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How many NXs will sell WW Lifetime?

0 to 10 Million 84 14.56%
 
10.1 - 20 Million 82 14.21%
 
20.1 - 30 Million 108 18.72%
 
30.1 - 50 Million 123 21.32%
 
50.1 - 75 Million 83 14.38%
 
75 Million + !!!! = Nintendomination 97 16.81%
 
Total:577
midrange said:
zero129 said:

Well first off if the Rumors are true this thing is a Handheld that can be used as a console.

So lets look at Nintendos Handheld market, has any of their handhelds sold less then 30 million units?

Even looking at the Charts now if the 3DS was classed as a console it would be the number 1 selling console in the world.

I think this alone should give a good impression of what a new nintendo handheld can do, Never mind that it could possibly be used as a Tablet too and well i think this thing is going to sell like hot cakes and thats just based on the rumors.

Has any handheld ever successfully been priced as a console? People won't be willing to drop more than $250 for a handheld. Just look at the 3ds. It was a flop when it started out at $250, but it was saved when it dropped to $180

This isn't a "handheld". It's a hybrid console. There's never been anything like this really so using past examples for the future doesn't make sense. 

There HAS been a console that was woefully underpowered moreso than the Tegra X1 is to an XBox One ... that was called the Wii. That did OK. 

Inflation adjusted that would cost right around $299.99 today. 



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Is impossible to make a decent prediction right now, there's too many things about the console we don't know including the price, I like the idea, there are some things that don't make a lot of sense though, but that could easily be because is not so well described, I do understand the concept they are going for and I think this could end up selling like 3DS, but again, need more info.



Its a handheld you hook up to your TV...

It could potentially sell as much as the 3DS has, and then some, because it ll be the only "console" option from nintendo this time, so not only will it sell to the handheld users, but also to the people that buy nintendos home consoles.

If nintendo play its cards right, the NX should atleast go over 50m lifetime.



Honestly, without more info on the detachable controllers this thing is still pretty hard to fully understand... I was expecting maybe a handheld that could stream wirelessly to a tv, but this thing is going to be quite different. We also don't know about price yet. If it's aiming to capture the handheld market it has to be cheap. The fact it docks rather than streams to tv could be a cost cutting feature.

Anyway, if they can make it for a good price I could see it doing better than the 3ds. Zelda alone will ensure early sales beat the 3ds' and focusing their first party dev on one console will greatly improve the number of first party games.

After the wii u, is does feel daring to predict any positive sales for a Nintendo console but there you go.



Soundwave said:
midrange said:

Has any handheld ever successfully been priced as a console? People won't be willing to drop more than $250 for a handheld. Just look at the 3ds. It was a flop when it started out at $250, but it was saved when it dropped to $180

This isn't a "handheld". It's a hybrid console. There's never been anything like this really so using past examples for the future doesn't make sense. 

There HAS been a console that was woefully underpowered moreso than the Tegra X1 is to an XBox One ... that was called the Wii. That did OK. 

Inflation adjusted that would cost right around $299.99 today. 

If so, then you can't look at the install bases for handhelds (such as the ds) and call them gauranteed buyers of the NX.

It's funny that you mention the wii even though the same strategy was adopted for the wii u, and we all know how that turned out...



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Hard to tell. In Japan could be a huge success, but maybe not so much in America and Europe.



                
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Honestly?

100m. I think the hybrid gimmick will make a lot of casual Nintendo fans comfortable in getting as a secondary console. If they can market it as high end tablet that would surely help them selling above 75m. As someone who didn't get a 3DS and Wii U, combining the two together into one efficient purchase is suddenly a lot more appealing. However we can only gauge so much from paper, we really need to see how Nintendo are going to package this thing.



over 75 mil. they are not going to repeat the same mistake of Wii U and usually Nintendo learns...

Gamecube/Wii
Wii U/ NX



Switch!!!

midrange said:
zero129 said:

Well first off if the Rumors are true this thing is a Handheld that can be used as a console.

So lets look at Nintendos Handheld market, has any of their handhelds sold less then 30 million units?

Even looking at the Charts now if the 3DS was classed as a console it would be the number 1 selling console in the world.

I think this alone should give a good impression of what a new nintendo handheld can do, Never mind that it could possibly be used as a Tablet too and well i think this thing is going to sell like hot cakes and thats just based on the rumors.

Has any handheld ever successfully been priced as a console? People won't be willing to drop more than $250 for a handheld. Just look at the 3ds. It was a flop when it started out at $250, but it was saved when it dropped to $180

We can't ignore that it is both a handheld and console (and likely a tablet). This will certainly effective its percieved value and ability to sell at a higher price $299.

The 3DS was averaging 80k a week when it was performing badly, with no compelling software and no clear justification for its fairly high price (unless you see 3D as justification). 

 

 

 



JRPGfan said:

Its a handheld you hook up to your TV...

It could potentially sell as much as the 3DS has, and then some, because it ll be the only "console" option from nintendo this time, so not only will it sell to the handheld users, but also to the people that buy nintendos home consoles.

If nintendo play its cards right, the NX should atleast go over 50m lifetime.

Unless a lot of people who bought a 3ds were not happy with their purchase or don't like gaming on handheld any more.