Again though, the reasons for those mistakes do not exist with Switch, nor is there any sign at all Nintendo are heading in a similar direction.
Phones aren't a good point of comparison for Switch either, again totally different product. Wii's decine isn't analogous either as it followed a totally different trajectory.
If Switch's tech or competition from PS/Xbox was a problem it never would've sold in the first place, launching as it did midgen against more powerful dedicated consoles.
That was one of the reasons (along with the pandemic and some big games) why switch jumped from 13 and 16M in 2017 and 2018 to almost 30M now, because of those consoles being more relevant and looked for back in 2017 and 2018, and almost no interest to them in 2020 and 2021 (and limited stock of new ones).
The home consoles are not so much direct competition as a consoles, as much as they are like a different choice for the mass consumer who doesn't understand very well all the hardware and software differences.
If PS5 and XBSX were in full stock since start of this year, I can guarantee you switch would've been at around 7-8M now, not 11M, and would do 20M for the year at best, not around 25M (or whatever it will)
Also I am not saying they are a problem, but they shrink each other's share on the market little or more.
Therefore If all 3 are in very good place you won't see them making insane numbers.
When Switch is making them it's alone. When PS4 made them was alone. When PS4 began to drop, the Switch started rising. When DS and Wii made them 360/PS3 were doing 10M at best for those years. They began doing close to 15M per year when Wii and DS began to drop.
When PS2 made the high numbers no one made them. When the PS2 began to drop the DS and Wii started to rise.
Every time something is selling really well, other are selling bad or mediocre at best. It's like puzzle.
Now with the next year the PS5 and XBSX are coming full stock and are rising, the switch is going down, for this and for all the other reasons I already said.
And this is just something normal and ordinary I am not bashing Switch or something.
It's just the way things works and are. With every console. In every generation.
Also about the mistakes.. one of the possible mistakes is already done .. Nintendo could and had to release Pro model this year. With this I can agree that the next year sales would've been at least 20M or even had a chance of reaching 25M. However they didn't do it, and that is one thing that will cut the switch's life at least by 1 year (maybe 2) of what will be now and what could've been (and overall end the hopes for DS/PS2 numbers)Last edited by yo33331 - on 14 July 2021