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Kimishima thinks the Switch has the potential to reach Wii-like sales

LordKasual

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Is he trolling?

I don't see it, but if they do it twice then i'll stop ragging on nintendo for a while
 

Neoxon

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I guess there's nothing wrong with dreaming big, but those are some pretty high expectations.

The Wii was lightning in a bottle, the odds of lightning striking twice (especially with Nintendo facing decline on both ends) are rather slim right now. Either way, I wish Nintendo the best. I already got my Switch pre-order.
 

Sophia

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You would think after the failure of the Wii U, their expectations would be more realistic.
 

Mik317

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I'm pretty excited for the switch..but naw.

i don't think any videogame console or handheld will ever hit those numbers again.
 
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Well he could have gone crazier and said that he expected to 1, 2 Switch to sell about as well as Wii Sports.

So there's that I guess.
 

Aleh

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It's nice to see he is at least confident it will do really well, it's a good sign regardless of the actual odds in its favor
 

georly

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Only way I see this happening is if 'switch' is like ~10 different hardware iterations that last 15 years (switch, switch mini, switch tv, switch pro, Switch plus, switch advance, etc etc) and they all share the same 'library' and 'ecosystem' and so nintendo classifies them all as 'switch' hardware sales.
 

Mikey Jr.

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Isn't this the same company that expected to sell 10 million WiiU in a year, and then waited until the last day to forecast down?

It was fucking hilarious. They were so adament about selling millions while selling 30k a month.
 

Gotdatmoney

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Hahaha not happening. But if they take an aggressive approach to hardware price they can definitely put up some good numbers.
 

Jaded Alyx

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Wait, wasn't he the one guy we know of at Nintendo who was critical of the Wii U and down on it's chances compared to Nintendo's forecasts?

What happened Kimi? I thought you were the reasonable one...
 

Zakalwe

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It doesn't seem to have anywhere near the penetration potential as the Wii did.

The Wii was a brand new way to play, as much as that panned out or didn't, it was perceived as this entirely new thing that the entire family could get behind. I don't see how a hybrid home console/hand held offers the same.

I don't see the average mum and dad getting excited about actually playing the switch the way they may have had interest in the Wii, for example.
 

SuperSah

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Switch probably will sell decently.

Wii levels? Nah. Nintendo really got lucky with Wii - it won't ever see sales that high again I feel.