switch was coming off a launch month I told you that already. april is always for console sales, remember are bet ;).
I know that, but frankly expected Labo will perform better that will have better effect. May, will definitely be stronger than April was. About bet, 4 months to go. ;)
Nintendo likes to be bullish to impress investors. they were off with wiiu for like 3 years in a row big time. there is no way nintendo is hitting 20 million imo.
Actually with Switch from launch they were quite conservative from launch, thats why last few quarter they were increasing numbers. Smash Bros + Pokemon thats most likly coming this year will easily make Switch hit 20m this FY year.
But going by these numbers, I think that having ports for much of the first half of the year was a mistake. The ports themselves are being boosted because not only are most of them great games but this time they are being launched on far better received and selling hardware. However, the ports themselves are not moving units like a new game would. Similarly, I think they overestimated Labo.
At this point I am somewhat worried about Switch's sales momentum. I may be catastrophizing, but I seriously hope that Nintendo has a strong H2 lined up for 2018 and potentially even a price cut. Right now my worry is not that it will not hit 20 million, but rather that it will only do about half of that prediction.
This 4. month not of year not 1st half of year, and it seems that May will be qute stronger for Switch, DKTF and Hyrule Wariors are definatly quite stronger than Labo was in April, in June we will have Mario Tennis. I agree that they probably overestimated Labo.
Keep in mind that those 20m are from April 2018. to March 2019. so one not good month (January-March were good months in sales) dont change nothing really, like I wrote, 1st 4 months of year were not good but from May Switch lineup is getting quite stronger and espacily in second half of year when we will have Smash Bros, Fire Emblem and most likly Pokemon with some other games.
How is nintendo expecting to sell 20m switch this year when it's not gonna outsell ps4 and Sony is expecting 16m this year?
Beacuse this only first month of FY 2018. where PS4 had one if its best game ever while Nintendo had Labo that didnt perform like Nintendo expected, 11 months to go. ;)