What kind of "niche game" sells 14m? Btw, at this rate I'd say betting anything below 15m would be bolder than my prediction.
Actually, I'm thinking I should call it just "bold" now. Last quarterly figures surpassed all of our expectations by a lot (I myself expected about 1m shipped), but I stand by my original prediction of ~3.9m shipped this year, give or take a bit. The last figures just reinforced my prediction.
PS: BotW is at 10m as of March 31st.
To make a title that made 10M on its first year into a LT 20M is no small task.
BOTW has shown considerable legs to get to that 10 million already, and without any price cuts.
You do realize that Horizon, a new IP, sold 7.6 million in a year with massive price cuts, deals and a complete edition. What do you think Zelda, a long standing series that has sold even better and faster than Horizon without all of those benefits, can do once it receives them?
15 million seems like a lock. 20 million isn’t out of the question lifetime. Not for sure, but not ‘a stretch’. Just a max expectation prediction.