mZuzek said:
Soundwave said:

Nintendo knew the Japanese market was going portable only and Wii U was their attempt to hedge against that, the technology at the time only allowed for semi-portability. Switch is just the Wii U concept reversed, instead of a "dummy controller", the hardware is now in the controller and the "console" is now a "dummy dock". 

Yeah, I was amazed when I saw some Japanese Switch commercials earlier today and noticed that they barely show any signs of the console being a hybrid. It's just shown in handheld mode for 98% of the time.

why the surprise? they love portables in Japan. They were always going to push that aspect over there. In the west, they'll show off the hybrid aspect much more