Analyst: Wii U to Rule Japanese Holiday Season Thanks to PS4 and Xbox One Delay

on October 27, 2013 1:20 PM

Lately sales of the Wii U in Japan have been nothing to call home about. As a matter of fact we can easily say that they are bordering disaster, with weekly sales dropping under 3,000, but according to Nomura Securities analyst Kei Nagao Nintendo still has a chance to celebrate a merry Christmas thanks to the local delay of the release of the PS4 and the Xbox One, as he told MSN Sankei News.

With the release PS4 and Xbox One delayed, the face of the holiday shopping season in Japan will be the Wii U. The software library will also be enriched towards the end of the year and TV commercials will intensify in an effort to increase sales.

Nintendo’s Wii U line up for Japan before the end of the year includes Wii Party U, Super Mario 3D World and Monster Hunter Frontier G.

Will it be enough to pull the console out of its slump in Japan? We’ll have to wait and see.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.