Mario kart 8 DX sells like being Mario kart 9, no reason for a new Mario kart game on switch.
We are almost certain getting another 3D Mario on Switch, Switch recived 3D Mario in its 1st year and Switch will most likly have longer life span than average Ninendo console (Nintendo said they want Switch to have life span over 6 years), so there will be plenty of time for at least one new 3D Mario game. Same could be said for new 3D Zelda.
There is zero sense to release another completely different platform from Switch along side Switch, because Switch is also handheld in same time, and one of biggest advantage of Switch for Nintendo is that they are now working on games for just one platform. In some point Nintendo will just release Switch Mini/Pocket that will have more affordable price point.
This logic would lead to no new games at all and only more Mario Karts. This logic wouldn't even allow ARMS to be developed at all but another Nintendogs instead because those games are also made by the Mario Kart team. Cost of opportunity may be a nice catch phrase but they are not the single reason for why a game is made. The underlying situation is to be regarded holistically.
Agree, Nintendo well know that cant expect from evre new IP or even old game to expect around 5m sales, but that will not stop them relasing new IPs or sequels for games that didnt sell that much, also Nintendo is looking to have diverse library, and ARMS gave diverse to Switch library. At end ARMS will end up around 2.5+m and game most likly bring great profit to Nintendo, so we could easily see sequel, nothing is certain.
calm down. everyone knows the shipped numbers are good, and switch is doing great but it can't compete with ps4 and wont ship 20 million unless it improves europe and ROTW sales, americas is basically only US, and canada and those sale for the first quarter are nothing amazing, its obvious nintendo was gonna meet it shiments, sony had like 2.7-4 million sitting on store shelves in the past 2 years and were able to meet there shipments goals and surpass them. i wouldn't be surprised if there are 2.5 million switch sitting on store shelves WW as of march 31. we should hopefully be getting numbers soon.
Maybe you dont realise, but everything you saying in Nintendo/Switch threads is cant do that, it want do that, no way...everything is negative from you standpoint, so what are you saying or think is totally irrelevant.
Fact that you keep ignoring is that for Nintendo America is always strongest market and stronger than Europe, so point that Switch sold most in America isnt nothing new or strange for Switch, but for you thats something negative. Those sales for 1Q of this year were not amazing but they were quite good, espacily when we know that 1st quarter Switch lineup had only few releases that are not Indies. Later with more and stronger games Switch sales will be stronger on all markets. Also this 20m is forecasted from 1. April 2018. until 31. March 2019. so that 1 quarter doesnt count. That's your wishful thinking that 2.5m Switch units are sitting on store shelves WW, it's obvious that Switch is selling great.
it looks like nintendo will stop showing sold through numbers, sucks, but i don't blame them.
They will stop!? They were always showing only shipped numbers, only exception was that time in pre-holiday time when Reggie said they sold more than 10m units, but you sound like this ship numbers now are exception and that Nintendo always gave us sales numbers, which is crazy.
Also, you dont blame them!? Why would you blame them they were always giving us shipped numbers (even with Wii/DS), so its was expected they will give us shipped numbers.
Also look at this page, in Nintendo case shipped/sold is same thing at end.