I gotta wonder if Nintendo just doesn't have any faith in a price drop. Wii U launched at too high of a price, full stop. A price drop now... would it really work? Maybe around when smash releases would be better.
Alternatively, I don't think a single month of still-poor standards by any other than the Vita's own are going to incite a rethinking of strategy over at SE/Capcom, and if they did, I don't know why you'd prefer that Sony turn them away rather than accept and encourage all support they might receive for their struggling platform.
Unless that was a joke post that just went over my head.
It has nothing to do with doom and gloom. The console market is obviously in terrible shape, but the reason I think it's likely that the PS4 saw a decline vs April is simple trends. Seasonal trends tend to have much more weight than the release of whatever the AAA of the month is. May is almost invariably a worst month for consoles than April. Even if the console industry was in excellent shape, a prediction for fewer sales in May than April would be the rational one.
Xbox One numbers are skewed considering they announced a $100 "price drop" halfway through the months. Lets not get carried away with ourselves looking at these numbers guys. No one expected ms to have gonna numbers this months
If the Wii U hasn't outsold the Xbox One this month, it almost certainly will next month. Hell, it might even outsell the PS4, even if only for the month of June. Mario Kart is pretty big and as far as I know there aren't any games this month to push PS4's.
I dunno about that, Xbone is getting a $100 price cut (Even if its technically not really a price cut, just a new option without the kinect) so I wouldn't be surprised if the Xbone beats Wii U in june. But if it does, I bet it will be very close and both consoles will be above 100K.
Maybe I'm in the minority opinion here, but I don't think June Xbox 1 sales are going to be miraculously better than May.
I think they'll improve a bit, but they still have very compelling Titanfall bundles that compare favorably, if not better, than the standalone Xbox SKU.
I think May sales reflect a continuing attenuation effect from Titanfall, which isn't having impressive legs or much staying power on the Xbox One. Interesting how much Microsoft bet on the wrong horse with that one....Destiny is going to have a much more profound effect for PS4 sales, and it's not even an exclusive like Titanfall is.
It won't overtake either long term, no. But I can't really think of anything that's coming out in June that would sell either of the other two. $400 X1 is great and all but I don't think that would effect sales too much without a reason to buy it. Meanwhile the Wii U MK8 bundle is sold out will sell out too for a while.