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trunkswd said:
curl-6 said:

Switch well and truly hammering 3DS, should pass it easily unless Nintendo do something astoundingly dumb like dumping support prematurely.

As for DS, the fact they're even still in the same ballpark is impressive given DS's monstrous total sales. I don't expect Switch to have the same kind of insane total, but it's a good sign.

Switch is doing great. I expect we will learn soon the big Switch games for holiday 2020. AC will help boost sales up as long as shortages aren't too bad. 

DS had a slow start, but picked up huge steam later on. 

I hope so, their near total silence about what's coming this year beyond AC has me rather concerned. Hopefully I'm just being paranoid. They'll need some heavy hitters in the second half of the year or their momentum could crash.



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curl-6 said:
trunkswd said:

Switch is doing great. I expect we will learn soon the big Switch games for holiday 2020. AC will help boost sales up as long as shortages aren't too bad. 

DS had a slow start, but picked up huge steam later on. 

I hope so, their near total silence about what's coming this year beyond AC has me rather concerned. Hopefully I'm just being paranoid. They'll need some heavy hitters in the second half of the year or their momentum could crash.

Something like BotW2 or MP4? Yes I know both are very unlikely. 



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trunkswd said:
curl-6 said:

I hope so, their near total silence about what's coming this year beyond AC has me rather concerned. Hopefully I'm just being paranoid. They'll need some heavy hitters in the second half of the year or their momentum could crash.

Something like BotW2 or MP4? Yes I know both are very unlikely. 

I would saw off my right arm without anesthetic for either of those games to come out in 2020, but I expect neither will.



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curl-6 said:
trunkswd said:

Something like BotW2 or MP4? Yes I know both are very unlikely. 

I would saw off my right arm without anesthetic for either of those games to come out in 2020, but I expect neither will.

I'm guessing 2021 for BotW 2 and 2022 for MP2. I have a feeling we will see remasters and rereleases for this year. 



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trunkswd said:
curl-6 said:

I would saw off my right arm without anesthetic for either of those games to come out in 2020, but I expect neither will.

I'm guessing 2021 for BotW 2 and 2022 for MP4. I have a feeling we will see remasters and rereleases for this year. 

Yeah that sounds about right. 

I really hope Nintendo has some new and major games for this year beyond AC. This should be the Switch's prime, yet their schedule is as barren as the Sahara.



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curl-6 said:
trunkswd said:

I'm guessing 2021 for BotW 2 and 2022 for MP4. I have a feeling we will see remasters and rereleases for this year. 

Yeah that sounds about right. 

I really hope Nintendo has some new and major games for this year beyond AC. This should be the Switch's prime, yet their schedule is as barren as the Sahara.

I am sure we will learn something soon. Nintendo loves to wait to announce games. Square Enix announcing games 5+ years before they launch is worse IMO. 



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trunkswd said:
curl-6 said:

Yeah that sounds about right. 

I really hope Nintendo has some new and major games for this year beyond AC. This should be the Switch's prime, yet their schedule is as barren as the Sahara.

I am sure we will learn something soon. Nintendo loves to wait to announce games. Square Enix announcing games 5+ years before they launch is worse IMO. 

Yeah that's annoying too, I'm still fucking pissed they announced Bayonetta 3 back in 2017 and still haven't shown any gameplay more than two years later. I wish they could just do a happy medium; announce stuff that's 9-18 months out, announce it with actual gameplay, and release it on time.



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curl-6 said:
trunkswd said:

I am sure we will learn something soon. Nintendo loves to wait to announce games. Square Enix announcing games 5+ years before they launch is worse IMO. 

Yeah that's annoying too, I'm still fucking pissed they announced Bayonetta 3 back in 2017 and still haven't shown any gameplay more than two years later. I wish they could just do a happy medium; announce stuff that's 9-18 months out, announce it with actual gameplay, and release it on time.

I totally forgot about Bayonetta 3. Than again it isn't a franchise that is for me. I agree that 9-18 months makes the most sense. So they announce a game in 2020 for a release in 2021 or in early 2020 for a release for holiday 2020. 



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PS4 vs DS

PlayStation 4 Vs. DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 210,041 – DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 5,678,071 – DS

Total Lead: 34,997,039 - DS

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 107,575,699

DS Total Sales: 142,572,738

February 2020 is the 76th month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Nintendo DS when compared with the PlayStation 4 during the same timeframe. The Nintendo DS has grown its lead over the PlayStation 4 by 210,041 units and in the last 12 months outsold the PlayStation 4 by 5.68 million units. The Nintendo DS currently leads by 35.00 million units.

The DS launched in November 2004 in North America, December 2004 in Japan and March 2005 in Europe, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. The PlayStation 4 has sold 107.58 million units, while the Nintendo DS sold 142.57 million units during the same timeframe.

The 76th month on sale for the PlayStation 4 is February, while for the Nintendo DS it is February 2011.

The Nintendo DS ended up selling 154.02 million units lifetime. The PlayStation 4 needs to sell another 46.44 million units to outsell the Nintendo DS.



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curl-6 said:

PS4 vs DS

PlayStation 4 Vs. DS Global:

Gap change in latest month: 210,041 – DS

Gap change over last 12 months: 5,678,071 – DS

Total Lead: 34,997,039 - DS

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 107,575,699

DS Total Sales: 142,572,738

February 2020 is the 76th month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Nintendo DS when compared with the PlayStation 4 during the same timeframe. The Nintendo DS has grown its lead over the PlayStation 4 by 210,041 units and in the last 12 months outsold the PlayStation 4 by 5.68 million units. The Nintendo DS currently leads by 35.00 million units.

The DS launched in November 2004 in North America, December 2004 in Japan and March 2005 in Europe, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. The PlayStation 4 has sold 107.58 million units, while the Nintendo DS sold 142.57 million units during the same timeframe.

The 76th month on sale for the PlayStation 4 is February, while for the Nintendo DS it is February 2011.

The Nintendo DS ended up selling 154.02 million units lifetime. The PlayStation 4 needs to sell another 46.44 million units to outsell the Nintendo DS.

Thanks for posting this one. Slipped my mind when I published the article. I guess that is what happens on Fridays lol. 



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