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I don't think so, Twilight Princess couldn't do it (with 100M Wii owners)

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Between Wii U and Switch, it's still a stretch but not totally impossible. Obviously, it will takes many years to get there and many Switch consoles sold first.

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It definitely can, but I am sure a large chunk of Wii U gamers are jumping ship to the switch. Somewhere between 8 to 12 million LTD  between both platforms, kind of like the last of us sold (between two platforms). This is implying that Zelda has legs.

It depends on how good the Switch will do, but I doubt it will sell that much.

I thought the same thing about your metascore prediction though, so that might be a good sign.

I think it has a great chance.
Doing the dual release again helps it right from the get go plus the crazy reviews it's getting is only helping its cause. If it doesn't hit 10 on both consoles I can't imagine it will be under 8.

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I think at least 8million, but seeing as how great the reviews are, I can see it eventually hitting 10million. I think maybe a year or two from now though.

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RolStoppable said:
areason said:

I did? typo lol. 

Maybe it's not, but it allows Nintendo to go after a different market of gamers who would be more interested in Zelda, then in any of their other franchises. 

Their are a lot of gamers who play action rpgs such as Skyrim/Witcher 3, who don't care about the Switche's party and motion capabilities, and such a bundeal would appeal to them. 

I don't get that logic. Somebody who plays such RPGs would certainly see value in the ability to play such games anywhere they want (even if it's only in any room inside of their home), so a Switch without Joy-Cons would be a bad deal. Nevermind that the Joy-Cons combine for a conventional controller anyway.

What do you estimate is the size of the market you speak of?

The Joycon controller is no where near the quality or comfort of the pro controller. And if these people wanted to play a game on the go and they would be part of the handheld market, which they aren't. 

I can't give you a number, but it's obvious that BOW has a market for gamers who don't currently own a Nintendo console, or don't plan to get one. 

Zelda is not a game that usually sells those amounts but this could be a game that changes this since it's such a different version of Zelda.

tbone51 said:
Geralt said:
Im thinking closer to 4 million

Im thinking you should stop thinking lol

Geralt said:
Im thinking closer to 4 million

I don't think statistics and sales analysis is your strong subject