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The firm is estimating that Nintendo could shift around 40 million Switch systems by the end of 2020, a decent number all told. This is with a potentially slow start in mind, too, with stock limits and the launch offerings as potential road blocks - nevertheless "demand is expected to be strong and the major issue will be whether the system can attract a broad audience starting in the holiday sales season of 2017."

The company's boss David Cole also said the following:

 

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http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2017/01/dfc_intelligence_believes_nintendo_switch_can_shift_40_million_units_by_2020



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As excited as we are about the Nintendo Switch, there are of course doubts and concerns doing the rounds. That's understandable considering Nintendo's record of boom or bust over the past decade, but it's not just passionate Nintendo fans that are believers in the Switch - research firm DFC Intelligence has made some promising projections for the system's prospects.

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Let's see how the first year goes to make a call on it.



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That's above the VGC average. Roughly 10m units per year, no lifetime figures given. Not much of an analysis in the article though, just a short statement.



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They must know something that we don't. Because after what has been shown, I'm making predictions of 20-30 lifetime... but I'm just a broke ass college student, what do I know.



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Ljink96 said:
They must know something that we don't. Because after what has been shown, I'm making predictions of 20-30 lifetime... but I'm just a broke ass college student, what do I know.

If they refuse to cut the price like they did with Wii U, I'd say even the 10-20 million range is within the realm of possibility.

Given all the factors it seems to have against it at the moment, 40 million by 2020 would be a big win in my opinion.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

Ljink96 said:
They must know something that we don't. Because after what has been shown, I'm making predictions of 20-30 lifetime... but I'm just a broke ass college student, what do I know.

i'm assuming they are getting the general feel from average people. We are only guessing based on reactions from huge gaming websites/youtubers, which is only a small small section of the total pool of consumers. 



I have a really hard time imagining the Switch not reaching at least 40M lifetime. It just doesn't seem likely that so many 3DS owners would turn away from handheld gaming.



An average of 10m per year. Sounds good but Nintendo has to step up their efforts in the coming months.



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This would be about 10 million lower than the 3DS in the equivalent amount of time, 3DS had 50.41 shipped by the end of 2014.