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I don't think switch will be the success everyone is making it out to be. next year sales will slow down big time. IMO nintendo is releasing all there big guns this year, and look at october sales, just a regular october 290k units despite launching with a huge mario title and having stock everywhere.



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quickrick said:

I don't think switch will be the success everyone is making it out to be. next year sales will slow down big time. IMO nintendo is releasing all there big guns this year, and look at october sales, just a regular october 290k units despite launching with a huge mario title and having stock everywhere.

Your analysis makes no sense.

Switch did on par with PS4 first Oct, both just under 300k and Mario Odyssey only had 2 days of tracking in Oct. Its affects will be seen through Nov/Dec.

Nintendo still has Pokemon, Animal Crossing, Smash Bros, 2D Mario which are just as big/bigger than the titles they released this year on top of dozens of B/C tier titles to keep momentum going. It also still has price cuts and revisions to be released.

Their is nothing that suggests Switch will see a big drop in sales next year other than simply wanting it to do worse.



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quickrick said:

I don't think switch will be the success everyone is making it out to be. next year sales will slow down big time. IMO nintendo is releasing all there big guns this year, and look at october sales, just a regular october 290k units despite launching with a huge mario title and having stock everywhere.

Nintendo has still not released.

-Super Smash Bros

-Animal Crossing

-Pokemon

Arguably, all will be bigger or at least as big as any franchise this year sales wise outside of Super Mario Odyssey.  Along with the Holiday boost every system receives.



shoichi said:
quickrick said:

I don't think switch will be the success everyone is making it out to be. next year sales will slow down big time. IMO nintendo is releasing all there big guns this year, and look at october sales, just a regular october 290k units despite launching with a huge mario title and having stock everywhere.

Nintendo has still not released.

-Super Smash Bros

-Animal Crossing

-Pokemon

Arguably, all will be bigger or at least as big as any franchise this year sales wise outside of Super Mario Odyssey.  Along with the Holiday boost every system receives.

I dont think those games have anywhere near the system selling power as the titles released this year, except for pokemon, but you have one that just released this year, so that will kill THE excitement for a new title next year.  not mention all the media for mario and zelda got with a 97 metracritic, that would push most nintedo fans to buy, then you have mario kart 8, which sold a shit ton, and splatoon which in japan they seem to be going crazy for. 



quickrick said:
shoichi said:

Nintendo has still not released.

-Super Smash Bros

-Animal Crossing

-Pokemon

Arguably, all will be bigger or at least as big as any franchise this year sales wise outside of Super Mario Odyssey.  Along with the Holiday boost every system receives.

I dont think those games have anywhere near the system selling power as the titles released this year, except for pokemon, but you have one that just released this year, so that will kill THE excitement for a new title next year.  not mention all the media for mario and zelda got with a 97 metracritic, that would push most nintedo fans to buy, then you have mario kart 8, which sold a shit ton, and splatoon which in japan they seem to be going crazy for. 

Animal Crossing and Smash Bros. have both proven to be capable of 10 million+ sales...3D Mario is also capable of about the same sales, Zelda has never broken 10 million, but we'll see if either can do even better this time around...my money is more on Zelda than Mario to hit new heights, but we'll see.

Still that means these other two could be decent sales engines, and Pokémon is likely in a position to be even bigger.  I'd also suggest that an ambitious 2D Mario could outsell all of the above (need a d-pad joycon, Nintendo!)

@OT: abuse of Blue Ocean and Casual terminology, booo.  I'd agree Nintendo doesn't need to shift back to the Wii/DS software approach, but I don't think it would hurt to offer that type of software, too.



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Blue Ocean doesn't necessarily mean casuals. The strategy is just basically to do something different and don't worry about benchmarking against your main competitor.    The Switch is still Blue Ocean in a lot of ways.



Switch is essentially an example of games (quality and quantity) above all else contributing to sales. As long as you simply have a healthy lineup of diverse games that appeal to a relatively large audience, you'll do ok. I suppose the convenience of the Switch's portability helps as well, but it's not the key element. The whole casual thing and motion controls for Wii I've always said was a completely overblown reason as to why Wii was even successful in the first place, and Switch is proof of this.



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quickrick said:
shoichi said:

Nintendo has still not released.

-Super Smash Bros

-Animal Crossing

-Pokemon

Arguably, all will be bigger or at least as big as any franchise this year sales wise outside of Super Mario Odyssey.  Along with the Holiday boost every system receives.

I dont think those games have anywhere near the system selling power as the titles released this year, except for pokemon, but you have one that just released this year, so that will kill THE excitement for a new title next year.  not mention all the media for mario and zelda got with a 97 metracritic, that would push most nintedo fans to buy, then you have mario kart 8, which sold a shit ton, and splatoon which in japan they seem to be going crazy for. 

It’s kinda hard to kill the excitement of a core Pokémon RPG game coming to an HD console with portability. An HD core Pokémon game is something fans have been wanting for years. It’s kinda up there with a localized Mother 3, FFVII Remake, Half-Life 3, etc.



Maybe, but I still think the Wii was a good system and has an important place in gaming history.

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