The Wall Street Journal has a new report out in the wild that suggests Nintendo has very high expectations of the Nintendo Switch in its first year.
It probably will
They can probably only produce that many in that span. By next year gives it basically anything less than 2 full years. To sell 7 mil a year average is possible but Switch gonna stagnate, it's not as popular as a ps2, PS4, DS, Wii etc.
It is true that they can only produce so many, but they just announced that they are doubling production . . . bringing it up to 16 million next fiscal year. Either the Switch will catch on, unlike the Wii U, or you can expect lots of overstock and deep discounts to move units next year.
I need to borrow your crystal ball if you already know how popular it is going to be. I need to check some stock options.
IN MY OPINION: I think the thing is going to sell like hotcakes. I love mine and since I got it my PS4 and PC's have collected dust.
So far my switch is collecting dust. I don't see it going far.
Right, Toshinden^ (this is in response to your comment)
Your ps4 and PC are collecting dust???
Lol what are you playing on switch other than zelda?
Ps4 has so many games releasing non stop and PC is a haven of titles so I'm just a little confused.
Zelda botw is a big game tho so maybe that's it.
Of course it'll stagnate, it has nothing to play until Mario, and the last major Mario release didn't really sell that many consoles anyway. This would be fine if the console was powerful enough to get modern AAA 3rd party ports, but it doesn't look like that's happening either.
Well yes, but I still see this moving 50 million if they just solely focus on this platform
They can introduce a smaller version like a mini without the dock for more traditional handheld consumers, top down Zelda, Pokemon etc and I think they will be fine.
Only thing that can hurt Nintendo, is Nintendo. What they do legit is going to decide how well this will do in the next few years.
I guess I can give it that credit that it can sell a general console 1st year number which is about 10 mill. Most consoles so between 9 and 11 plus the mill it already sold. I see that as fair but that's if it continues. These are mostly core fans. If the novelty dies down and people are still buying it.
I'm inclined to agree. If they sold through 2 million in a month, that's 11.5 million all of next fiscal year. Even the Xbox One with much more negative reactions to it did that in the first couple years.
Except XONE sold 1 million plus in the first 24 hours........
Has all major 3rd party support.....
Mind you, it had the whole DRM thing going for it and still sold over 1 million in mere hours.....
True, but I'm hoping this also means they begin porting 3DS games to Switch too with their change of expectations now they realize it can be successful.
the wiiu was shit. an embarrassment.
If Nintendo just focuses on this device ONLY, it should easily surpass Wii U sales.
1. I want to see them pledge 100% support of this device and not make another Portable like they are saying
2.I want a Switch Slim Mini as well as an XL
3. I want to see a version with the unit by itself and dock optional at a lower cost.
4. If number 1 is correct, then its a given that we will see top down Zelda concept, Pokemon, Animal Crossing, Mario RPG like the Super Star Saga series etc.
They just focus on this, I see this easily moving 50 million units if not more. They have the install base for this, they simply need to focus on it.
I know it will. It's too good to fail. It offers versatility in how we game that no one can offer right now but Nintendo. People like new experiences or at least unique ones in this "we've already seen it all" world.
" It offers versatility in how we game "
Didn't 3DS sell less then DS?
They still need to capture that portable market bud. That is the market that they need right now that is shrinking.
This is not offering anything that they haven't done before with the exception of a video out feature.
With MOST of their base playing portable, I find it hard to believe they would be moving units based on being able to play on the TV.
Smash on 3DS sold MORE units then the Wii U version bud. its very, very clear that their fans for the most part exist on portable.
"Nintendo Switch May Surpass Wii U Sales By Next Year"
Not really surprising. WiiU was a failure.
But it's still a nice chunk of millions to outsell in one year.
It was more about how Nintendo is increasing production with that kind of expectation. Which was not how they had been approaching the system good or bad.
It's not that hard to outsell Wii U. Even Vita accomplished that effortless feat
Vita did not outsell todays wiiu numbers in its first year...
No but Vita consistently stayed ahead of Wii U sales throughout its entire lifetime, even though Sony dropped first party support half way through
But what's Vita's best selling game? Wii U software sold excellent compared to the install base. It's more successful if you ask me with better games.
It's even more appalling that Wii U with all its best selling games still couldn't manage to outsell Vita
Wii U had a great library. What killed it really was poor proof of concept and poor marketing. It also needed a Unique Name .
Is that suppose to be some kind of an accomplishment???? The Wii U is Nintendo's worst selling console EVER!! It only sold 13 million units and Nintendo actually thought they were gonna sell 100 million?!??!.....What a joke the Switch isaint gonna sell much better if there arnt enough games on the system!! Just like the Wii U that was the main reason why it only sold 13 million not enough games came out and no 3rd party support. Thank god the switch won't have that problem......,.........o wait they're already having that problem and that's gonna be the problem for the first yr!! And no a 2 yr old rehashed Mario kart 8 and Splatoon 2 doesn't equal a lot of good games coming out!! Or a bunch of shitty cheap shitty indie titles Sorry Nintendo butt boys. 2018 who knows??? I'm not putting any faith into Nintendo after the Wii U!! Nope they better show a lot of shit at E3 this yr! Like an actual proper Metroid game! A console Pokémon game. A NEW super smash bros. And actual new good main 3rd party games not a 5 yr old non remastered version of skyrim!!! That doesn't count as good 3rd party support Nintendo u bunch of ignorant dumb japs!!!
I think you need to add some more exclamation points because of how intelligent they make you look.
Also your racist rant about "Japs" isn't appreciated. Grow up, your post reads like it was written by a dumb ass 10 year old.
Lol all I hear is whining in your post tone it down to a civil level please child
After that last sentence you are a straight up trashbag
to sell 13.5 million units in one year's time is more than they have sold in 5 years time... yes, that is an accomplishment.
that is an accomplishment to out sell your failure in 1/4 the time... you are on full hate. Try being more balanced and maybe we can have a real discussion.
I'm definitely going to be a Switch owner. But I'm waiting for more games to release for the system.
I'm thinking about picking one up with Zelda and Mario Odyssey.
zelda a long game, I would not get it anywhere close to another game, with everything that you can do, its very fun im at 75 hours and only completed 75 shrines out of 120.......I would get it spaced out if I was you, but if you can find a way to play both and still get to do all in zelda then more power to you
Would be mighty impressive to do so in only a year... This thing will be more successful than Wii U no doubt... As long as games keep coming in, I'll keep playing :)
Yeah, I have no doubts it will be more successful if they keep the ball rolling.
The legendary Nintendo Switch is a smashing success and a massive gold mine for Nintendo. Being the world's first and only hybrid console, having launched with the very best game within the last couple generations, it is a no brainer for the Switch to succeed as much as it is. In fact it is even more successful than what many Nintendo diehards are expecting. Despite the poor reception of Wii U, Nintendo knows how to do business, with the Switch being their all new money maker. Unlike Sony with PSNow and MS with PlayAnywhere, Nintendo will not go third party any time soon, if ever.
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Only in the minds of the most diehard Nintendo fans will the Switch succeed. For the rest of the gaming community and industry, it'll be forgotten in short order.
The Wii U was tragic. I'm worried the switch will be the same. Nintendo have a habit of going against what everyone wants.
Based on the very poor 3rd party support, it doesn't look good for the Switch. And based on the many serious design flaws, defects, and cheap materials, it's doubtful that the Switch will succeed.
Not too surprised if it does. The Switch is a pretty attractive system especially to people like me who enjoy the 3DS library of games.
I mean....with them calling it a "home console" you need to understand that many 3DS owners may not see it that way and for great reason.
Nintendo has confirmed they are in talks to produce another portable. So I'm holding off until I hear more as I'm not support a Wii U vs 3DS type situation.
I hope so.
During the initial rumours of the Switch, I was hoping for a pocket sized dedicated handheld device that would perform better than my Vita, but the Switch is a little too big with gimmicky controllers.
Being marketed as a console "first & foremost" meant they could price everything at console prices, plus extra in some cases.
I'd be more interested in something more powerful than the Vita that can fit in my pocket & have games priced the same.
Nintendo denies the Switch replacing the 3DS but we already know the Switch is getting games like Fire Emblem, SMT, and Pokemon (hinted that it could very well be a mainline Pokemon game). That's the main reason I bought my 3DS so if the Switch is getting those games, I see no reason not to get one.
Is an easy target considering how low the Wii U sold. I want to wait for when the hype smoke clears and then see how the numbers normalize. After Zelda, there is simply no other interesting game until December when Mario arrives.
Lol, I wouldn't count on it.
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