Posted Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 06:30 AM PST by Brian Hoss
The Wii U's initial sales pace is expected to be faster than the Wii's debut was before falling back to only 70% of Wii sales after four years according to a research report picked up by Forbes.
The report was produced by IHS Screen Digest and cites “Pent-up demand from Nintendo evangelists, many of which were introduced to the console market through the success of the Wii, is predicted to drive this explosive start.” The report goes on to predict supply shortages for the Wii U over the next two months while still managing to sell 12% more units than the Wii did over a similar period six years ago.
The 70% number after four years translates to 53.2 million Wii U units sold before 2017, which is ambitious to say the least.
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