Pachter: Switch Won't Reach Wii Level Sales - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 10 July 2017 / 6,581 Views
Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter has predicted the Nintendo Switch will not reach the 100 million units sold that the Wii did in its lifetime.
Pachter does predict the Switch will still be a success for Nintendo selling around 50 million units at 10 million units per year for five years.
"Overtime Switch will be fine it will do 50 million if the price comes down the curb," said Pachter. "The question though is will it do a hundred? I don’t think so that’s 20 million a year. 10 Million a year for 5 years for sure,20 Million a year ever probably not."
Pachter previously stated that the Switch could outsell the Xbox One, which has sold around 30 million units to date.
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