Tbh guys, all sales data and historical data aside, I have a strong feeling the Switch will become the greatest selling console ever just based on my intuition and what I'm seeing around me in my life when it comes to interest in the Switch.
I'm seeing people who'd I never picture to ever purchase a game console now buying Switches. To be honest I've never seen a system with such must-have appeal like the Switch is getting right now. I feel like the Switch is getting a similiar must-have appeal like a smartphone would have, where the Switch is looked at as a device that everyone should have for a party or get-togethers to have fun local multiplayer experiences you can't get anywhere else, or to even play amazing single player Nintendo games anywhere they'd like.
I don't think even Playstation has ever reached this level of appeal, for one thing is that I'm seeing a surprising amount of Switch only owners who are more interested in playing more of Nintendo's unique and simple pick up and play games like Mario Kart,Mario Party, Animal Crossing,ect that Playstation just can't offer. Also, although Playstation has always sold great, people could also go to Xbox or PC to play very similiar games so many people may not see the need for a PS. Can't say the same for the Switch which has no other competitors that could take away its appeal.
While other Nintendo systems had great Nintendo's games as well, they just never struck the same chord as I'm seeing with the Switch right now. Even the successful Wii never had the Switch's appeal. Although Nintendo games still sold well on the Wii, they were no where near what we're seeing with the Switch right now and many people primarily purchased a Wii for Wii Sports and didn't really get to experience the other Nintendo games that makes Nintendo so appealing, so a good amount of people would disregard the Wii as being the system as primarily being the "Wii Sports" system and not realize the other Nintendo games they were missing out on, making the Wii sell less and look less appealing.
That hasn't happened with the Switch clearly, Nintendo games sales are stronger than ever and now many new fans are starting to finally realize how diverse and awesome Nintendo's library is which is enhancing the appeal more than ever for the Switch, and word-of-mouth for these games is stronger than ever before.
Also, I feel like the popularity of the Wii quickly diminished once Sony & Microsoft released their own answers to the Wii with the Move & Kinect, pretty much removing the main unique feature the Wii had going for in the first place. That isn't happening with the Switch.
Even in 2023 I'm still seeing people buy the Switch and the price hasn't been deteering sales much either cleary, people believe the price is fine and worth it to get a system that is so unique.
Last edited by javi741 - on 01 June 2023