Hello everybody. Been away too long I know.
Personal illness, death in the family, work, side projects, election season madness (Gobama!), lots of stuff getting in the way of my participation time here at the VGC.
But never fear...Johnny Boy is sho nuff here.
And I have come with another prediction. On what else but the Nintendo Wii. Ready?
We see VGC & NPD reporting the numbers the Wii has been pulling in lately and they are astounding. Like I knew they would be. But of course we know we really have seen nothing yet.
Even with all the volume they push out demand is STILL far beyond this amazing supply. Never has a game company produced this many consoles before in gaming history and STILL it is not enough.
We are 1 1/2 years, 1.5 years, 1 year and 6 months into the lifespan of the Nintendo Wii and STILL it's like we have never left launch time way back in November of 2006. You can never find them in stores on a regular basis and it's like luck running into one in the wild.
GTA IV, the mega blockbuster it is, barely moved the hardware of the XBox 360 and the PlayStation 3. Meanwhile Super Smash Bros. Brawl & MarioKart Wii have helped to push Wii sales near to the 3/4 million mark. And who KNOWS what's going to happen once Wii Fit finally launches in the U.S. in a few days!
I said it many times. Nintendo's software potential can only grow with its hardware supply which creates more software potential to make more hardware supply. The upward spiral effect, you know. They have announced that paltry 2.4 million a month number in their financial report. This will change & like I said (http://www.vgchartz.com/forum/thread.php?id=17683) you will see that 4.1 million a month figure before it is all said and done with.
Because of that guess what?
The Wii will eventually see REGULAR, HABITUAL, COMMON sales of 1,000,000 per month more or less in the United States of America. Not a fluke of a million or holiday seasonal millions but regular year, all year monthly sales totals of 1 million, 900 thousand, 1 million 100 thousand.
Somebody call Dr. Evil: ONE MILLION Wiis per month sold in the U.S. of A.
The 3/4 of a million they are already getting is because they simply don't have more to ship. That number could have gone much higher. Nintendo's building and building back catalog of powerhouse games going back to the launch period compel more Wii fans to join the craze. Wii Fit alone brings in countless audience. Especially once that thing hits Oprah & the morning news shows.
Big games making big sales but not showing how big those sales can really be due to the lack of common supply. Wait until Nintendo REALLY starts ratcheting up this machine. You will then see regular sales of plus/minus ONE MILLION per month when it comes to the Wii.
Holiday period may push this into TWO and maybe even THREE MILLION territory during that high-selling time.
The WiiDS Phenomenon is real, ladies and gentlemen. I've been trying to prepare you for it. I've seen this coming for a long time. 3rd parties are scared to give Nintendo too much power when it comes to support and I can't blame them. Nintendo is showing who owns the videogame market. It only gets worse (or better if you are of that point of view) from here, kids.
Words from the Official VGChartz Idiot
WE ARE THE NATION...OF DOMINATION!