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pezus said:
Rogerioandrade said:
With Super Smash Bros, Mario Golf, DKC, Mario & Luigi, Mario Party, Animal Crossing and, specially, the new Pokemon, I think that the 20 million units projection for this year is achievable. But even if it sells one or two million less than that it will be a huge success and it will be a lot more than any other console, home or handheld.
3Ds is already the 2013 winner.

Consider this:

3DS did 14.3m last year (with some major games - not quite as big as this year of course) and 3 months into 2013 it's down 16%+. We're talking about 17.5m in 9 months here, or almost 2m per month. I don't know what kind of boost you guys are expecting from Pokemon, but it certainly won't push 3DS to selling 500k-1m week after week and then 2m per week during the holidays. There would need to be a revision for 3DS to have a chance of reaching 20m.


The holdays were underwhelming though, actually May+ was mostly underwhelming for the 3DS. It's gonna be up YoY in Japan with Pokemon and MH4 coming. Also I think now that LM has released, their will be a more constant release of games. I expect the second half to have a big improvement, and especially the holidays in the west. yes 16% is a lot to catch up to, but if it's even 10% up in the holidays it will more than make up for a lackluster first few months, and I expect it to be 30-40% up.



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I don't mean to be a buzzkill but since no-one answered me asking this in the NPD thread:

Isn't LM2 actually overtracked "a lot" on here too? We have it at 451k on here; Nintendo's press release said that it was 415k sales, of which 365k were physical. That's about 86k we have it higher.

The only thing I could think is if their press release didn't go up to April 6th.

Just find it kind of weird because the tracking here had been extremely low for 3DS hardware, yet they still managed to overtrack the big software release.

Conversely, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon seems like it is undertracked.



pezus said:
Rogerioandrade said:
With Super Smash Bros, Mario Golf, DKC, Mario & Luigi, Mario Party, Animal Crossing and, specially, the new Pokemon, I think that the 20 million units projection for this year is achievable. But even if it sells one or two million less than that it will be a huge success and it will be a lot more than any other console, home or handheld.
3Ds is already the 2013 winner.

Consider this:

3DS did 14.3m last year (with some major games - not quite as big as this year of course) and 3 months into 2013 it's down 16%+. We're talking about 17.5m in 9 months here, or almost 2m per month. I don't know what kind of boost you guys are expecting from Pokemon, but it certainly won't push 3DS to selling 500k-1m week after week and then 2m per week during the holidays. There would need to be a revision for 3DS to have a chance of reaching 20m.


Hehehe, you don't know pokemon very well, do you?