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DarthMetalliCube said:

Hmm, a ban or even locking a thread seems a bit excessive on a thread like that, and this is coming from a Nintendo fan. I guess it could be seen as a bit provocative, but it sounds pretty clear to me that it's at least partially a joke, in which case what's the harm in it? I mean I don't see much point in the thread but still..

People should be allowed to post their sales predictions and insights, no matter how misguided they may be ;)

I even think having some fun w/cheeky sarcasm and light trolling should be fine as long as it's not directly insulting someone or a fanbase, (or I suppose also blatantly trying to rustle feathers by taking unfair below-the-belt jabs at a console or company) but hey, I'm a writer, not a mod :P

It was mostly a joke, build on the fact that Switch is still below Vita. And the fact that I really truely see Switch having and had more potential than the sales reflect.

It and its games being better than what can be seen from the sales that it has gotten. At least in Finland. In Japan its a different story, a story that I don´t know that well, but it seems to be doing very well there.

Still I personally agree with the mods. The thread was as bad as I feared (I even stated at the start of it that the thread was going to be bad). Locking was justified. I should have read it a couple of times before doing it and a better idea would have been better :P



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PSintend0 said:
VGPolyglot said:
Just make sure that you don't get discouraged from that thread being locked. The main issue was I think that your thread appeared to be a joke/troll thread. However, if you think you have a good thread idea don't be afraid to make it! Just make sure that the OP is up to snuff. The PS Vita comparison was absurd though, as it's obviously selling at a much better rate/pace than that console did.

The comparison was to highlight the fact that its still early for Switch as its still below Vita, something thats considered by many to be a failure. It is and should be obvious to all that Switch is selling good and is not a failure when compared to Vita. The only thing that can make the Switch look like a failure is itself. I stand by my words and In really think that Switch should be selling more units and in that sense is failing badly. It should have gone past Vita, it would have been nice to see it stomp both Wii U and Vita under its hooves during its first year.

I also happen live in Finland and know that its not that hot here. Switch still has a long way to go if it wants to conquer Finland from Sony.

In all seriousness the thread was serious, but presented in a non-serious way. Life is short and there is a thin line on being serious and non-serious. I guess I crossed the line.

Seeing the amount of joke threads here I hoped that my thread would be joky and seriously enough to pass, but I take this as a valuable lesson.

It's not, tho. Nintendo will announce something around 18m shipped by the end of March, which is more than Vita did LT. Either way, it's one of the fastest selling consoles of all time, so I don't know what it has to do with Vita or anything really.



Bet with Teeqoz for 2 weeks of avatar and sig control that Super Mario Odyssey would ship more than 7m on its first 2 months. The game shipped 9.07m, so I won

I'm gonna miss this thread.

 



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LipeJJ said:
PSintend0 said:

The comparison was to highlight the fact that its still early for Switch as its still below Vita, something thats considered by many to be a failure. It is and should be obvious to all that Switch is selling good and is not a failure when compared to Vita. The only thing that can make the Switch look like a failure is itself. I stand by my words and In really think that Switch should be selling more units and in that sense is failing badly. It should have gone past Vita, it would have been nice to see it stomp both Wii U and Vita under its hooves during its first year.

I also happen live in Finland and know that its not that hot here. Switch still has a long way to go if it wants to conquer Finland from Sony.

In all seriousness the thread was serious, but presented in a non-serious way. Life is short and there is a thin line on being serious and non-serious. I guess I crossed the line.

Seeing the amount of joke threads here I hoped that my thread would be joky and seriously enough to pass, but I take this as a valuable lesson.

It's not, tho. Nintendo will announce something around 18m shipped by the end of March, which is more than Vita did LT. Either way, it's one of the fastest selling consoles of all time, so I don't know what it has to do with Vita or anything really.

10.3.2018 it is. At least according to vgchartz and yes it is one of the fastest selling consoles of all time. It being below Vita on the main page is just a funny fact and that really shows and reminds that Switch is still in the early phases of its journey. How high will it go? I don´t know, it remains to be seen. I hope does even better than most anticipate. I think that it has higher sales potential than PS4, but will it reach that potential is another thing.

 

But yeah as I said earlier this thread has done its course and should be locked.