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Own up: What's your most hilariously wrong sales prediction so far?

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I predicted that the Switch would sell up to 1 million units, as I thought that was a tremendous amount. I was shocked to hear that it sold roughly 17 million units in 2018 alone.

My current prediction is 100 billion in sales. I am confident this number will be achieved.



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I predicted the Wii U would sell around 50 million in late 2012.



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I'm alway very cautious and seldomly make large predictions, but I did suggest several times that Nintendo struck a good timing with the WiiU and would be able to gain the support of lots of japanese publishers, which would result in very decent overall performance ..



I don't think I've made a numbered prediction since I said the Wii U would sell at least 40M and be a moderate success. That made me realize that all I was doing was making a stab-in-the-dark guess, just like most other people.



Definitely the one I did for Monster Hunter World,lol. I think I predicted something like 3,5M in worldwide sales ... OOF



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I thought BotW would probably do just a little better than Twilight Princess, and yet, here we are, it will probably finish at approximately 20 million.



I never said it out loud, but I remember thinking how stupid I thought Microsoft was for purchasing Mojang for Minecraft. I thought they would sell hardly anymore of it, that the market was tapped out, and that they'd lose a fortune. The following is from wiki, showing how stupid I was for this prediction. Microsoft bought Mojang in 2014.

"As of 10 October 2014, the game has sold approximately 60 million copies across all platforms, making it one of the best-selling video games of all time. As of May 2019, over 176 million copies had been sold across all platforms, making it the best-selling video game of all time."

So after they bought it, if I'm reading this correctly, they still sold another 116 million copies. Haha I was terribly wrong.



Back in 2012/2013 I used to say that the Wii U would sell 50-60 million lifetime.



I didn't think MK8 DX would outsell MK8.



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I don't think I have numbers, but my Switch predictions were extremely pesimistic.

I also used to believe the Wii could outsell the PS2. On my defense, I came here during 2009.