I find it amazing how people quickly forget how bad of a state Nintendo looked like in 2016 with the Wii U, many people today think the Switch was expected to succeed before launch. However, at the time that was clearly not the case, most people had the Switch only selling 20-40M in it's lifetime with some thinking it'll fail again like the Wii U. Whoever thought this system would sell 100M or even 70M were thought to be crazy or Nintendo fanboys at the time. This poll shows you how little faith there was at Nintendo at the time after the disaster of the Wii U.
Believe me, I haven't forgotten. That was such a dark time for Nintendo that I was thinking of quitting VGChartz just cos Nintendo discussion was almost entirely doom and gloom.
As has been said, it just goes to show how quickly and drastically things can change; Nintendo went from their lowest point since they joined the gaming industry to being on top of the world and breaking records left and right in just a few short years.
Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.