Before we get into the meat of this article, this news is as being reported by VGChartz. VGChartz is a controversial source of sales information because of the way they gather their information. If you’d like to read why we don’t usually source VGChartz, check out this excellent Gamasutra article. That being said, take this with a grain of salt until we have more conformation from reputable sources.
The news was first broken by Forbes, who reported that according to VGChartz, the Wii U outsold the Xbox One the week before Christmas, managing to move 319,860 units that week, while the Xbox One only sold 307,366. There’s plenty of reasons why the Wii U may have overtaken Microsoft’s latest consoles and raw, incomplete sales numbers only paint half the picture. Still, there’s no denying that the Wii U has done decidedly well this holiday season, with many analysts still calling for its death. Here’s a look at charts for that week:
We won’t know the full result of the Wii U’s impact this holiday season until Nintendo reports on its financial quarter sometime in the next few months. What do you think?