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Nintendo FY2018 results, Switch 34.74M, Software 187.52M

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Mandalore76 said:
DonFerrari said:

20M I think is achievable this year, 25M was the too much optimism for me.

SW really is where it is shining a lot.

It still early to estimate what will be the end total, but 80-100M seems a safety bracket.

Some would say PS3 was the greatest comeback because it was made within the own generation without having to kill prematurely and cause all the discussions of Switch being gen 9.

Moving from 3rd place to 2nd place is the greatest comeback in gaming history?

Switch haven't passed sales of PS4, so how would it them be the greatest comeback? Also PS4 have dominated WiiU and X1.



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Those are some crazy software sales.



Pretty good hardware and software sales. That 18 million prediction is not sticking. Their meeting should be tonight, I wonder if anything else will be announced then



Xbox One is like...



jenpol said:
I'm less certain of a Switch Mini from their forecast. We could see a revision of those prediction if a mini hit the market. Maybe they won't reduce price this year.

There is a gamexplain video that says that Nintendo wont show a new hardware at e3. So there is a chance they can show it before or after e3. 



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melbye said:
Insane software-sales. Super Mario Odyssey is the best-selling 3D Mario now, right?

Depends. Mario 64, with its DS rerelease, is over 22m according to VGChartz tracking.

Odyssey is at least the best-selling single release of a 3D Mario game.



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JamesGarret said:
Is this year expected to be Switchs peak year?... theyre only expecting 18m for this year, so if it turns out this year is indeed Switchs peak, does that seem underwhelming to you guys?

We ill see how this plays out, but considering what games are coming this year and how the baseline evolved compared to last year, it feels like Nintendo is intentionally lowballing to make sure that they beat the numbers this time around.



DonFerrari said:
Mandalore76 said:

Moving from 3rd place to 2nd place is the greatest comeback in gaming history?

Switch haven't passed sales of PS4, so how would it them be the greatest comeback? Also PS4 have dominated WiiU and X1.

This is the exact quote you were countering:

Dulfite said:
Rather than focusing on the fact that they missed their lofty goal, can we not simply appreciate how far the switch has come compared to Wii U? Only the Wii after the GameCube was probably a greater comeback in gaming history.

Your counter was that you think the PS3 is the greatest comeback in video gaming history. That can only mean that you think the PS3 moving from 3rd place in its generation into slightly over 2nd place is a bigger comeback than not just the Switch, but also the Wii. While we don't know yet where the Switch will finish in lifetime sales, we do know that it only took 10 months to surpass the lifetime sales of its predecessor the Wii U. The Wii U finished in last place not just in it's generation, but was the lowest selling home console in Nintendo's history. Threads and comments to the effect of "Nintendo needs to leave hardware and go 3rd Party" were commonplace on this site prior to the launch of the Switch.  Less than 3 years later and Nintendo now has the leading global hardware seller on the current market. That is the great comeback Dulfite was commenting on. And it was compared to Nintendo's other comeback of the Wii finishing 1st in its generation with over 101 million units sold right after its predecessor the Gamecube had just finished 3rd in its generation with less than 22 million units sold.  So, I'm trying to figure out your reasoning for stating the PS3 moving from 3rd place in its generation into 2nd place would be considered "the greatest comeback in gaming history".  Please elaborate.



Bofferbrauer2 said:
JamesGarret said:
Is this year expected to be Switchs peak year?... theyre only expecting 18m for this year, so if it turns out this year is indeed Switchs peak, does that seem underwhelming to you guys?

We ill see how this plays out, but considering what games are coming this year and how the baseline evolved compared to last year, it feels like Nintendo is intentionally lowballing to make sure that they beat the numbers this time around.

Yeah, with Animal Crossing and Pokémon coming around, it could receive a giant boost. 



That software!

Hardware will be better this year I think.

The amount of click-bait articles that have come out to negatively spin sales is astounding.



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