Last 2017 left us with the launch of Nintendo Switch, a console that in less than a year managed to surpass the sales of its predecessor, the Wii U, and exceeded even the most optimistic sales of expectations by the analysts and of its own Nintendo. However, it does not seem that this trend will be replicated in the current second year of the life of the console, or at least that of different opinions. analysts of the industry.
According to reports of the Bloomberg economic portal, and based on the evaluations of eight different analysts, Nintendo switch sales In their second year of life, they are lower than expected, and they would not reach the sale of the company for March 2019. As reported by the mentioned mean, the average of the analyst's rates locates global sales Nintendo Switch In the 35 million consoles for next March, not a trivial figure, but that decreases three million in respect of the 38 million who Nintendo expected for the end of its second year.
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Apparently, many analysts point to the decrease in the speed of launches as the main cause of slowdown in sales. According to the words of Cornelio Ash, an analyst of William O Neil & Co: "All major consoles need a good second year, and Nintendo It was not done with Switch. Investors thought they could sell 90 million units in five years, but after this year, it seems almost impossible"to whom he added"The share goes to the value they had when the Switch on, who do not speak very well about their long-term perspective"
Also, the well-known Michael Pachter remained faithful to his past opinions, and said "2018 was a call-call and lowered the expectations back to Earth. The Switch on It's great, but it's still mostly a laptop, and it's pretty expensive too. I do not expect growth in sales, if the price decreases less than $ 200"Instead, analyst Hanako Takahashi of Credit Suisse sees"very likely"announce a new Nintendo Switcher model during the first half of 2019.
On the other hand, from Nintendo commented to Bloomberg that it is still early to evaluate the performance of second-hand sales, and that remains true to its initial expectations. With the recent release of Let's Go, Pokémon, who sold 3 million units in just one week, and the next release of Ultimate Super Smash Bros., we need to see how the rates are Nintendo switch sales With regard to these analyzes, especially with some Christmas, which could give a good boost to the sales of the console. Until then we leave you with our own impressions of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.