on 20 November 2018
Switch needs an enormously strong fiscal Q3 to come anywhere even close to Nintendo's bold forecast. This isn't exactly the best way to start that, particularly since these October numbers include the Smash Ultimate bundle. Being down YoY when last year was hindered by stock shortages for the Switch isn't something that should be made light of.
The Smash Bros Ultimate Nintendo Switch bundle wasn't released last month. It was released on November 2.
Ocotber NPD didn't end till November 4th.
Predictions (Made July 2019)
LTD: PS4 - 130m, Switch - 110m, XBO - 52m 2019 : PS4 - 15m, Switch - 18.8m, XBO - 4.8m 2020: Switch - 22m (Peak Year)