Video game industry analyst Michael Pachter believes that the Wii U will sell around 20 million units worldwide during this console cycle. The prediction was part of a speech that Pachter delivered during a DICE Europe conference which took place last week. During the conference Pachter told audience members that the console installed base is as big as it’s ever going to get and that it won’t be bigger than the last generation, it will be around the same.
“The console installed base is as big as it’s ever going to get,” he said. “[This] generation is not going to be bigger than the last generation. We’re going to be about the same.”
“The Wii U is going to sell 20 million units compared to 100 million for the Wii. The PlayStation 4 is going to sell 120 million or 130 million – that’s great. The Xbox One will sell 100 million to 110 million – that’s great. Add it all together and it’s 260 million units, maybe, and the last cycle was 270 million.”