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The only reason the PS2 has 158 million sales is because Sony manufactured the thing for over 12 freaking years anyway, lol, and it was sold in a lot of developing countries for dirt cheap for years on end. To be honest I don't really get why people view 158m for PS2 in 13 years somehow "better" than DS selling 155m in 10 years. 

If the Switch can reach that, sure great, if not, it's not that big of a deal. They could have had that record with the DS if they really just kept stocking the DS and selling it for $99-$129 or something but they didn't care enough about it then and I think that's moreso now.

Nintendo's entire game hardware business is now only the Switch, so they can't just sit there and watch it decline and get old and just be fixated only getting some arbitrary number the PS2 got, that's not even a top 5 priority as a business I don't think. You gotta keep up profit margin first of all, you got to keep your stock price up and investors happy, and that's not going to happen if they keep riding a declining and rapidly aging piece of hardware. Nintendo's stock took a massive wallop today because investors see the Switch starting to slow and want to see what is next.

Last edited by Soundwave - on 08 February 2023