Neither Wii nor DS needed heavy third party support to get to 100m, 3DS has had decent level of support and manage to hit 70m (will finish at 75-80m at the end of things) even after the early troubles.
People thinking third parties will dictate hitting that mile stone are mistaken Nintendo really only ever need enough filler titles between first party title to be fine as its their first party that sell the platform not third party. Far all big cards are used, Pokemon, Fire Emblem, Animal Crossing, Tomodachi, Metroid etc... You even mentioned Splatoon 2 which is a new IP only established 3 years ago what's to say more like it aren't on the way.
As good as some of those other games are, they're not exactly system sellers.
This isn't a bash on ninty's games or game quality, but whether or not they'll hit the 100m mark when it's all said and done. I just don't see it without 3rd party support for the inbetween big ninty releases. Guesss time will tell if it ends up doing Wii or WiiU numbers. Wii had a great motion control gimmick that made it a seller for families with small kids. That helped paved the way for a decent 3rd party support line even if there was a lot of shovelware. . Will have to see if the portability schtick will play as important a factor for the switch.Last edited by BillyBong - on 21 January 2018
Man.. I hate it when your girl has to leave my place to come back to you..