The PS4 & One will surpass the Wii U on pre-orders alone… Don’t make me laugh
At times, it is hard to understand the logic behind certain people especially those blind with bias. For some individuals, the possibility of the Wii U becoming successful is so absurd that their ability to think rationally and logic are severely affected. In fact, any optimism for Nintendo and Wii U is retorted with vitriol comments, one after another, like a constant flow of diarrhoea.
Let me explain the context of my lividness. A few days ago, while scouring the internet for the latest news -I came across some ridiculous comments under an article on the subject of Wii U sales. Normally, I wouldn’t bother with these types of comment, but they were too numerous to ignore, too idiotic to debate with a simple one line response. Needless to say, these comments left me with a brain haemorrhage.
What troubles me the most, is that there is a worrying proportion of a community that believe that the PS4 and Xbox One will outsell the Wii U (i.e sales to date) on pre-orders alone. The mere idea is ridiculous- truly face palm worthy. I highly doubt both the Xbox One and PS4 will each sell over 3 million during the holiday season, let alone sell 5-6 million on pre-orders.
I just don’t get it! I honestly don’t! Let me get this straight. Because there is hot demand for pre-orders, that somehow equates to the PS4 and Xbox One already outselling the Wii U- what a laughable fallacy. I do not need special powers to see into the future to know these people are incorrect.
Just read these comments:
“What a joke. I’m sure both the PS4 and the new Xbox will sell more in preorders than what the WiiU will sell by that time”
“The Xbox one and ps4 will out sell what the Wii u sells in the end just in pre orders”
“Man…Nov/Dec is going to be hilarious, I cannot wait to see how people like you react when the PS4 does better sales in a month than WiiU has done in total. “
“I think ps4 and xb1 already outsold wii u”
“Considering that Amazon said PS4 was selling pre-orders at a rate of 2500 per minute and the launch allocation sold in out 48 hours, that’s over 7 million pre-orders. Even if only 50% actually follow through, that would be more PS4’s sold on launch day that Wii U has sold in 6 months. And this is juts Amazon’s numbers. Add in Gamestop, Best Buy and anywhere else and it’s much higher.”
“Preorders are enough to know that both will outsell the Wii U.”
“They have probably already outsold the Wii U in pre-orders alone. Not shitting on the thing but it isn’t doing good at the moment. Not that it can’t pick up in a year or two just saying.”
Like my Uni Professor for history once told me – you need only to study the past to see into the future. Clearly, the only way to expose the follies of these people is to look at past console launches. According to NPD, the Xbox 360 sold 326,000 units in its first two weeks on sale in North America in 2005. The PlayStation 2 sold more than 500,000 units in its first day on sale in North America. And the Wii sold over 600,000 in the first week. I hope you are getting the picture – never has a console launched with sales figures over 1 million on day one let alone the 5 million needed to outsell the Wii U. To think that the PS4 and Xbox One will surpass the Wii U on pre-orders alone is absurd. I hate to burst your bubbles – it is not going to happen, not in a million years.
I’ll give these people the benefit of the doubt. Let’s say, the PS4 and Xbox One are commercially phenomena’s – the two gaming giant will not have the capacity to manufacture 6 million consoles. Do I need to remind you that consoles don’t grow from trees? Do you believe Sony and Microsoft will each have 6 million console ready for pre-orders and in addition stock left for the holiday season? The numbers look off – doesn’t it?
I anticipate that I will be the recipient of many “you are an idiot” comments. Please understand, I am not hating on the Ps4 or the Xbox One. Not once, did I prophesize the failures of the console. Nor did I, herald victory for the Wii U. Perhaps, the underlying message behind all this, is that, don’t let your bias fog your ability to think rationally.