Well, obviously not "only" diehards if we're being totally literal, but I'd say a very large proportion of its buyers were Nintendo fans willing to overlook its problems cos it was the only console (at the time) where you could play games like Mario Kart 8.

And even some Nintendo fans sat it out by going with the 3DS instead.

It was never able to achieve any meaningful penetration of the mainstream market, something Switch has thankfully rectified by being a far better designed and marketed system with a much better software library.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.