Michael Pachter has projected the future sales of the Nintendo Wii U and PS4. According to a report from Gamer Fit Nation on Jan. 2, the analyst from Wedbush Securities revealed that he expects that the lifetime install base of Nintendo’s console should still exceed Sony’s next-generation system by the completion of the third month of this year.
Michael Pachter believed that the PS4 will sell somewhere between “5-5.5 million” at the end of March. He projected that the Nintendo Wii U should slightly be ahead at that point. The analyst added that Sony’s next-generation system should be able to surpass Nintendo’s console in the following month or two, however. You can find a few hardware shots of the PS4 in the gallery to the left of this article and the comments from the analyst below:
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.
The Nintendo Wii U was formally released on Nov. 18, 2012, while the PS4 came out on Nov. 15, 2013. Although Nintendo is struggling in terms of hardware sales, Sony isn’t running into the same problem. The PS4 is quickly selling out at retailers every time it was restocked.
Nintendo previously announced plans to sell 9 million units of the Nintendo Wii U for the company’s fiscal year that is ending on March 31st. Sony also announced a sales target of 5 million PS4 systems on the same cutoff date. Both companies are also competing with Microsoft and the Xbox One.