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CheddarPlease said:
Wman1996 said:

Good takes by both of you.

And yes, Mario Kart 9 on Switch is still very much possible, though not a given. The heavily rumored Switch 4K model is supposedly coming in September of this year. That makes me think that Switch 2 won't launch until at least November 2023, if not March or November 2024. 

Mario Kart 9 could come out on Switch (probably 2022, maybe 2023) and then have an enhanced port released on Switch 2 right at launch or in the launch window. That way, you could stretch the game out over two platforms. I mean Nintendo did that with Mario Kart 8 after all. And that way you have a killer app (even if it's not a truly new game) available right on Switch 2 at the start. Mario is Nintendo's biggest IP, and more specifically Mario Kart is.

Considering the following variables are now highly likely to be true: Switch Revision this fall, Nintendo reloading their big guns (rumors of Metroid and new DK are now beginning to pick up steam), as well as the clear commitment for support past 2022, have you considered revising your current predictions for the Switch, if so or not, why?

I think I'm gonna wait a bit longer to change it in my signature simply because I've had to change it so many times already and the Switch has been the most unpredictable gaming platform ever in its sales. At the moment, I still stand by that it won't pass the DS or PS2. Basically I'm just not committing much to a prediction right now. 

Lifetime Sales Predictions 

Switch: 161 million (was 73 million, then 96 million, then 113 million, then 125 million, then 144 million, then 151 million, then 156 million)

PS5: 115 million (was 105 million) Xbox Series S/X: 48 million (was 60 million, then 67 million, then 57 million)

PS4: 120 mil (was 100 then 130 million, then 122 million) Xbox One: 51 mil (was 50 then 55 mil)

3DS: 75.5 mil (was 73, then 77 million)

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