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Nintendo is betting on Smash Bros. and Pokémon for huge holiday sales

Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aimé doesn’t seem worried, though as he thinks both titles will do well.

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michellelynn097632d ago

Let's Go and Smash have already out pre-ordered Mario Odyssey and BOTW. That's amazing.

TekoIie32d ago

Individually or combined?

jaycptza32d ago

Wait you pre-orded games that that are out already?

SierraGuy31d ago (Edited 31d ago )

Yeah and you can get PS4 Spiderman bundle for the same price or less this Christmas.

Nintendo needs to stop "betting" and drop the price as even the bare bones Xbox will outsell switch this holiday.

Zeldafan6431d ago

You know that's not gonna happen. The Switch is going to sell a million units in Japan just in December alone. How many xboxes are going to sell in Japan in December, maybe 3 or 4 thousand.

SierraGuy31d ago (Edited 31d ago )

Nobody cares about Japan except you.

michellelynn097631d ago (Edited 31d ago )

So? Spiderman is nothing to me. It bored me and for the holidays, that's all Sony has. Smash is gonna be THEE must get game and Let's Go will be another must have.
And, um Japan matters, like it or not.

SierraGuy31d ago (Edited 31d ago )

Whatever you all think...I'll remind you in the new year who won the holiday season.

PlayStation is so much in control right now they even shrugged off E3 for crying out loud.

Anyone who actually played Spiderman does not talk that way.

If Spiderman was a switch exclusive...it would be the greatest game ever ...that's what you would preach.

Spiderman bores you? My God Nintendo has the most boring lineup ever. We're not 5 years old anymore.

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PhoenixUp32d ago

Still don’t think they’ll reach their target goal of 20 million within the fiscal year

Neonridr32d ago

meh, still doesn't mean it was a failure. 2018 wasn't as great as 2017, most definitely. But Pokemon and Smash will help usher in 2019 where there are a slew of great tiles coming.

TekoIie32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

2019 looks like it'll definitely topple 2017 if the games manage to release in 2019. Animal Crossing, Luigi's Mansion, Fire Emblem, Bayinetta, Town, Yoshi, Daemon X Machina and (maybe) Metroid.

Huge amount of variety there so can't wait and that's not including the stronger 3rd party support they're on track to get.

jaycptza32d ago

their board members won't be too pleased

SierraGuy31d ago

Compared to WII, snes, nes...Switch already flopped.

Nintendo knows.

Brazz32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

You are correct, they are not going to hit 20M, but i'm sure ninty will have amazing numbers, over 17M perhaps?

-volt-32d ago

Why does it matter to you..

PhoenixUp32d ago

@ Neo

Didn’t say that it was a failure, only that it won’t reach its goal

Neonridr32d ago

yep, my comment wasn't meant to contradict you or anything, but given what they released this year, if they can get anywhere close 20, that would be a success. The holiday season is going to be very good to Nintendo I think.

RosweeSon32d ago

Still selling many more than other consoles. X

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Sgt_Slaughter32d ago

Prepare for madness in Japanese with both titles, as well as the U.S.

DaFeelz32d ago

Well... it’s a safe bet.

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RosweeSon32d ago

10 million of each game sold by Christmas

Gemmol32d ago

That would be insane they already have 3 games over 10 million, if both of those did the same by Xmas they would have 5 in total for the switch above 10 million, while ps4 only have 1 first party game above 10 million which is uncharted

Having five 10 million sellers before its second year would be unheard of

Zeldafan6432d ago

I'm 50-50 on whether Pokemon and Smash will hit 10 million by the Switch's 2nd birthday.

RosweeSon32d ago

Yeah and wouldn’t overly surprise me smash Bros always sells a lot and well Pokemon always sell 10-15 million plus this ones new? Ok Remake but fresh and exciting and should do well. Nintendo’s attach rate is second to none ;)

DJK1NG_Gaming32d ago

Pokemon is not selling 10 million. Smash Ultimate is going to become the best selling Switch game it going go past 12m.

RosweeSon32d ago

Pokemon will sell 10 million over their stand 2 versions easily if not it’ll be worst selling Pokemon ever

SierraGuy31d ago

Not that hard to accomplish when your library is small.

People have to buy Something.

RosweeSon31d ago (Edited 31d ago )

Why don’t they buy Xbox games then forza halo sunset overdrive quantum break all barely 5 million at a push and with over another 10-15 million consoles sold therefore users minimum and they can’t sell there games small library of exclusives no one buys anyway they buy the cods and the FIFA’s etc Nintendo games sell well because Nintendo games are made well hence they’ll sit higher on metacritic than anything Xbox will come up with in the next 2/3 years or has done in the last 5 years of this generation.

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