Published on January 2nd, 2014 | by Craig Homeyard0
PS4 To Outsell The Wii U Globally By Spring
The PS4 has set sales records all over the world now, it’s fast on track to eventually being the best selling console of all time, as for now though it’s already taken the award for the fastest selling console of all time. But according to Michael Pachter, the PS4 could be about to become the best selling games console of this generation too, if sales figures are to continue the way they are now.
The best selling console of this generation is currently Nintendo’s Wii U, it had a 12 month start over both the PS4 and Xbox One, however its sales have not been impressive by any standards. Only selling 5 million units in its time since its release it has performed significantly worse than its predecessor. In only six weeks in, the PS4 has already sold 3.4 million units globally, this means it’s only 1.6 million behind the Wii U at this moment in time.
Pachter claims that if sales continue to go in the direction that they are now for the PS4, the console will end up beating Nintendo in the race to be the best selling console of this generation. This could all occur as soon as Spring this year, this is what Pachter had to say about the sales of the PS4, “I am pretty sure the Wii U will still be ahead in March, but PS4 is going to pass it in 2014 at some point. PS4 will only be at 5-5.5 million by March, Wii U should be a hair ahead of that. Probably April or May.”
This prediction of April or May is also very well founded as well. March see’s a whole load of AAA games releasing for the PS4, these include Infamous: Second Son, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Thief, Basement Crawl and Planetside 2. All of these titles will be reasons for gamers to make the jump from theirs PS3′s or Xbox 360′s over to the next generation of game consoles, around this time we should expect to see a jump in hardware sales too, and no doubt the PS4 will be at the forefront of this.
The Wii U doesn’t just have to worry about the PS4 either, Microsoft’s Xbox One is selling extremely well at the moment too, and has well over 2 million units sold in the Untied States alone at this moment in time. It looks like the Xbox One will be the console to beat the Wii U into third and final place, just how long this will take to happen is anyones guess, but it will probably be sooner rather than later.
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Source: Gamer Fit Nation