting how sometimes we can get things SO wrong.  That goes for all sides.

To prove that, I will not be including the names of the posters these comments belong to in this thread.  I will be linking to the original posts, mostly so people don't say I'm making these up, so you'll have to click the link if you really need to know.  I will also finish this post by linking to a thread where I wrongly predicted the way the handheld market would turn out this gen (I'm so sorry, Nintendo fans )  So...here we go.

"I fully expect TitanFall on Xbox One to completely crush the hopes and dreams of Sony fans who think the PS4 will actually be as relevant as the Xbox in America. Not happening as far as the dominant market for gaming goes." - 2/12/14

"I predict that by Q1 2015 Xbox One will outsell PS4 in US and in Europe. Not just in UK but also in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Scandanavia etc.  Everyone knows that the Xbox One is the better product it has kinect + the console." - 1/6/14

"PS4 has no chance to win America. Once Xbox One drops price to $399 combined with Titanfall and Halo N.America will be Xbox territory. Xbox One is already selling almost 1:1 being $100 more expensive." - 12/31/13

"The lineup is the best ever for a launch console. The following year's lineup won't do anything for it compared to that.  Yes I think next year's PS4 numbers will be quite low." - 12/29/13

"For what I can see Sony will dominate America till february at best...and they might lose the UK sometime in 2014." - 12/23/13

"I don't see a great deal of defection in either camp yet.  I think this gen will probably look similiar to last gen. I don't think the XBO or PS4 will crush the competition." - 12/23/13

"It is going to catch the PS4 before Christmas! only the PS patrol actually believe the PS4 will outsell xbox one in America." - 12/12/13

"Don't get too ahead of yourselves, it's been one week and nothing is decided, a fantastic holiday doesn't equal awesome year-round sales by default. And, let's not count the One out, it will probably take most of the UK and US market and Japan is fast becoming too irrelevant to tip the scales in a big way globally for home consoles." - 11/24/13

"XB1?  It'll be there neck-and-neck with the PS4 all the way through this gen." - 11/23/13

"No its a 0% chance that Sony dominates in the USA." - 8/18/13

"Xbox One will win the USA quite handily once price drops. That will be enough to offset PS4 for most of the world. If PS4 sells more it will be by about 10% more." - 7/01/13

"maybe US and UK!?  lol  its a given  the ps3 cant even outsell the 360 there now, with "no gamez"...  every month the gap in the US and UK gets bigger and bigger.  Anyhow there is no need to elaborate. you think that the PS4 will obliterate all before it.  Thats enough for me." - 5/18/13

 

And, as promised...SO SORRY!



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Forgot the Wii U's sales predictions.



Those were all just predictions. No need to rub it in anyone's face if they were wrong.



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Nintentacle said:
Forgot the Wii U's sales predictions.

As in it selling WAY more than it currently is?  If so, that has been discussed to death, especially considering it's been out much longer than both the PS4 and One.  This was mostly to focus on people's predictions of the PS4/One battle.



VanceIX said:
Those were all just predictions. No need to rub it in anyone's face if they were wrong.

Lol, I wouldn't really say predictions, per se.  Most of these people weren't predicting, they were telling us how it WOULD happen, not how it may happen if certain things went right.



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VanceIX said:
Those were all just predictions. No need to rub it in anyone's face if they were wrong.

Predictions? Did you read one of the quoteS? He was sure that Sony had a 0% chance of winning the US. That doesn't sound like a prediction to me, that sounds as if he was certain.

Edit - Oh and that last quote by Kowen...



Oh well, there is no real way to know the future for sure (unless your Haruhi). For all we know, Ouya might win 2015

Predictions are mostly based on our egoes and the company we want most to win anyway



             

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thismeintiel said:
Nintentacle said:
Forgot the Wii U's sales predictions.

As in it selling WAY more than it currently is?  If so, that has been discussed to death, especially considering it's been out much longer than both the PS4 and One.  This was mostly to focus on people's predictions of the PS4/One battle.

I get that, but the prediction is just so wrong that it should have been included in the thread in my opinion. People expected Wii U to sell nearly 10 million more than it has at this point!



EB1994 said:
VanceIX said:
Those were all just predictions. No need to rub it in anyone's face if they were wrong.

Predictions? Did you read one of the quoteS? He was sure that Sony had a 0% chance of winning the US. That doesn't sound like a prediction to me, that sounds as if he was certain.

Edit - Oh and that last quote by Kowen...

I read them all. A lot of them are just honest predictions. Are we really gonna start calling people out in a community that is based on sales predictions?



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