This will shut up cliff theorists for at least more 3 or 4 months, then they will start their cliff predictions again...
The cliff is already a failed prediction. The whole thing was about how the Switch, despite early success, would still fail by "falling off a cliff" during its second year. It was disarmed when the Switch doubled its sales during year two.
But apparently it still had legs!
The Cliff Bros kept kicking back the date. Like this guy in 2019 who predicted that it would fall off a cliff shortly after it topped 60 million, and could potentially fail to surpass 3DS in the comment section here:
Then Switch sales took off like a rocket ship in fall 2019 and have continued an insane sales rate for the last two years.
That basically cut the legs off "The Cliff" predictions since now we're approaching the end of the generation. Not only has the Switch not fallen off a cliff, but it's seen an abnormally long period of high sales. We're already passed the border of where we would expect end of generation declines to occur, and Switch is still riding high. In fact, it's just out of the blocks and is going to pass the 100 million line in full sprint.
All these "The cliff" predictions can do now is shout while they bleed from dismemberment.
I don't think I've seen reality slaughter a prediction this badly since the Black Knight predicted to King Arthur that "None shall pass!"
Last edited by Jumpin - on 19 October 2021