In the 14+ years I've been running GoNintendo, I don't think I've had a more perfect example of why analysts' predictions should be taken with a grain of salt.
Today we have two different analysts offer predictions for Switch sales this fiscal year. First up is the Ace Economic Research Institute's Hideki Yasuda. Along with some revenue predictions, Yasuda predicts that Nintendo will ship 25 million Switch units and 140 million software units.
Then on the flip-side we have analyst Michael Pachter. He's taking things in the complete opposite direction, saying Nintendo is on-track to sell roughly 8 million Switch units this fiscal year.
These are two analysts who follow the game industry, and they have wildly different predictions. For what it's worth, Nintendo is aiming to sell 20 million units this fiscal year. We'll find out in March who was closer with their estimate.