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Is Nintendo Switch really as successful as we think it is?

Is Nintendo Switch really as successful as we think it is?
From N4G - December 12, 2017
MrMagz1h ago(Edited 1h ago)

First off, the Wii U only sold a little over 6 million in its first year, as opposed to 10 mil in Switch's first 9 months. There is no possible way that the Switch will just stop being bought and never pass the pathetic 14 million that Wii U sold lifetime, especially since the holiday season is not over yet. Second, many people across the internet that bought a Switch had no interest in the Wii U; if anything it's more the 3DS crowd that is jumping on board, especially in Japan. Third, each Switch cost a little over $250 to make, so they are making a profit with each Switch sold at $300, especially since the attach rate for their first party titles is so high. Lastly, realistically it is a good thing that the Switch is eating into 3DS sales because that means Nintendo is gaining about $150 with every Switch being sold over a 3DS, not including games which also cost more. It also shows that the demand for 3DS is slowing way down, which will cause Nintendo to cease game and system production on 3DS sooner than later, allowing them to make games for the Switch and systems faster.

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