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Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Nintendo hardware sales surpass 700 million total sold.

 

Will the Switch get it over the 800 million milestone?

Yes 11 50.00%
 
No 6 27.27%
 
Maybe so 5 22.73%
 
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contestgamer said:
also why did you ad switch to console instead of handheld?

Because Nintendo considers it a console.



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omarct said:

I dont think the switch can sell 80 million by 2020 which is around when the next gen PS5 is coming out. Once the PS5 is out I dont see why anyone would buy a 4 year old switch unless Nintendo plans on making the switch their only console going forward which I doubt. I believe they will milk the switch a little while longer then release the next Handheld "4DS" around 2020. Then around 2023 they will release the new Switch 2. Basically they will always be avoiding the Playstation rather than colliding with it. I think the switch will stop at around 60 million. But I could be wrong, it will all depend on how much of a leap forward the next gen Switch Pokemon will be. If Pokemon Lets GO is anything to go by then I feel it will be a huge disappointment. I am actually hoping that is not the case so that I can have a decent excuse to waste 300 on a switch. If "Pokemon Stars" is huge, and I dont mean pokemon sun and moon level, I am talking about 200+ amazing looking pokemon, Zelda level graphics, amazing new combat animations, no more grass but actual pokemon roaming around, and taking the online batle aspect to the next level, then I think they could easily make 80 million. Unfortunately looking back at all the previous Pokemon releases and how lazy they have been it is hard for me to see them breaking themselves out of the mold they have put themselves in. Nintendo needs to put in some work instead of some more cash grabs. A brand new successful Nintendo IP would also help.

It won't stop the Switch from selling. Not unless you believe it will fall off a cliff coming years. 



Reaching 800 is possible, yes.



Gameplay > Graphics

Substance > Style

Art Direction > Realism

Barkley said:
Huh, PlayStation is closer than I thought. Colossal numbers.

Can Switch push it over 800m, A.K.A can the switch reach 91.3m?

It's possible.

The 3DS is still selling, so the Switch only needs to reach about 85m.

omarct said:

If "Pokemon Stars" is huge, and I dont mean pokemon sun and moon level, I am talking about 200+ amazing looking pokemon, Zelda level graphics, amazing new combat animations, no more grass but actual pokemon roaming around, and taking the online batle aspect to the next level, then I think they could easily make 80 million.

They can't just make 200+ new 'amazing looking Pokémon'. At that rate, we would have thousands of Pokémon in a few decades. Also, they've already turned almost every notable animal in one or several Pokémon, so they would run out of ideas very fast if they'd do this.

And the 'actual Pokémon roaming around' thing sounds like an awful idea. It would take away all the exitement.



what's more insane is 255 million is from a single generation. Nobody will ever replicate that level of success again...



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