What if the PS4/Xbox720 launch sales are lower than the Wii U's,

#1TheProtege9020Posted 2/7/2013 12:58:49 PM
Will the fans and devs deem it a failure. People are trying so hard right now to say that they Wii U is a failure. I can't wait to see what happens with the launch of the ps4/x720.
#2AsuirPosted 2/7/2013 1:00:32 PM
It's highly improbable that none of the other two major consoles will sell.
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#3Sakura_RailgunPosted 2/7/2013 1:02:24 PM
Well, the 720s sales will probably be at least as low as the Wii U's, if not lower, considering it doesn't sell in Japan.
#4AdamLazarusoPosted 2/7/2013 1:04:05 PM(edited)
It's a little different because if we look at the sales patterns from the current/'last' gen, Wii sales were burning hot for the first two or three years but then cooled off very heavily, while the PS3 and 360 have continued to sell consistently solidly throughout their lifespans.

Obviously it wouldn't be a good sign if they weren't selling a lot at launch, but it wouldn't be quite as damning as the Wii U not selling much because Nintendo rely on large amounts of sales in a relatively short time moreso than the other companies do.
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#5zender1999Posted 2/7/2013 1:05:01 PM
i doesnt matter if their launch sales will be bad, by then the wiiu will have a good installed base and so devs will just port the games between the 3 consoles
#6lazycomplifePosted 2/7/2013 1:07:25 PM
Obviously they'll just delay the titles in the launch window in order to make Wii U and VITA ports.
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#7Sakura_RailgunPosted 2/7/2013 1:08:35 PM
AdamLazaruso posted...
Nintendo rely on large amounts of sales in a relatively short time moreso than the other companies do.

Not really. That was only true for the Wii.
#8TheProtege9020(Topic Creator)Posted 2/7/2013 4:00:12 PM
This gen. has really been too long. i think thats whats really hurting everyone
#9Board_hunter567Posted 2/7/2013 4:03:33 PM
They'll just be hitting their strides.
They'll also blame poor UK sales on the sudden truth that the PAL regions are flailing in the gaming market.
#10silverbulltPosted 2/7/2013 4:06:16 PM
zender1999 posted...
i doesnt matter if their launch sales will be bad, by then the wiiu will have a good installed base and so devs will just port the games between the 3 consoles


I like that good <installed base

I think i'll just install a PS4 on my X360.
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