Thank Nintendo's failed Wii U for the Switch's wild success

Posted on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

In the video game industry, it’s largely believed that you should never count Nintendo out. The legacy home console company usually has a method behind its madness.

Wednesday morning, Nintendo revealed that its newest console has outsold its last one in just 10 months. The Wii U came out in 2012, and managed to sell 13.56 million units during its five-year lifespan, compared to the 14.86 million that the Switch has now sold.

If you look at where the company was before the Switch’s launch, you might be tempted to think the half-portable, half-home console was merely a flash of inspiration that saved the company.  Read more…

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