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.
I do realize all that and haven't said it's imposible, just a very big accomplishment.
Also it is easier for a new IP to have more late life sales than earlier because of word of mouth, than old IPs because those people already go for the release.
I know, that's why I still consider it to be bold, just not super bold anymore.
Exactly. The game will still be selling well in the next 2 years, and then Nintendo can always turn it into a Nintendo Select, cutting the price to $30, do special bundles for the holidays, etc.
Well it will be a waiting game and most will be happy if they achieve it.
duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"
Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"
Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."