Firstly, I'm a huge Fire Emblem fan. Yes, I'm a newb to the series. I started with Awakening, loved it. Played the two campaigns in Fates, loved it (Still haven't played Revelation, but I have been holding out for a combined pack for Switch.... May just have to cave).
I am currently playing through Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. This one is by far my favourite of the FE games I've played so far. Though I do wish support conversations were a little more clear (it was weird that certain characters didn't interact with other ones), and I wish that the support system was back. Other than that, Echoes has become one of my favourite games I've played in a while.
Now to where I'm going with this. I feel like Nintendo screwed two things up with Fire Emblem in 2017. By not having SoV a dual release on the Nintendo Switch, the sales suffered drastically (compare it to Fates and Awakening). The 3DS is on its last legs. A dual release would have definitely pushed closer to Fates numbers. I'm talking a straight port as well. The exact same game's visuals and all. (Save the HD for the *new* FE). They had a dual release for Warriors, so I don't know why they could not have done the same for Echoes. I feel like it's the type of game that should be on par with Fates and Awakening sales wise. It is so enjoyable. It would have also made Switch's 2017 even more impressive.
Next, releasing Fire Emblem Warriors in 2017 was a mistake in itself, but to release it 1 week before Mario? Come on Nintendo. This game would have been a perfect January 2018 release. There are no other big releases this month. This would have helped maintain Switch's momentum after a strong holiday. Instead, it was lost in a sea of great games. It is pretty much completely forgotten about. It would have sold better I think if they released it in January. It would have had more attention, and would have been a great start to 2018.
It's a shame because IMO, Echoes is the best FE game I've played and Warriors is superior to Hyrule Warriors in a lot of ways.
What do you think? Am I crazy? Would it have made sense to do it this way?