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LethalP said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

But you know, I don't see a lot of people saying that "everyone and their moms" has a PS4, yet it's on track to eventually SURPASS the Wii. Really, the whole "everyone and their moms/grandparents/aunts" thing seems to be more so a caricature of how wide an audience can possibly be, but not necessarily how big it is as a whole. If the Wii actually catered well to all of it's potential audience ("everyone and their moms") then it would have sold a hell of a lot more than 100 million. That sentence is just a description used for consoles like the Wii, or the PS2, which have exterior factors to get people to buy them (DVD drives, motion controls) and as a result have a wide audience. That doesn't necessarily mean much if, like with the Wii, some of the demographics are being neglected.

It's kind of like the idiom : wide as an ocean, deep as a puddle. Sometimes what matters is how well you cater to a few select demographics, and not how many you can fit under your belt. 

By "everyone and their moms" it means casual buyers. People who don't play games often or ever. This explains the surplus sales of the Wii and DS and games like Brain Age and Nintendogs. The reason PS consoles sell so well is because the core console market is solidified (about 170-180 million buyers). PS and Xbox substitute eachothers sales. What Nintendo has been doing since the Wii is totally seperate. It's not rocket science.

What’s a casual buyer?



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with no 3rd party support no



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Jumpin said:
LethalP said:

By "everyone and their moms" it means casual buyers. People who don't play games often or ever. This explains the surplus sales of the Wii and DS and games like Brain Age and Nintendogs. The reason PS consoles sell so well is because the core console market is solidified (about 170-180 million buyers). PS and Xbox substitute eachothers sales. What Nintendo has been doing since the Wii is totally seperate. It's not rocket science.

What’s a casual buyer?

A person who buys games I do not like. 
                                            

 FATALITY said:

 with no 3rd party support no                  

 

 Note to self: Wii sold due to 3rd party titles.

              

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Jumpin said:
LethalP said:

By "everyone and their moms" it means casual buyers. People who don't play games often or ever. This explains the surplus sales of the Wii and DS and games like Brain Age and Nintendogs. The reason PS consoles sell so well is because the core console market is solidified (about 170-180 million buyers). PS and Xbox substitute eachothers sales. What Nintendo has been doing since the Wii is totally seperate. It's not rocket science.

What’s a casual buyer? It doesn’t sound like an actual thing.

A person who doesn't play games outside of games like Brain Age or Nintendogs, or nowadays something like candy crush.



It's still too soon, but not impossible at all, because Switch is a handheld console. Considering past handheld performance of DS and 3DS. It cat hit 100m, yes. 3DS didn't, though, but I think Switch has far better chances.



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killeryoshis said:

 FATALITY said:

 with no 3rd party support no                  

 

 Note to self: Wii sold due to 3rd party titles.

              

the switch has nothing on wii appeal

wii was a phenomenon with the casual crowd and motion controls 

what switch has?

exactly



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I doubt it. I'd predict 60-80m at the moment, so less than the Wii.



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The Switch will become the best selling console of all time. However you won't be able to tell it by 2018's performance. 2018 will be mostly ports and a few new 1st party titles here and there. In 2019, there will be Pokemon and more 3rd party exclusives. That is when Switch will really start to take off.



I'm starting to thinks yes, and a year ago I use to think that it would only sell 25/35 millions units.

The Switch has 2 big advantages over the Wii.

-The selling point is not something that will worn off over time, people got over motion gaming, but the "handheld that can be use on TV like a home console" is something that people will still love in many many years.
-The Switch like all other Nintendo handhelds will get new models, the Wii didn't. It will help drive sales further.

So yeah, with the sales numbers we got over the year, the strong first and third party support, I don't see why the numbers would slow down.



LethalP said:
Jumpin said:

What’s a casual buyer? It doesn’t sound like an actual thing.

A person who doesn't play games outside of games like Brain Age or Nintendogs, or nowadays something like candy crush.

That accounts for under 0.5% of the Wii’s total software sales. Also, I don’t think more than a handful of Wii owners bought these sorts of games exclusively.



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