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curl-6 said:

Well, at this stage it looks like 3DS is not going to reach the lifetime sales of the GBA or PSP, leaving it as as Nintendo's lowest selling portable and falling short of even the loser of last gen's portable war.

Should be easy for Switch to surpass the 3DS then. GBA and PSP would just be a small step so PS3 and 360 become the target. (~85m)



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Jranation said:
And any comparisons to past Mario Tennis games?

Not even worth comparing :D

Best selling Tennis title was the OG on the N64 at 2.32M

Aces is already ahead of that and currently going for the crown of Tennis games (Sega Superstar Tennis is higher on VGC but not sure how accurate this is)

Safe to say Aces is the bestselling Tennis game of all time.



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I was skeptical in the "Will Nintendo ship 20m Switch units" thread. They already knew they wouldn't make that number when Furukawa called it an ambitious goal a month or so ago. Looks like I was right and I stand by my hypothesis: Nintendo expected Labo to do big numbers but Labo never was a blue ocean product like the games on Wii and DS. Thus, it predictably failed to push hardware.

On a positive note, the results are still good and software sales are outstanding. But Nintendo has to do something this year to push sales. I'm skeptical about the Switch selling 20m+ as of late. Q1 2019 (calendar year) looks barren from a software perspective and if we don't get a Direct in the next days, I expect it to stay that way. Metroid's development reboot certainly makes it harder to fill up the release schedule for the year. I hope we will get a Direct soon and Nintendo will prove me wrong.

They'll also need a price cut this year as the Switch is somewhat underperforming in Japan compared to the 3DS (and DS as well, of course). It's time to drop 3DS development once and for all now and focus on the Switch. What made the DS and Wii sell like crazy were the steady streams of software. And Nintendo could've had such a steady stream for Switch last year if those 3DS games had been Switch titles (or cross-platform) instead.



Marth said:
Jranation said:
Pokemon reached 10mil!!!! Any comparisons to past pokemon games? I think it did amazingly considering how much they changed the gameplay.

Pokemon games for reference

SM - 14.69m (3.81m Japan / 10.88m ROTW)
XY - 11.61m (4.34m Japan / 7.27m ROTW)
Let's Go 10.0m (1.85m Japan / 8.16m ROTW)
ORAS - 9.35m (2.92m Japan / 6.43m ROTW)
USUM - 7.71m (2.37m Japan / 5.3m ROTW)

Weaker in Japan but much stronger in the west.

Not surprised from the west. I saw more videos of people playing pokemon Go in other countries than in Japan (or they just dont record people playing in Japan). It has 9 more months to gather tonnes of sales before next Gen comes out. 



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Stellar number, but everyone expected stellar numbers so in comparison, 9,4 million in 3 months seem disapointing, just like the december npd results where everyone was disapointed by the 1.7 million Switch did instead of 2+ million.

Can we make a "Switch sales surpassed N64's sales" or is it too soon yet ? :D



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Miyamotoo said:
wombat123 said:
After seeing that forecast reduction for hardware, I'm guessing that we won't get a direct until March.

That dont make sense. Pls explain.

It's nothing scientific and I'm probably wrong, it's just that lowered hardware projections for the final quarter compared to last year makes me think that they don't have much confidence in their software line-up for the rest of the fiscal year. If that were the case then my most logical explanation would be that Yoshi's Crafted World is all that's left for the fiscal year which would make a February direct almost pointless since there would be nothing new of significance to announce for February or March.

Of course, now that I say this they'll probably announce a direct next week.

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SKMBlake said:
Can we make a "Switch sales surpassed N64's sales" or is it too soon yet ? :D

Almost, but not yet :D



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wombat123 said:
Miyamotoo said:

That dont make sense. Pls explain.

It's nothing scientific and I'm probably wrong, it's just that lowered hardware projections for the final quarter compared to last year makes me think that they don't have much confidence in their software line-up for the rest of the fiscal year. If that were the case then my most logical explanation would be that Yoshi's Crafted World is all that's left for the fiscal year which would make a February direct almost pointless since there would be nothing new of significance to announce for February or March.

Of course, now that I say this they'll probably announce a direct next week.

Well Direct is never focused only next two months, it's usually in next 6 months, so February Direct would be focused on games until June at least.



Nice Numbers.

14.86 millions ( 31/12/17)

32.27 millions ( 31/12/18)

This means that the Switch misses first place in 2018 by a very small margin by selling 17.41 millions just behind the PS4 and its 18 millions.

So it's the PS4 that finished first on the calendar year for the 5th consecutive time, really amazing!

 

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This is just amazing news. The 17 million however. I guess they wanted to settle down investors now cause perhaps if they went just under that goal they would act up again. It's only logical to change the forecast now and end with a good Q4. Anyway, monster sales. Smash Bros 12 million is insane.