Wiiu outsold Xbone the week before Christmas

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#1 Posted by NathanDrakeSwag (5772 posts) -

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2013/12/31/wii-u-outsells-xbox-one-the-week-before-christmas-according-to-vgchartz/

Can't say i'm surprised because i've seen stacks of unsold Xbones everywhere for weeks. Even day 1 editions are still out there.

#2 Posted by MonsieurX (31568 posts) -

lol vgchartz

lol NathanDrakeSwag thread

#3 Edited by Telekill (5057 posts) -

Probably not hard to do for two reasons:

1. It's less than half the cost

2. WiiU is a family system and the holidays are centered around families.

#4 Posted by -Damien- (5355 posts) -

LOL

Xbone got outsold by a dead console.

#5 Posted by Heil68 (46810 posts) -

Shocking revelations. :O

#6 Posted by good_sk8er7 (4322 posts) -

Yay! Oh... VGCHARTZ!!!

#7 Posted by Nengo_Flow (10419 posts) -

lol NathanDrakeSwag thread

#8 Edited by Shewgenja (10800 posts) -

WiiU >>> XBone

#9 Edited by StrongDeadlift (5203 posts) -

I dont entertain that in the slightest. My local best buy has been sold out of Xbox Ones (and PS4s) since launch, while there have been untouched stacks of Deluxe Wii U bundles since mid november.

I have NEVER physically seen a retail Xbox One on store shelves.

#10 Edited by R3FURBISHED (10814 posts) -
@MonsieurX said:

lol vgchartz

lol NathanDrakeSwag thread

@NathanDrakeSwag:

this

#11 Edited by gamefan67 (9951 posts) -

According to VGChartz...

#12 Edited by Rayrota (1456 posts) -

@Telekill said:

Probably not hard to do for two reasons:

1. It's less than half the cost

2. WiiU is a family system and the holidays are centered around families.

Pretty good points, Telekill.

#13 Edited by getyeryayasout (8407 posts) -

Interesting write-up, but like it says VGchartz is more estimate than hard fact. 3DS is a jug-jug-juggernaut, PS4 is hot out the gates, and WiiU and X1 are selling well. Try to keep in mind that this is one weeks sales in what will be a lifespan of hundreds of weeks for the new systems.

#14 Posted by Muffin2020 (534 posts) -

I give it 6 months and the 720 will outsell the WiiU in lifetime sales

#15 Posted by DonnaTroy (245 posts) -

Wow. So I guess...

The Nintedomination has won the battle.

But Sony Domination Continuation has won the war.

#16 Posted by babycakin (1597 posts) -

@muffin2020 said:

I give it 6 months and the 720 will outsell the WiiU in lifetime sales

Sounds like a Patcher prediction lol

#17 Posted by charizard1605 (60984 posts) -

Lol VGChartz

@StrongDeadlift said:

I dont entertain that in the slightest. My local best buy has been sold out of Xbox Ones (and PS4s) since launch, while there have been untouched stacks of Deluxe Wii U bundles since mid november.

I have NEVER physically seen a retail Xbox One on store shelves.

Whereas I am not entertaining this thread's BS claim in the slightest either, if you want to do anecdotal evidence, then across a Target, Gamestop, and Best Buy in two different cities over the last two months, literally the only two systems I have seen in stock are Xbox One and PS Vita, everything else is sold out.

#18 Edited by mems_1224 (48401 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:

lol vgchartz

lol NathanDrakeSwag thread

#19 Posted by timbers_WSU (6076 posts) -

NathanDrakeSwag thread = Irrelevant.

#20 Posted by KBFloYd (14633 posts) -

its all her fault

#21 Posted by Gargus (2147 posts) -

Probablly because the xbox one and ps4 were sold out, meanwhile millions of wiiu consoles sat on store shelves collecting dust, so they got bought up by desperate parents that couldn't buy what their kids actually wanted.

#22 Posted by Murderstyle75 (4412 posts) -

@Gargus:

Xbone wasn't sold out though. It was sitting on shelves everywhere.

#23 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

Not much choice in japan lol

#24 Edited by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

@babycakin said:

@muffin2020 said:

I give it 6 months and the 720 will outsell the WiiU in lifetime sales

Sounds like a Patcher prediction lol

sounds like realistic prediction.

the wii u is sitting little beyond 4 million, sony and Microsoft both released sales numbers week after release saying they sold over 2 million. I think it's safe to say those numbers are most likely right under if not above 3 million by now .

#25 Posted by nintendoboy16 (27922 posts) -

VGChartz...

#26 Edited by Sweenix (5957 posts) -

LOL

#27 Posted by Daious (2012 posts) -

@StrongDeadlift said:

I dont entertain that in the slightest. My local best buy has been sold out of Xbox Ones (and PS4s) since launch, while there have been untouched stacks of Deluxe Wii U bundles since mid november.

I have NEVER physically seen a retail Xbox One on store shelves.

Where do you live? They are all over the place in central MA

#29 Edited by WiiMan21 (8189 posts) -

Not even being biased here, I've seen Xbox Ones EVERYWHERE, and I've only seen one playstation 4 in stock somewhere.

And I'm out shopping and in the gaming section all the time.

#30 Posted by k--m--k (1046 posts) -

why everyone laughing at VGcharts

and why everyone laughing at NathanDrakeSwag

I am confused here

#31 Posted by nintendoboy16 (27922 posts) -

@k--m--k said:

why everyone laughing at VGcharts

and why everyone laughing at NathanDrakeSwag

I am confused here

VGChartz = unreliable sales site

NateDrakeSwag = unreliable cow

#32 Posted by Mr-Kutaragi (2462 posts) -

AHhahahahahhaha

#33 Posted by k--m--k (1046 posts) -

@nintendoboy16 said:

@k--m--k said:

why everyone laughing at VGcharts

and why everyone laughing at NathanDrakeSwag

I am confused here

VGChartz = unreliable sales site

NateDrakeSwag = unreliable cow

why is VGChartz unreliable?

what is the reliable sales charts site then?

#34 Edited by BeardMaster (1686 posts) -

just goes to show what being on shelves can do for a product.

#35 Posted by nintendoboy16 (27922 posts) -

@k--m--k said:

@nintendoboy16 said:

@k--m--k said:

why everyone laughing at VGcharts

and why everyone laughing at NathanDrakeSwag

I am confused here

VGChartz = unreliable sales site

NateDrakeSwag = unreliable cow

why is VGChartz unreliable?

what is the reliable sales charts site then?

NPD and (in Japan's case) Media Create/Famitsu.

#36 Edited by 2Chalupas (5282 posts) -

@WiiMan21 said:

Not even being biased here, I've seen Xbox Ones EVERYWHERE, and I've only seen one playstation 4 in stock somewhere.

And I'm out shopping and in the gaming section all the time.

I've see those pictures of Manhattan NY stores with stacks of Xbox Ones, but honestly around Christmas there weren't any PS4's OR Xbox ones around where I live. Not at Target. Not at Wal-Mart. Not at Best Buy. Maybe they were coming and going, or you could ask a clerk to find one, but when I went in there were none on display anywhere. So it's not like there were "mountains" of them. Alot of places I'm sure sold out.

The Wii-U seemed to have "regular" level of stock - and the PS3 and Xbox 360 both had MOUNTAINS at Best Buy, regular stock at other stores.

No idea what it looks like now as I haven't visted any of these stores since Christmas Eve.

#37 Posted by mariokart64fan (19666 posts) -

well isn't this to be expected ,

xbox one hardly has any worthwhile games ontop of that 500 dollar price tag and wiiu has 2 free games included in its 300 dollar price tag , where as xbox one has none,

also wiiu has a lot of games out and coming worth getting , so theres that and who wants to pay 500 outside the collector like my self or the fanboys like those who don't buy other consoles? ya that crowd is very thin compared to people who just play a few games here and there , ,

wii u is a better buy at the moment , same for ps4 I didn't get one because my game got delayed so theres that ,

you got games like batman ao , arkham city , cod titles, 007 . ac 4 ac3 me 3 , nfs mw u rayman legends nsmbu Nintendo land zombie u pikmin 3 Zelda , wii party u , theres a variety in games for everyone on wiiu vs x1 where theres hardly any variety at all ,

then you also have vc games and wii bc all of which can be played on the gamepad with the latest update

#38 Edited by lundy86_4 (44187 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:

lol vgchartz

lol NathanDrakeSwag thread

#39 Posted by Daious (2012 posts) -

I really don't think this is true but just wait a few more weeks until the sales data comes in.

#40 Posted by verbtex (8637 posts) -

I think the Xbox One has yet to prove itself. Plus it isn't really all that hard to sell more consoles when there are more available. At my store we had more Wii U's on hand than Xbox Ones the week before Christmas.