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How much do you think Switch will sell lifetime?

<10M 39 4.03%
10M-20M 125 12.93%
20M-30M 137 14.17%
30M-40M 143 14.79%
40M-50M 121 12.51%
50M-60M 120 12.41%
60M-70M 70 7.24%
70M-80M 60 6.20%
80M-100M 60 6.20%
> 100M 92 9.51%
BlackBeauty said:
Who gives a shit about third party anymore?

The switch pretty much proved itself to be widely successful with just Nintendo first party support.

As long as it gets some sort of third party support then it will be fine. 

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Jumpin said:
VAMatt said:

I think you mean Link, not Zelda.  

Haha, sorry, it's a bit of an outdated joke. Many were not aware that "Zelda" was a feminine name, and assumed that was the name of the hero featured in the game - especially non-English playing an English version that didn't understand the story saying the heroes name was Link.

Actually his name isn't really Link either. That is a placeholder name referencing him as the"link" in the triforce. Nearly all Zelda games allow you to name the hero, and since nearly every Zelda game starts with a new boy who doesn't know he will be the hero, and  refers to past links by subtitle only, aka Hero of Time,  Link is just a placeholder. It wasn't until more modern games that you heard Link being referenced to as Link exclusively in the audio script. So I don't know if that is simply done in those instances or if Nintendo actually wants every boy hero throughout time to now be called the same name, Link, which doesn't make sense. Zelda is always called Zelda due to tradition and Ganon is always the same character, but "link" is a unkown yet destined choosing, supposedly.

Last edited by zygote - on 24 January 2019

I’m for sure was not optimistic at first, but now I believe 100m+ is possible.

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Fusioncode said:

Oh & you want a number? Here's one for you: 12 million Switch sold by December 31, 2017.
Here's another: 35 million Switch sold by December 31, 2018.
Here's one more: 60 million Switch sold by December 31, 2019.
And one more for the road: 240 million LIFETIME Switch sales.

Where did you buy that crystal ball? Pretty close call so far

With the edge of the cliff being so close now 55 million lifetime

Nothing to see here, move along

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Finally voted. I think it can hit the 100 million mark. You gotta believe in the heart of the cards.

One of those threads that is a pleasure to read once every year.

Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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Probably the hardest console to predict after the January conference. Even I was sceptical back then with the announcement of price point and online subs.

I love how all the mobile fans, and "Nintendo needs a powerful home console!" guys got it way wrong. I probably would have predicted 30-40 million myself, but these people predicting 10-25 million? Just goes to show how out of touch they really were.

Edit: Oh shit I was one of the people that voted 70-80 million! I bet I voted in 2018 though, when the thread was bumped back then. Does anybody know how to check when you voted on this?

Last edited by Cerebralbore101 - on 12 January 2020

Hilarious to see the early predictions. I'm surprised people didn't expect it to at least do 3DS numbers. I guess just people were so focused on the failure of the Wii U they sorta forgot its a portable and just focused on the console side of things. Like, if you assumed handheld gaming will continue to shrink against smart phones, but then you add in Wii U sales since it is also the successor to the Wii U, guessing 60-70 or 70-80 million seems like it would have been the most reasonable. But seems like a good number of people were predicting a system that was a direct successor to the Wii U rather than a system that combined Nintendo's portable and console markets. And of course they knocked it out of the park so it's gonna put the combined Wii U + 3DS sales to shame.