I work at a Best Buy in a very upscale part of Chicago near downtown area. And I remember back in October when I learned about our Black Friday/Holiday deals and upon observing it I told my co workers that Nintendo was making a huge mistake not slicing the price of the Switch or even bundling it with a free game.. boy was I wrong! On Black Friday it sold like crazy but it came in second place only because PS4 was priced at 199$ (crazy deal by Sony). But now that the PS4 is back up to 299$ we mostly sell the Switches and hardly any Xboxes.. and maybe a few PS4 Pro's here and there. Like today for example we sold at least 15 Nintendo Switches and this was on a Sunday (Fridays and Saturdays are a lot busier).
My coworkers and I are completely puzzled by this.. don't get me wrong i think it's a fantastic console.. but considering the fact that it has ZERO deals right now one would expect it to lag behind the other two respective consoles.
If this continues on after the Holidays I am fairly certain that we will see tons and tons of 3rd party support for the Switch.
What do you think caused such huge demand for the Switch? is it the portability ? the games?