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Will be down YoY by a "small" margin at the end of 2009. I mean, Wii is already down in every region. In Japan things have to take a drastic turn and maybe with MH3 that happens, which comes out 1st August. In the US and Others a bump won't happen until WSR comes out, which is last week of July. So with 5 months left and being down YoY by 1.5 million, it will be difficult for the Wii to top its 2008 performance.

Remember that last year Wii was supply constrained and that most of the shipments were sold during the same week they were made. There was a huge demand and that's why sales were so huge. June 2008 saw sales of 666k units according to NPD, and so far it looks like it will be down from May 2009.

I agree we should wait and see, but so far Wii is down YoY, we shouldnt forget that.



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so wii will probably be down 2 million before it begins to start being up YoY in the 2nd half



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tres, I think this will be the 3rd time I told you that FFCC: TCB is coming out Q4 2009. Why do you always ignore me? :(

You say after WSR launches in the West, there'll be 5 months right? But that's nearly half a year. And then you half to remember that second half has Christmas. Remember last year when all they had was Wii Music and Animal Crossing which underperformed? And some low profile third party games. This year they have NSMBW (HUUUGE. Much bigger than WM/AC), Wii Sports Resort (MEGA HUUUGE. You always say "yeah but it's a sequel so this is for existing users only" - wrong, It gives a completely new playing style, and big sequels ALWAYS tend to push HW regardless, so why wouldn't WSR?), and Wii Fit Plus (don't know how big it'll be, but should still give a decent boost. I doubt it won't do anything.)

Then we have MH3 (MEGA HUUUGE. Last year Nintendo screwed over Japan core gamers, this time the Wii will be up a lot.), M&S2 (still a big sequel), and RE: DSC (any particular reason this can't make it out this year? Dude, it's a rail shooter.) We don't know about SW3 or ToG (it *could* come out December but IDK. I'm thinking Jan/Feb but no new main Tales this year is awkward for Namco.), Super Robot Wars Neo (proven pretty big mover. Definitely is a big SW mover.) and SD Gundam are two others that will make it out and help out.

Honestly, you're being too pessimistic (as usual but w/e).




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normally selling as much in your third year as in your second year would be pretty worrying. But if they can do it purely with software (and a bundle in japan) and no price cut id say that would be a success



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You forgot the most important part!

In 2008 were released games like Mario Kart Wii, Wii Music and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. In 2009 will be games like Punch-Out!!!!!!!!!!! and Tim! The Wii is still not at MASS MARKET PRICE!



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515k for the Wii last year, 28 june week. Prepare for another 200k down or the like.
Wii was 54k that week in Japan. Could it beat it with WSR?



 

 

 

 

 

VGChartz Hardware data for the period 28th Dec 2008 to 27th Jun 2009:

Console Wii
Total

7,556,660

 

VGChartz Hardware data for the period 30th Dec 2007 to 28th Jun 2008:

 

Console Wii
Total
9,424,732

 

This week -680,753 units =(((((((

Wii is DOWN 1,868,072 units from 2008!  =(

Note: There was a massive downwards adjustment this week for the Wii yet once again. Now it's almost impossible for the Wii to end up with a better year. Almost 2 million down and with a negative trend.



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Looks like America's last week numbers arent in yet, so I will have to update the numbers when they come.



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