The last 2017 left us with the launch of Nintendo Switch, a console which in less than a year managed to outstrip the sales of its predecessor, Wii U, and surpassed even the most optimistic expectations of sales by analysts and their own Nintendo. However, it does not seem that this trend will be repeated in the current second year of the console's life, or at least it says different opinions. analysts from the industry.
According to reports from the economic portal Bloomberg, and based on the estimates of eight different analysts, selling the Nintendo Switch in the second year of life they are lower than expected and will not reach the sales target of the company for March 2019. As reported by the aforementioned media, the average of analysts' estimates put global sales Nintendo Switch in 35 million consoles for the next March, is not an insignificant figure, but it falls to three million for 38 million Nintendo is expected for the end of the second year.
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Apparently, most analysts point to a drop in the pace of launch as the main reason for slowing sales. In the words of Cornelio Esch, an analyst at William O'Neal and Co .: "All big consoles should have a great second year, and Nintendo this is not done with Switch. Investors thought they might sell 90 million units in five years, but after this year it seems practically impossible", which added"On actions are reduced to the value they had when Switch, which does not speak too well for their long-term perspectives"
Also, the famous Michael Pahter remained faithful to his past opinions and commented that "2018 is a wake-up call and lowers the Earth's expectations. On Switch It's great, but it's still mostly a laptop, and quite expensive. I do not expect sales growth unless the price drops below $ 200"Instead, analyst Hanako Takahashi of Credit Suisse sees"very likely"to publish new model of Nintendo Switch during the first half of 2019.
On the other hand, from Nintendo comments Bloomberg that it is still too early to evaluate the effectiveness of second year sales, and who remain faithful to their initial expectations. With the recent version of Pokemon Let's Go, which sold 3 million units in just one week and the upcoming premiere of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, it will be necessary to see how the estimates of selling the Nintendo Switch in terms of these analyzes, especially with several Christmas hours that could give a good boost to sales of the console. Until then, I leave you with our own impressions of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.