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Eh, I give this necrobump a 6/10. People barely knew what the Switch was, so even the very high or very low predictions aren't really stupid.



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Valdath said:
100 million?
Wow the NS is really going to kill it.

Sweet!

Best prediction in the thread. The NS is killing it right now.

Last edited by Flilix - on 21 January 2018

Flilix said:

People barely knew what the Switch was, so even the very high or very low predictions aren't really stupid.

I would argue the opposite, making very high or very low predictions when you barely know anything about it is very stupid.



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zorg1000 said:

Flilix said:

People barely knew what the Switch was, so even the very high or very low predictions aren't really stupid.

I would argue the opposite, making very high or very low predictions when you barely know anything about it is very stupid.

Nah it's not. Making crazy predictions is just fun.

However, claiming that 'it will definitely sell over X or under Y', is indeed very stupid.



Flilix said:
Eh, I give this necrobump a 6/10. People barely knew what the Switch was, so even the very high or very low predictions aren't really stupid.

It's not only about the numbers but also the cocky attitude of some users. By the time the thread was created all the talk about Nintendo was they're are out of touch with the market and completely done with hardware business ("Nintendo should go 3rd party right now", anyone?).

 

Also you can find "3DS will not reach the 70 million mark" claims in this thread

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Oh, someone necrobumped my thread.Was planning to do that after the financial report, but I dont mind people doing it now.



My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241866&page=1

Asedebck said:
naruball said:

Seems like a lot of people learned close to nothing from the previous generation and their failed predictions.

I keep hearing how wiiu wasn't well received. That couldn't be further from the truth. Reaction on vgc was extremely positive and there was post after post praising the concept and stating with absolute confidence that it would surpass the wii. That didn't happen and NS selling better than perhaps even ps4 is just crazytalk.

I still remember the threads claiming that it had won Japan before even coming out because it was getting a Monster Hunter game. We all know how that turned out.

Most people simply don't game outside their houses. Things have changed. The sooner people realise this, the better. But something tells me that even if it fails, there will be similar threads in like 5 years arguing that the next ninty console will sell x, because NS wasn't a good concept, it had a stupid name, or whatever. Mark my words.

wow your one of the only clever guys on this website! Ill come back in a year and laugh again. Like i already laughed at the people telling me 1 year ago the nx will have market leading ships, get full third party support and so much more

Shame that you were banned.I would really like to know if you are laughing now.



My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241866&page=1

Barkley said:
LipeJJ said:

OMG, that’s some serious crow being served. It will easily cross 30m this year. Hahahahaha

Considering the date it's not that serious.

I'm sure some predicted <40m or even 30m as late as May 2017.

I mean,I myself thought it would do around 40m lifetime when it was revealed.



Barkley said:
LipeJJ said:

OMG, that’s some serious crow being served. It will easily cross 30m this year. Hahahahaha

Considering the date it's not that serious.

I'm sure some predicted <40m or even 30m as late as May 2017.

I know when the Switch was first revealed I was perturbed for a couple of weeks and didn't completely get over it until around the January presentation.  If I made any kind of prediction during that time it would have been out of pure spite.



zorg1000 said:

Flilix said:

People barely knew what the Switch was, so even the very high or very low predictions aren't really stupid.

I would argue the opposite, watching the reveal trailer and thinking it would sell less than 3DS or WiiU (lol) is very stupid.

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