Nintendo Switch has been selling like hotcakes and it has quickly become a popular gaming device. But that might not be the case in the near future it the console does not get console selling games like Zelda. Zelda has already been released for the console and it is considered to be one of the reasons why the console did so well when it came out.
While Pokemon Let’s Go is an upcoming game that might increase Nintendo Switch sales, some might argue that the hardcore fans have already got the device and that it was predicted ahead of time that a Pokemon game would be coming out for the Nintendo Switch. Having that said it does make sense that people that bought the console knew that a Pokemon game would be coming out and there won’t be too many people that will get the Nintendo Switch for the upcoming Pokemon game alone.
Other than that, we know that Pokemon Let’s Go will cater to the casual players and it not a hardcore Pokemon game, like the previous ones that we have seen. This could also impact Nintendo Switch sales. We also know that there is another Pokemon game coming out next year that will cater to the hardcore fan base. That has a higher chance to be a console seller, at least that is what I think.
Jefferies analyst Atul Goyal, touched on the matter of Nintendo Switch sales and the following is what he had to say regarding the matter:
Market expectations for Switch, as reflected in stock price, have turned from robust growth to no-growth in a matter of three months. We believe continued sales of Switch over the course of this year and next could very well prove this current thesis of Switch being ex- growth wrong as well. But given the sustained selling pressure, perhaps the short-term market is right about Nintendo (for a change) and perhaps it doesn’t grow in hardware sales,
It will be interesting to see how well the Nintendo Switch does in the upcoming months but it is safe to say that sales are falling and that the console is losing momentum. The upcoming Xbox and PS5 might have something to do with this but then again they are not expected until 2020.