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The Switch will sell more in Japan alone, than the Wii U has worldwide.



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Nem said:

It's perfectly possible. The thing is, despite what people think, Nintendo can't support an HD console by themselves. They need third party support.

So, the switch will obviously experience draughts, just like every Nintendo system after the Snes. Even the sucessful Wii lost much of its support on its last years cause third parties jumped ship.
The underpowered home console gig just doesn't fly with developers and publishers. The Nintendo console for Nintendo games only works for fans. So, it's perfectly possible. Especially if you add the unsatisfied Wii U owners.

I dont think anybody has said that Nintendo can support a device all by themselves, but even with great 3rd party support a Nintendo device needs a solid output of Nintendo games because ultimately those are the biggest reasons to buy any Nintendo device.

Having a solid output of Nintendo games becomes increasingly difficult as development staff/time/cost increases and it's not feasible for Nintendo to provide adequate support to two seperate devices any longer.

Switch needs to be the successor to both 3DS & Wii U in order for Nintendo output to be adequate, if its just the Wii U successor and Nintendo releases a seperate successor to 3DS that is more powerful than Vita, Nintendo output will be poor on both devices and 3rd party support will be split.

The best move for Nintendo is to consolidate their software teams, their userbase & their 2nd/3rd party partners to create a single successful device rather than two seperate poor/mediocre selling devices.

Theoretically, s single device selling 50 million units of hardware & 350 million units of software is likely more profitable for Nintendo than selling two devices at 10-15 million & 35-40 million units of hardware with 100 million & 250 million units of software.



When the herd loses its way, the shepard must kill the bull that leads them astray.

I predict that you make a lot of bad predictions.



If people considered it more home console than it will fail,if they considered it like a handheld it would sell well.



PS4 - over 100 millions let's say 120m
Xbox One - 70m
Wii U - 25m

Vita - 15m if it will not get Final Fantasy Kingdoms Heart and Monster Hunter 20m otherwise
3DS - 80m

small44 said:
If people considered it more home console than it will fail,if they considered it like a handheld it would sell well.

I think people need to stop arguing over semantics.

"Its a home console that can be played on the go!!!!"

"No, its a handheld that can be played on a TV!!!"

It's simply a device designed to function as both.



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Geralt said:

I predict switch will do well the first couple weeks and then itll drop to sub 30k levels. At least the wii u had decent 3rd party support and free online. Switch does not..

I predict sales will be low enough for nintendo to come up with a 3ds successor and switch will sell worse than wii u.

I think 15 million is the maximum the switch well sell. We will see soon!

how could it sell worse than Wii U if you have predicted 15million maximum where as WiiU is less than that.  regardless if there are units that would be sold, i doubt it would be in millions, hundred thousands.  



I predict it will sell less than Virtual Boy actually. :D



Again with the Nintendo thread... it's a hybrid, it shouldn't fail cause 3DS fans will easily fall in love with the switch but then again all the Wii user base were no where to be found when the Wii U launched, I think it's gonna do just fine and won't be as bad as Wii U



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dharh said:
KingofTrolls said:
Bullshit OP. Switch is the only handheld with reasonable power + normal architecture.

Problem here is the battery life.  2-5 hours which probably means 3 hours of typical usage is not enough to make it through the day.

Play it for three hours in the morning, put it on charge and do something else, then play another 3 hours in the evening, problem solved. :P

 

petrson said:
it shouldn't fail cause 3DS fans will easily fall in love with the switch 

It should be remembered that 3DS couldn't sell well at $250. Switch is $300.

 

Nem said:

It's perfectly possible. The thing is, despite what people think, Nintendo can't support an HD console by themselves. They need third party support.

So, the switch will obviously experience draughts, just like every Nintendo system after the Snes. Even the sucessful Wii lost much of its support on its last years cause third parties jumped ship.
The underpowered home console gig just doesn't fly with developers and publishers. The Nintendo console for Nintendo games only works for fans. So, it's perfectly possible. Especially if you add the unsatisfied Wii U owners.

It's first year is already looking a bit sparse; as far as major new games, the only ones it seems to have so far are Zelda, ARMS, Splatoon 2, Fire Emblem Warriors, Mario Odyssey, and the extremely-likely-to-be-pushed-back-to-2018 Xenoblade 2. That's 6 big games for 2017, which is around par with Wii U's better years.