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PS4 > XONE + Wii U + NX?

YEAH!!!!! PS4 Domination! 206 69.59%
 
NOPE! NX will do quite well! 90 30.41%
 
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jason1637 said:
Teeqoz said:

And the Wii cratered in its later years. Do you think the PS4 will crater in the same way?

The Wii was a beast during its whole lifetime. Yeah the sales saw a huge decline in 2011 and 2012. But in 2011 it still managed to sell over 10ml and in 2012 was its final year since the wii u released that year. The Wii was pretty much a sales beast throughout the whole lifetime. 

The Wii while it still sold moderately well in its last two years, still fell tremendously, going from 17.3 million -> 11.5 million -> 5 million. The Wii also peaked in its second full year, which is looking exceedingly unlikely for the PS4. Are you also expecting the PS4 to be replaced holiday 2018?

 

The Wii followed an unusual sales pattern. As did the PS3 and the 360. I just as easily say that the PS4 is doubling the PS3 launches aligned, just like you are saying that the PS4 is lagging the Wii, launches aligned. Neither of those arguments will give us useful information here.



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Depends how much "innovation" Nintendo intends to implement on the NX.



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At what point would the Wii U be removed? When they stop production? March 2018? If so, the PS4 install would increase than no?



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What a difference 4.5 years makes.



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Hahaha 🤣 this is just too sweet and it will be even sweeter when NS outeells the PS4



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Well, it's already lost 50% against Wii U + Xbone + "NX" as described by the OP, and is on the verge of losing it versus Xbone + "NX" alone.

Goes to show, never assume that a brand's current domination will continue.

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Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

I find it amazing how people quickly forget how bad of a state Nintendo looked like in 2016 with the Wii U, many people today think the Switch was expected to succeed before launch. However, at the time that was clearly not the case, most people had the Switch only selling 20-40M in it's lifetime with some thinking it'll fail again like the Wii U. Whoever thought this system would sell 100M or even 70M were thought to be crazy or Nintendo fanboys at the time. This poll shows you how little faith there was at Nintendo at the time after the disaster of the Wii U.



boypita said:
NX is going to surprise us all.

That´s all I´m going to say :)

You were right my friend, over 4 years later look at the NX now.



javi741 said:
I find it amazing how people quickly forget how bad of a state Nintendo looked like in 2016 with the Wii U, many people today think the Switch was expected to succeed before launch. However, at the time that was clearly not the case, most people had the Switch only selling 20-40M in it's lifetime with some thinking it'll fail again like the Wii U. Whoever thought this system would sell 100M or even 70M were thought to be crazy or Nintendo fanboys at the time. This poll shows you how little faith there was at Nintendo at the time after the disaster of the Wii U.

But as soon as the Switch was actually revealed, there was no doubt it would be a success. After full revelation, anyone who thought that it was gonna be another Wii U situation or that was going the cliff way, just showed their lack of analysis. 

by combining both home and handheld consoles, it was clearly going to have a good reception. People just didnt take the time to give some thought of what was really behind the Switch.