So sales for august 23rd updated..
Xbox One and Wii U are neck and neck. Still no major X1 releases but its matching the Wii U. People still think the Wii U will hold onto this lead? Crazy.
No major releases for Wii U either. Its winning every week since May except one I believe. So yeah we think that because of those facts.
Yep! Thats becuase of Mario Kart 8, that momentum is now slowing as everyone should have expected and there is nothing in the coming weeks to really offset it. Meanwhile the Xbox Momentum will surely increase with Madden, Dance Central Spotlight, Destiny, Fifa all in the next 4 weeks. How much of an increase is need to beat the Wii U? Not a lot.
The line I've been repeating for ages is that the Wii U's biggest game (probably the biggest it ever have/ Nintendo equivalent to Halo 5) has allowed it to sell slightly above the Xbox One which hasn't had an exclusive or killer app released for ages. Its not reasonable to expect that lead to continue given the Xbox's future line up. Even if Smash Bros is released in November we can also exect XBox One to outsell the Wii U for that month as Call of Duty (1TB bundle), Assassins Creed Unity (next gen exclusive), Sunset Overdrive (exclusive), A new white SKU, Halo Masterchief collection (exclusive), Forza Horizon (Xbox Only) and Dragon Age 3 are all massive releases pushing it in november. Nintendo only has Mario Kart 8 holiday bump and Smash bros, depending on your stance you might throw in Beyonetta 2 aswell but I don't see it being a big seller.
This december will be the last time the Wii U will be competitive with the Xbox, as I do believe Mario Kart+ Smash Bros will work some wonders but after that I believe its the end of us comparing the two systems. Just look at the next gen only 2015 line up in Q1.