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Barkley said:
Goodnightmoon said:

You call them instincts, I call them wishful thinking. 

His prediction was 80-100m ltd I wouldn't call that wishful thinking.

That is the weirdest part of all this, he agrees with the OP at the same time that he predicts the console to be a huge success and at the same time that he predicts it will slow down soon, is like he doesn't even know what he wants to say. 



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Goodnightmoon said:
Barkley said:

His prediction was 80-100m ltd I wouldn't call that wishful thinking.

That is the weirdest part of all this, he agrees with the OP at the same time that he predicts the console to be a huge success, i like he doesn't even know what he wants to say.

That's very true starting his post with "geralt has a point" makes the rest of his post incredibly confusing, considering geralt didn't make a point beyond "15m is the maximum" and "3ds successor".

"Geralt has a point but I'm predicting over 500% more sales then he did." I'm not sure what "point" he is referring to.



LTD: PS4 - 125m, Switch - 110m, XBO - 51m

2020: PS4 - 9m, Switch - 22.5m, XBO - 2.5m, PS5 - 4.5m, XBX - 2.8m

Barkley said:
Goodnightmoon said:

That is the weirdest part of all this, he agrees with the OP at the same time that he predicts the console to be a huge success, i like he doesn't even know what he wants to say.

That's very true starting his post with "geralt has a point" makes the rest of his post incredibly confusing, considering geralt didn't make a point beyond "15m is the maximum" and "3ds successor".

"Geralt has a point but I'm predicting over 500% more sales then he did." I'm not sure what "point" he is referring to.

Is like there is an emotinal side saying "I really don't want this to be succesful at all and I really hope it isn't" and a rational side saying "but dude, looking how things are going this will be totally succesful, there is little doubt about it" and he is still trying to make a balance between both. I'm confused tbh.



The only difference here is the incorrect prediction is accompanied by a picture of Trump, which tricks me into thinking he said it - thereby making it look even sillier.



StreaK said:
GhaudePhaede010 said:

It will still read as I described it. The post has the same lines used on Wii back in 2007. I am not here to judge you, I do not really care. Just pointing out how your post could have read the exact same in 2007 with the names of the consoles changed to fit the relevant time frame.

Ok, fair enough. Sorry, it just felt like you had something against what I wrote. I'm just guessing here, and I still feel for some reason that the Nintendo Switch will just slow down. Just some instincts kicking in.

It's still expensive for what it is and both portability and battery runtime could be improved so even if the current model takes a small dip in sales I feel a later cheaper version based on an improved fabrication process will improve sales (I can't see it worsening them) and appeal to a wider audience. I could be wrong but its hard to see why people will buy less Switch's when it has a larger software library and is improved and cheaper. Great marketing and fantastic software has helped achieve very high Switch hardware sales already. Momentum seems good to me for future sales.



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Geralt said:

I predict sales will be low enough for nintendo to come up with a 3ds successor and switch will sell worse than wii u.

 

Wait, there will be two handhelds?



Flilix said:
This site just isn't the same anymore without Geralt.

Yeah I honestly wish they kept him. Yes he was an obvious troll but it was just so damn funny to see all the insane stuff he did. 

 

bonzobanana said:
Well my prediction in this thread wasn't very good basically stating I didn't feel it would sell hugely until cheaper and more portable but I did at least admit I was hopeless at predicting nintendo numbers what with never understanding the mass appeal of the wii etc. I also can't help focusing on Europe rather than worldwide as that is where I am based. The Nintendo consoles I bought soon after launch were N64, Gamecube and wii u and loved them all but they never did that well commercially. When I bought a wii I spent more time on it playing my gamecube games than wii games at least for the first 2 years anyway. Not bought a Switch but intend to later but that's really because I'm not much of a portable gamer and Mario Odyssey is the only game I really want currently.

I did predict the wii u would flop though even though I bought one at launch. Many who predicted Switch success also predicted wii u success and have a general positive attitude to Nintendo products.

I have not been surprised at how Japan has taken to the Switch at all but must admit the US reception is far more positive than I expected, I was expecting it to be more inline with Europe.

I mean, we're not always right. Your posts were always reasonable, but Nintendo ended up doing well. I suppose it was good to be wrong this time. Can't imagine what would happen if the Switch was a flop



Haha, one of those types of Switch threads that are fun to look back at



 

              

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Miguel_Zorro said:
Carl2291 said:

Bumping old threads to gloat over someones predictions. 

I should ban you.

Celebrating good predictions and mocking bad ones is both accepted and encouraged here. :)

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"Games are a trigger for adults to again become primitive, primal, as a way of thinking and remembering. An adult is a child who has more ethics and morals, that's all. When I am a child, creating, I am not creating a game. I am in the game. The game is not for children, it is for me. It is for an adult who still has a character of a child."

 

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This post was started to get a reaction and it did just that. Good post.