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quickrick said:
zorg1000 said:

Idk how many times it needs to be stated that Switch and 3DS are two seperate systems and appear to be on different trajectories.

3DS after 11 months was at 4.27 million and Switch after 11 months is at ~5.15 million in the US.

In Feb/March 2012, 3DS did 260k & 220k while Switch looks to do ~300k in each.

That puts 3DS at ~4.75 million and Switch at ~5.75 million after 13 months.


The fact that Switch is tracking over 20% ahead of 3DS at nearly twice the price should be all you need to realize that Switch is most likely going to blow past 3DS in the US.

its going to beat 3ds but beating xbox is not a sure thing, especially with how nintendo consoles usually lose momentum much faster. 

Nintendo consoles lose momentum faster than Xbox based on what exactly?


Launch-Nov 2001

Peak-2004 (3rd year)

Replaced-Nov 2005


Launch-Nov 2005

Peak-2011 (6th year)

Replaced-Nov 2013

What does a normal cycle for Xbox look like?


Here are the Nintendo consoles since 2001


Launch-June 2001

Peak-2003 (3rd year)

Replaced-Nov 2004



Launch-Nov 2001

Peak-2003 (2nd year)

Replaced-Nov 2006



Launch-Nov 2004

Peak-2008 or 2009 (4th/5th year)

Replaced-March 2011


Launch-Nov 2006

Peak-2008 (2nd year)

Replaced-Nov 2012



Launch-March 2011

Peak-2011 (1st year)

Replaced-March 2017


Wii U

Launch-Nov 2012

Peak-2014 (2nd year)

Replaced-March 2017



Based on that when does a normal Xbox console lose momentum and when does a normal Nintendo console lose momentum?

If Switch was just a home console than you could make a good guess but its also a handheld which are not nearly as consistent.


Saying Nintendo consoles normally lose momentum faster than Xbox consoles is based on absolutely nothing.

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