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3DS had a revision along with New Super Mario Bros 2 in the same quarter and Switch still matched its shipments.



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p0isonparadise said: 


Anyways, I derailed this thread long enough. If Nintendo plays its cards right I could see Switch doing more of a Game Boy/DS hybrid sales trend.

Sorry if someone else already asked this, but when you say a trend similar to Gameboy and DS, are you talking sales figures (like 110-150 mil) or just consistency in selling 



Doesn't really matter if they hit their target or not when it comes to the consumers, only the stock market cares about earnings and forecasts.

The biggest thing from next quarter will be the indication on where the platform is really heading. Wii, WiiU, and 3DS all dove hard after they surged. Has Switch already surged or dose it still have stong legs? That is what I'm interested in for Q4.



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All you guys saying it doesn't matter obviously don't know how stock markets and shareholders work.



Intrinsic said:
All you guys saying it doesn't matter obviously don't know how stock markets and shareholders work.

Has Sony had any major negative consequences since they missed their PS4 forecast a couple years ago? Nope.

Hardware forecast is only one part of the equation, if hardware slightly misses but software, revenue & profit exceed their forcast than shareholders aren't going to go in a frenzy.



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zorg1000 said:
Intrinsic said:
All you guys saying it doesn't matter obviously don't know how stock markets and shareholders work.

Has Sony had any major negative consequences since they missed their PS4 forecast a couple years ago? Nope.

Hardware forecast is only one part of the equation, if hardware slightly misses but software, revenue & profit exceed their forcast than shareholders aren't going to go in a frenzy.

I agree.  In fact, software is really where the profit comes from.  So far it looks like Nintendo is going to exceed their software forecast, but fall short of their hardware forecast.  

Hardware is nice to look at though, because it is a simple metric that gives a good idea how the whole console is doing in the present and the future.  One expects that hardware sales will lead to software sales.



Do you maybe have the biggest peaks of every quarter? Would love to see what the all time records for Q1-Q4 are and which console/handheld set that record.



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Marth said:
Do you maybe have the biggest peaks of every quarter? Would love to see what the all time records for Q1-Q4 are and which console/handheld set that record.

Well, it's not really that interesting since DS holds every record.

Q1: June 2007, 6.98M
Q2: September 2008, 6.79M
Q3: December 2008, 11.89M
Q4: March 2008, 5.81M



StarDoor said:
Marth said:
Do you maybe have the biggest peaks of every quarter? Would love to see what the all time records for Q1-Q4 are and which console/handheld set that record.

Well, it's not really that interesting since DS holds every record.

Q1: June 2007, 6.98M
Q2: September 2008, 6.79M
Q3: December 2008, 11.89M
Q4: March 2008, 5.81M

DS was such a beast



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StarDoor said:
Marth said:
Do you maybe have the biggest peaks of every quarter? Would love to see what the all time records for Q1-Q4 are and which console/handheld set that record.

Well, it's not really that interesting since DS holds every record.

Q1: June 2007, 6.98M
Q2: September 2008, 6.79M
Q3: December 2008, 11.89M
Q4: March 2008, 5.81M

Thank you! Wow, seems like 2008 was a pretty insane year :D
Those records are hard to improve.



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