|Pyro as Bill said:
Given that Wii was a fluke and DS was Nintendo striking gold, you'd be forgiven for thinking Switch is the first time Nintendo has intentionally made a console with mass market appeal for 20-30 years.
It's an underrated quality but Sony is consistently consistent. Nintendo and MS will both base the whole console/company around a gimmick whereas Sony stays on course and treats them as add-ons.
I don't consider Wii a fluke. Nintendo was clearly intending to go for that crowd and designed the system that way and removed it from direct competition. Sure we can say it was one hell of a gamble since no one had tried it before (or at least suceeded), but it wasn't an accident at all.
About DS, it sure is freak to see it doing over 150M while its competitor was like 80M, never happened before and probably won't again. But from what I remember Nintendo HH were increasing their userbase with each iteration and when DS changed the concept of their HH line it made everyone get one system and it done gangbuster.
duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"
Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"
Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."