Some retailers are seeing double the number of pre-orders for next-generation consoles as they have for the previous launch
With roughly 4 months still to go, some retailers are reporting that pre-orders are twice as high as last-gen (PS3, X360) consoles.
Could this mean the gaming community has expanded vastly since the current-gen launch? Maybe Wii U flop has pushed Nintendo gamers towards PS and Xbox?
Yes for both I believe. The Wii was successful because it was cheap and it brought in something which was new and exciting (Motion Controls).
Its no longer so cheap and the motion controls aspect has been surpassed by both the PS and Xbox. It also brought in something no one wanted, a giant gameboy-like controller.
For the gaming community expanding its maybe because of products like the Wii bringing in more casual gamers, or smartphones like the iPhone bringing in even more casual gamers. Regardless of the cause the evidence is clear, Everyone's a bit of a gamer, be it COD or Candy Crush, BF or Just Dance, maybe even GTA or Solitaire; Gaming is bigger than it ever was and is still getting bigger.