- Oct 25, 2017
This year Nintendo has a secret weapon.
Isn’t Cyber Monday also in Dec this year? That should help with growth over last year. 2m is a monumental task, but I guess it’s within the realm of possibilities.
True, Cyber Monday does help a bit. Not sure if that and the general momentum is enough to add 200k compared to last December, though.
Looks like Benji clarified on Twitter the Switch performance as...“Overall MONSTER volume. Blown away at its performance. Significant gain YoY”. Not sure if the gain is specific to BF or all of November, but either way it should be up.
December will be interesting for sure, on one hand there isnt a big Dec title but on the other hand it has a cheaper sku and Cyber monday included.
It is a better value for a lot of people but also a worse for most. Don't see a problem in that, Nintendo always positioned the OG as the flagship model.
I just want Nintendo to realize the hybrid should always be the first system and OG system of any future generations. After that a non dockable system can release later
Yeah I expect it. Problem is NoA will probably combine BF/CM business together which won't help clarify for NPD.
That's bonkers. They are on their way to reach 10m ?
I think most people expect the hybrid sku to still be the most popular model with Lite being a supplemental sku that helps increase sales and make up maybe ~1/3 of sales.
Based on these statements, do we think 1.5+ million is possible?Looks like Benji clarified on Twitter the Switch performance as...“Overall MONSTER volume. Blown away at its performance. Significant gain YoY”. Not sure if the gain is specific to BF or all of November, but either way it should be up.
Starting to get exciting with some details worth discussing IMO.
If I’m not mistaken Switch did almost 1.8m last November, with Cyber Monday. This November NPD period will not include Cyber Monday so I’m not sure how that will affect overall Nov sales, but it should easily be over 1.5m based on Benji’s statements.
Pretty sure the 1.8M was December. I think it was “only” 1.3M for November.
Nope, it did about 1.36 million in November and 1.77 in December. Still, I agree 1.5 is very possible if Benji is correct.
Benji has been talking in superlatives about Switch sales every week during November, so expect that significant gain during BF to be the norm for the whole month. I think 1.6M or more is possible based on that.
It has four things going for it, and one against:
Some of the Smash systems were sold in Nov last year with a download code for Smash once Smash released. Obviously it still moved units in Dec, but I thought it may be helpful to mention.It has four things going for it, and one against:
+ Pokémon Sword Shield is a bigger deal than Let's Go
+ Cyber Monday is part of the December tracking period
+ Switch momentum in general has been bigger compared to last year
+ Switch Lite adds on to the total quite nicely (even a 20% addition when it is totally additive is a huge deal)
- No release that is anywhere near as big as Smash during December
The Smash release is a big deal, and it moved a lot of units. But the pros are quite sizable as well, which means that 2M definitely is quite possible, though not guaranteed per se I think.