And to think they delayed the launch partially to make more hardware.
They delayed the launch to build hype, and develop a consistent and effective marketing strategy, while also giving devs more time to finish their games.
Building more hardware was only an excuse and, if it wasn't, now they're clearly ready for a consistent year of buyer demand.
“When we make some new announcement and if there is no positive initial reaction from the market, I try to think of it as a good sign because that can be interpreted as people reacting to something groundbreaking. ...if the employees were always minding themselves to do whatever the market is requiring at any moment, and if they were always focusing on something we can sell right now for the short term, it would be very limiting. We are trying to think outside the box.” - Satoru Iwata - This is why corporate multinationals will never truly understand, or risk doing, what Nintendo does.