Wii U expected to dominate this Christmas

December 6, 2013 6:14 PM

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Wii U expected to dominate this Christmas

The Wii U is expected to be more popular than the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 amongst children this Christmas. This prediction comes courtesy of Play.com owner, Rakuten, which also revealed that the console saw a 75% sales increase in October.

The site said, via MCV, that the Wii U and the iPad are expected to be on more Christmas lists than the new consoles from Microsoft or Sony. The site said, "The marketplace's social media analysis surprisingly showed that the brand new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles are trailing in second and third place respectively behind the Wii U and iPad."

However, the site did state that although the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One sold out during Black Friday, "it appears that those on the hunt for the latest consoles are gamers rather than consumers buying for their loved ones."

It should be noted that this prediction relates to what children are looking for this Christmas, rather than the gaming community as a whole. Nintendo will be hoping for a surge in sales this Christmas amidst reports that the Xbox One has overtaken the Wii U's lifetime sales in the short time that it has been available.

Source: technology.canoe.ca

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