I'm still surprised how low it sold. It should at least be above the Vita ..
I think it's quite obvious it would've surpassed the Vita if Nintendo gave it more time on the spotlight. You know, if BotW actually released as a Wii U exclusive, and all that stuff.
...yeah, they probably made the right choice lol.
Not really, the online was planned from the start, the free period was just a trial.
I wouldn't call it a trial at all. A trial is what you get for a service that already exists. Buying a Xbox One and playing online for one month is a trial for Xbox Live. Buying a Switch today and playing online for a week (lol) is a trial for Nintendo Switch Online, even if this crap can barely be called a service to begin with.
For the first year and a half, there was no service or anything, it was just free online, even if it was always planned to end eventually.