With every new console launch, the media world tracks each and every move a console makes. Media outlets run stories tracking each million-unit milestone reached, making sure to highlight what new record-breaking pace a newly-launched platform has broken. In reality, however, launch sales for a console have rarely been a good barometer for the true success of a console. As a result, it is wise to temper expectations. A successful launch day for the Switch does not necessarily mean Nintendos new hybrid will be a massive success, just as a summers sale slump does not mean the console will be a failure. For a good indicator of the consoles lasting appeal, it is best to wait for the first holiday season. The Switchs first 4 6 months will do little to reveal its long-term success.
[Source: nintendoenthusiast.com ]