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Forums - Sales Discussion - Own up: What's your most hilariously wrong sales prediction so far?

Thought it'd be nice to loosen up and have a laugh at ourselves a bit.

In January 2017 I predicted the Switch would sell less than 20 million units. Lifetime.

How about you?

Last edited by curl-6 - on 18 October 2019

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

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Probably when I thought the Switch would hardly pass 50M units, before launch.
I also thought the Wii U would reach 30M...

Oh, the most recent was that Spider Man would sell 6M...



In early 2017 I predicted the Switch would sell around 40 million units. Lifetime.



I don't make many predictions, but I did say the Switch would have a ceiling of 55 million units. I see a pattern here....



- "If you have the heart of a true winner, you can always get more pissed off than some other asshole."

Come on folks, don't be shy!
We all make mistakes, lets hear yours. Any time you guessed the sales of a game or system and turned out to be waaay off.



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

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Does it have to be gaming related? I can't remember any gaming ones that I've gotten that wrong.

I did predict the ipad would flop though...



IIRC I predicted Sonic & The Black Knight would sell over 2 million after Secret Rings did so well, and Black Knight just looked way better than it.

It didn't.



I am currently sigless.

Not sure, but I have made many predictions so I think at least one of them was really bad.

This one isn't great: When the PS3 surpasssed 80m or so I thought that it could leg it to 100m.

I am more conservative with my PS4 predictions now.



I had quite a few and my worst predictions were MHW 4m and Switch 40m



WiiU - 64M lifetime.
GTAV - 30M lifetime.

Those are by far my wrongest (is that even a word?) ones.