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The Switch should pass the Wii be around Q2-Q3 2020.



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PAOerfulone said:
The Switch should pass the Wii be around Q2-Q3 2020.

So you only expect Switch to do around 3 million this year? 



Yea the Wii dropped off quite a bit in Japan at the end of it's 2nd year and beyond that. The Switch will easily leave it behind in the dust now and go for 20m+ in Jpn.



Lafiel said:

Yea the Wii dropped off quite a bit in Japan at the end of it's 2nd year and beyond that. The Switch will easily leave it behind in the dust now and go for 20m+ in Jpn.

And still we mostly doubt that the Switch can reach 102M...I wonder if by exploiting the historic of the Wii, they can adjust the Switch campaign to fix some weak markets (Germany, UK), and reach at least the same level as Wii for Europe, since it seems that the Switch keeps beating the Wii in US, Japan and France the 3 biggest video games consumers in the world.



Current PB on Secret of Mana remake : 2h27 (2nd)
Strongest worldwide achievement on TGM : 1st European S13 rank
Fastest TI MASTER in Europe : rank Master V in 5min10
Current PB on Power Ranger (Game Gear) : 10min06 (World Record)

Non-geek activity : ThermalHungary

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Amnesia said:
Lafiel said:

Yea the Wii dropped off quite a bit in Japan at the end of it's 2nd year and beyond that. The Switch will easily leave it behind in the dust now and go for 20m+ in Jpn.

And still we mostly doubt that the Switch can reach 102M...I wonder if by exploiting the historic of the Wii, they can adjust the Switch campaign to fix some weak markets (Germany, UK), and reach at least the same level as Wii for Europe, since it seems that the Switch keeps beating the Wii in US, Japan and France the 3 biggest video games consumers in the world.

Switch is not currently beating Wii in the US.

NPD after 21 months

Wii-11.4m

NSW-8.7m



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zorg1000 said:
Amnesia said:

And still we mostly doubt that the Switch can reach 102M...I wonder if by exploiting the historic of the Wii, they can adjust the Switch campaign to fix some weak markets (Germany, UK), and reach at least the same level as Wii for Europe, since it seems that the Switch keeps beating the Wii in US, Japan and France the 3 biggest video games consumers in the world.

Switch is not currently beating Wii in the US.

NPD after 21 months

Wii-11.4m

NSW-8.7m

But 21 months is missing a 4M Christmas boost for the Switch.



Current PB on Secret of Mana remake : 2h27 (2nd)
Strongest worldwide achievement on TGM : 1st European S13 rank
Fastest TI MASTER in Europe : rank Master V in 5min10
Current PB on Power Ranger (Game Gear) : 10min06 (World Record)

Non-geek activity : ThermalHungary

LET'S FACE THIS FACT : The Switch is the last physical video game system of the history who has a chance to beat PS2's sales.

Japan has not really been a region for home consoles for a while now. They are buying the Switch because it is portable.  The Wii's sales in Japan were not nearly as impressive as they were for the rest of the world.

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Amnesia said:
zorg1000 said:

Switch is not currently beating Wii in the US.

NPD after 21 months

Wii-11.4m

NSW-8.7m

But 21 months is missing a 4M Christmas boost for the Switch.

It includes Nov and Switch is expected to sell 2-2.5 million in December NPD which would bring it up to ~11 million after 22 months.

Wii did ~450k in August 2008 which brought it up to 11.85m after 22 months.



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zorg1000 said:
Amnesia said:

But 21 months is missing a 4M Christmas boost for the Switch.

It includes Nov and Switch is expected to sell 2-2.5 million in December NPD which would bring it up to ~11 million after 22 months.

Wii did ~450k in August 2008 which brought it up to 11.85m after 22 months.

ah sorry lol, when I have written "4M boost", I had the worldwide number in mind.



Current PB on Secret of Mana remake : 2h27 (2nd)
Strongest worldwide achievement on TGM : 1st European S13 rank
Fastest TI MASTER in Europe : rank Master V in 5min10
Current PB on Power Ranger (Game Gear) : 10min06 (World Record)

Non-geek activity : ThermalHungary

LET'S FACE THIS FACT : The Switch is the last physical video game system of the history who has a chance to beat PS2's sales.