January was slower than expected however the IRS would not accept any tax returns until January 30th. people use tax returns to spend on thrill items like gaming consoles.
The slowdown reported was also for the U.S. only. The basher will not tell you this.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
The Wii U is not the biggest seller of the game consoles. The Sony P/S is along with the king of gaming consoles Xbox.
Thanks. i was concerned when I saw sales were down, but the tax return issue makes sense. I use my tax return to have fun with.
Don't forget China who lifted the ban on game consoles. Over 44 million game consoles are expected to be sold in 2014 and that estimate does not include China yet.
It has been a long time since Sony or Microsoft released a new console. Close to 10 years. Most will want to get the newest to replace these older units.
Both will be selling for the holiday season.
Chips will have to be shipped by AMD in either the 2nd or 3rd quarter.
AMD was in only 30 million PC's for 2012. Imaging what it will be like being in 44 million gaming consoles. I see $250 in new revenue coming to AMD.