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Old 01-24-2017, 02:20 AM   #1
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Nintendo Switch Predicted To Sell 40 Million Systems By End Of 2020

It is possible if Switch is a complete replacement of 3DS.

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Nintendo Switch Predicted To Sell 40 Million Systems By End Of 2020
By comparison, the Wii U sold around 13 million units over its first four years.



Research firm DFC Intelligence released a report this week in which it predicts that the Nintendo Switch will sell 40 million units by the end of 2020. As reported by GI.biz, that's almost three times as many consoles as the Wii U sold over its first four years. By Nintendo's latest count, the Wii U had sold 13.36 million units, compared to 100 million for the original Wii over the course of its lifetime.

Nintendo has said it will have 2 million Nintendo Switch units available worldwide for its launch month. However, Nintendo has not offered any kind of long-term sales prediction for the console.

According to DFC, 2 million units for March and a launch lineup of fewer than 10 titles might impact the console's ability to have a very strong start. "Demand is expected to be strong and the major issue will be whether the system can attract a broad audience starting in the holiday sales season of 2017," the DFC report said.

"The Switch is a compelling piece of hardware that could potentially reach a much larger addressable market," DFC boss David Cole said. "However given the limited software and Nintendo's poor recent track record of introducing new products we have tempered our forecasts to be conservative."

Get the full story on DFC's Nintendo Switch report here at GI.biz.

Not everyone believes the Nintendo Switch will be a big hit; some analysts have questioned whether it is innovative and can appeal to a wide audience.

"Sorry, but is a portable/home console approach really that innovative...? I am most concerned about the target group of the device: who else but die-hard Nintendo fans will buy the Switch?" analyst Dr. Serkan Toto said in 2016.

The Nintendo Switch launches on March 3, priced at $300. In other news, Nintendo has confirmed that there will be no video-streaming services available at launch; so no Netflix.


http://www.gamespot.com/articles/nin.../1100-6447137/
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Old 01-24-2017, 03:52 AM   #2
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People thinking cause how fast the preorders sold already that it will sell out and be really hard to find like the wii, I don't see it happening. But, I don't think it will sell awfully like the wii u did. I can see it doing better than the wii u just cause this seems 20 times neater than the wii u.

The Wii U was just too boring. The Touch Screen didn't really add to games like DS touch screen did and in times, made the games worse. When before they never had that problem being played, ie Fatal Frame 5, Star Fox Zero.
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Well if Nintendo discontinues 3DS and focus on putting everything on Switch, then it should have no problem getting that number, but right now Nintendo is taking baby steps.
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But who's gonna develop for it? Nobody's gonna want Switch versions of multiplatform games. There will be a shortage, at least artificially. That's how Nintendo works. They will release in low numbers and Nintendo will be really slow at shipping more. That way they create online fervor and headlines. It's their entire marketing strategy and folks seriously don't catch on.
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The Wii U was just too boring. The Touch Screen didn't really add to games like DS touch screen did and in times, made the games worse. When before they never had that problem being played, ie Fatal Frame 5, Star Fox Zero.
Ugh, tell me about it.

Star Fox Zero and Fatal Frame 5 were two games I was super hyped for on the Wii U and BOTH left a bad taste in my mouth. And I'm always looking for excuses to buy Wii U games! But the FF5 demo was so poor and clunky and Star Fox Zero (which I actually did buy) was good, but not because of the Wii U controls. That was actually the worst part of it.
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