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How Much Do You Expect the Nintendo Switch to Sell Lifetime?

Less Than 35 Million 74 3.83%
35-50 Million 155 8.02%
51-65 Million 209 10.81%
66-80 Million 461 23.85%
81-95 Million 448 23.18%
96-110 Million 343 17.74%
111-125 Million 91 4.71%
126-140 Million 47 2.43%
141-155 Million 17 0.88%
More Than 155 Million 88 4.55%

105 million

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They are probably close to 20 million sold through in a year and a half and without any price cuts, big bundle or big deals. There is still not much of their biggest sellers out. Switch still has no exclusive Monster Hunter/2D Mario/Real pokemon game/good party game/exclusive mario kart/Animal Crossing/Smash.. they have so many marketing possibilities with the thing.

Sales will exodes during the end of this year and 2019 has already more big games than this year. Once they are willing to drop the price and make bundles/collectors/deals it will be unstoppable. It will probably get a revision too.

Honestly it might not outpaced the wii in its prime (but i think it will next year tbh) but the Switch has something the wii didn't have, a good reputation amongst gamers. Families love the Switch and once they give them Mario Party and 2D Mario they will love it even more. Gamers love the Switch and once they get Smash/Core pokemon games/Metroid etc, they will still love it. Everyone loves it and it wont get shit on later on like the wii did since its able to get some 3rd party games and propose a good gaming experience.

So yea, will have big peak years in the near future and will last atleast couple years longer than the Wii, so i don't see it not outselling it.

I went with 81-95m. Of course, I would love to be dead wrong!

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I think I could actually see 110-130 million depending on how long Nintendo extends its life by keeping a steady stream of games going, releases a new model, etc. I believe while this isn't a Wii type explosion phenomenon, it'll be more of a slow and steady burn with a longer shelf life, and being part handheld, will tap into that larger DS/3DS audience.


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I'm expecting about 130M, so I choose 126-140M

Edit: someone necro this thread in a couple years just to see how right or wrong we were pls.

Also, *looking at poll* over 50 voted less than 65M and even over 10 choose less than 35M. Surely you can't be serious? (and I'm not calling you Shirley!)

Last edited by Bofferbrauer2 - on 19 August 2018

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More than 3DS, so I will go with 78m.

I think it'll break 100 million, but I'm not sure how much. Definitely at least 85 million worst case scenario.

It will become the best selling Hybrid console...... so I say Over 100mil.

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I think Switch will top out around 50 - 60 Million. I beleive it is going to face some serious competition by 2020 from Google, Microsoft, and Sony. If they launch a Switch 2 in 2021 to compete with next gen devices, I think Switch 2 could reach 80 - 100 Million.

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