Necroing old threads to laugh at how wrong we all were (or most of us anyway) is just a standard part of VGChartz, it's all in good fun.
In a moment of despair back in January 2017 I said I expected Switch would to sell worse than the Gamecube, if anyone wants to bump that post for the lols, I wouldn't mind. You're also free to bump old predictions about Playstation that turned out to be way off base.
This was the same for me as well. I was really terrified that the Switch would completely bomb. In Jan/Feb 2017 I would have told you that I would be very happy if the Switch could even just have reached N64 lifetime sales. At the time, everybody was saying that Nintendo was finished with creating dedicated hardware and that its future was in smartphone gaming (what a laugh that is now seeing what has happened to smartphone gaming and how Nintendo has largely regained much of this market with the Switch).
I agree that it's not insecure to look back at these threads and laugh. I am the first to admit that I was making one of these completely false predictions back then and I am happier than ever to be wrong. Nintendo is a treasure trough of gaming history and it is great to not only have them still making consoles in 2020 but actually dominating the market. Look at Sega and how much of its amazing IP that will never see sequels or updates (Phantasy Star, Shining Force, Skies of Arcadia, Panzar Dragoon Saga...) because the company can no longer afford to carry the weight of its own legacy.
Yeah after the dark days of the Wii U I had more or less lost almost all hope and after the January 2017 showing where they focused mostly on gimmicky stuff like HD rumble and 1-2 Switch, and announced a $300 price tag (I was hoping for $250) and paid online, I thought it was a bomb in the making and Nintendo would exit the hardware business.
I've never been so glad to be wrong.