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Signalstar said:
What about about 12 months a more log benchmark that will include the So I'd first full holiday sales?

After 12 months Switch will be the 3rd fastest selling console in American history, only behind the Wii and PS2.



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xl-klaudkil said:
Cool....lets see how switch is in 5 years.
Hopefully i wont end like 3ds or wii

Since Nintendo only has one platform anymore, they can keep developing for the Switch for a long time. Its legs should be at least decent.



JRPGfan said:
This makes me think that launching a new console in feb, so you can benefit from extra sales in the holidays (that arnt the fanboys/guaranteed sales) is better.

Im not sure theres a big benefit from launching in novemeber/december, like console makers have done in the past.
Theres a "core" user base, that ll always adapt early, and those guys/gals buy whenever it launches.
Then your sold out (usually) in the first year, just ruining your holiday boost.

Nintendos way of launching early in the year makes more sense to me, that way you dont risk wasteing your first holidays.

Nintendo typically launches late in the year, or during holidays, like most competitors. The 3DS and Switch are the only systems that come to mind with early release dates. Wii and DS were both holiday releases, as was the Wii U.

Also, Nintendo had an absolutely amazing year in terms of software releases, so if they were ready to launch in March, having to wait until the holiday would be way too much downtime (given that they already had software lined up). Nintendo released their system in March because they weren't ready in time for the 2016 holiday, and they didn't want to wait another year. That's the way I see it, at least.



Flilix said:
xl-klaudkil said:
Cool....lets see how switch is in 5 years.
Hopefully i wont end like 3ds or wii

Since Nintendo only has one platform anymore, they can keep developing for the Switch for a long time. Its legs should be at least decent.

Klaud was just trolling. Obviously he knows that if the Switch plays out like the Wii, it will be a tremendous success.

I don't think the fact that there is just one system makes a difference, but maybe the fact that it's also a handheld, and Nintendo's handhelds seem to have longer lifespans than their consoles.

The Switch being an underpowered "console" (but an overpowered "handheld") means that folks who use it as a console will probably see it as outdated tech in five years, when 4K will be the norm, and 8K is gaining traction.



Flilix said:
xl-klaudkil said:
Cool....lets see how switch is in 5 years.
Hopefully i wont end like 3ds or wii

Since Nintendo only has one platform anymore, they can keep developing for the Switch for a long time. Its legs should be at least decent.

They have 2 platforms, Switch and 3DS.



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Chorlin said:
Flilix said:

Since Nintendo only has one platform anymore, they can keep developing for the Switch for a long time. Its legs should be at least decent.

They have 2 platforms, Switch and 3DS.

I doubt the 3DS will still be around in five years.



Mat needs to get better at statistics. We already know that Switch is #2, trailing the GBA by a full million.



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vivster said:
I always thought the console race is a marathon.

As we saw with the disappointing Wii sales. Could leg out a few more million to beat the PSone. I was annoyed that entire year when I found out Nintendo gave up. 



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