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Ashadelo said:

Too expensive, i don't think it's going to sell nearly as well as many people think it will. Initially it will sell well, like all new systems. But the Switch has been losing a lot of momentum the second half of this year along with zero price cuts and all their games still the same price isn't helping. 

Define "has been losing a lot of momentum the second half of this year"

They literally announced the OLED model in the first week of H2, 3 months before release, of course that would impact sales over the summer.

It's only down ~9% YoY with last year still high on the Animal Crossing+Covid boost. It's up ~60% compared to 2019 and ~100% compared to 2018.

Being slightly behind one of the greatest years in history is not "losing a lot of momentum".



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zorg1000 said:
Ashadelo said:

Too expensive, i don't think it's going to sell nearly as well as many people think it will. Initially it will sell well, like all new systems. But the Switch has been losing a lot of momentum the second half of this year along with zero price cuts and all their games still the same price isn't helping. 

Define "has been losing a lot of momentum the second half of this year"

They literally announced the OLED model in the first week of H2, 3 months before release, of course that would impact sales over the summer.

It's only down ~9% YoY with last year still high on the Animal Crossing+Covid boost. It's up ~60% compared to 2019 and ~100% compared to 2018.

Being slightly behind one of the greatest years in history is not "losing a lot of momentum".

It is for those that had the ridiculous notion that Switch 2021 fiscal year would make Switch 2020 fiscal year dwarfed. People that were expecting 30-35 mil+ for the fiscal year lol. Also, I think the OLED caused a slight dip, but I suspect most of it is the fact that it is an old system now and the market is aware of it. I suspect a very front-loaded OLED buy-in from the market, followed by a siginificant drop-off in the OLED's popularity compared to the base Switch. I think, in the end, Switch 1 would have sold 110-120 million without the OLED and they will do the same with OLED, hopefully followed by Switch 2's launch in 2023, a full 6 years after Switch 1 and a normal life cycle.



Captain_Yuri said:

I am on the fence as ebgames allows me to trade in my regular switch and buy a switch OLED for $170 (regular price is $450). But I am struggling to find a compelling reason to upgrade. Yea OLED and other minor improvements but it just feels so underwhelming. We will see though.

Think how good your porn games will look on it. ;)



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

Dulfite said:
zorg1000 said:

Define "has been losing a lot of momentum the second half of this year"

They literally announced the OLED model in the first week of H2, 3 months before release, of course that would impact sales over the summer.

It's only down ~9% YoY with last year still high on the Animal Crossing+Covid boost. It's up ~60% compared to 2019 and ~100% compared to 2018.

Being slightly behind one of the greatest years in history is not "losing a lot of momentum".

It is for those that had the ridiculous notion that Switch 2021 fiscal year would make Switch 2020 fiscal year dwarfed. People that were expecting 30-35 mil+ for the fiscal year lol. Also, I think the OLED caused a slight dip, but I suspect most of it is the fact that it is an old system now and the market is aware of it. I suspect a very front-loaded OLED buy-in from the market, followed by a siginificant drop-off in the OLED's popularity compared to the base Switch. I think, in the end, Switch 1 would have sold 110-120 million without the OLED and they will do the same with OLED, hopefully followed by Switch 2's launch in 2023, a full 6 years after Switch 1 and a normal life cycle.

I'm not sure where you saw those predictions, in this thread the consensus was flat or slight increase/decrease.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread/244309/your-sales-expectations-for-2021/1/

19 predictions

23-30m, 18

Over 30m, 1

Average-26.2m

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Dulfite said:
zorg1000 said:

Define "has been losing a lot of momentum the second half of this year"

They literally announced the OLED model in the first week of H2, 3 months before release, of course that would impact sales over the summer.

It's only down ~9% YoY with last year still high on the Animal Crossing+Covid boost. It's up ~60% compared to 2019 and ~100% compared to 2018.

Being slightly behind one of the greatest years in history is not "losing a lot of momentum".

It is for those that had the ridiculous notion that Switch 2021 fiscal year would make Switch 2020 fiscal year dwarfed. People that were expecting 30-35 mil+ for the fiscal year lol. Also, I think the OLED caused a slight dip, but I suspect most of it is the fact that it is an old system now and the market is aware of it. I suspect a very front-loaded OLED buy-in from the market, followed by a siginificant drop-off in the OLED's popularity compared to the base Switch. I think, in the end, Switch 1 would have sold 110-120 million without the OLED and they will do the same with OLED, hopefully followed by Switch 2's launch in 2023, a full 6 years after Switch 1 and a normal life cycle.

Zorg beat me to it but I was gonna so, how many people actually predicted that? The overwhelming majority seem to have expected a 24-27 million year.



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It will only be about $300 if I trade in my current Switch. Honestly don't see the point considering I have never played it in handheld mode.

If there was a performance improvement of any kind, I would have jumped on it.



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I usually play in TV mode, have enough free space on my SD card and have an USB-Ethernet converter since day 1. So nope. There's no need for me to buy the OLED model.



Question for the people that got it (or have more than one switch) is it possible to get all your previous data from your old switch to your new switch?

If i get the oled switch, will i be able to transfer all of my downloads ?



Maynard_Tool said:

Question for the people that got it (or have more than one switch) is it possible to get all your previous data from your old switch to your new switch?

If i get the oled switch, will i be able to transfer all of my downloads ?

Absolutely! You transfer your photos with an SD card, your saves transfer when you sign your name in your new Switch, but you will have to redownload all of your software. 

if you have an Animal Crossing island you’ll need to use the island transfer tool. And it’s also important that if you use other accounts on your Switch that you want to keep save files for that you setup another Nintendo account for them. You’ll need to use a different email address. 



super_etecoon said:
Maynard_Tool said:

Question for the people that got it (or have more than one switch) is it possible to get all your previous data from your old switch to your new switch?

If i get the oled switch, will i be able to transfer all of my downloads ?

Absolutely! You transfer your photos with an SD card, your saves transfer when you sign your name in your new Switch, but you will have to redownload all of your software. 

if you have an Animal Crossing island you’ll need to use the island transfer tool. And it’s also important that if you use other accounts on your Switch that you want to keep save files for that you setup another Nintendo account for them. You’ll need to use a different email address. 

I am mainly interested on my games. Smash bros, hades, etc etc downloaded games. Thats all i needed. Now i just need to find a oled switch.

thanks for the info. I will be getting one for sure