So, two and a half years later, where does it stand for you now?
Long time lurker here but I feel like this is the perfect place to make my first post. :)
I'm a old school video gamer in my mid-40s. Prior to the Switch being launched, my favorite Nintendo console was the SNES hands down. I have so many vivid memories on that console, whether it be opening it up and playing Super Mario World for the first time, discovering my first Final Fantasy adventure with Final Fantasy II, or playing Street Fighter II for hours on end with my best friend. It had so many incredible games (Super Metroid, Super Ghouls and Ghosts, UN Squadron, Castlevania IV, A Link to the Past, etc, etc.) and fits into a specific time in history that overcoming that combination of nostalgia and content quality is really hard to beat.
Fast forward to today. Sitting here in 2021, I can unequivocally say that the Nintendo Switch is, not only the greatest Nintendo console I've ever owned but, the single greatest console of all time. It's a combination of the technology, the eco system, and the content. I own more games for this console than I have any other console in my life. Our household has four switches (one for me and three for each of the kids) and we have three televisions each with a dock. The seamless nature of moving the console from docked to handheld to being able to pause it and comeback is such a joy. As an adult gamer, who's also a parent, this has enabled me to actually enjoy gaming again.
All that doesn't mean anything without content. Breath of the Wild, Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros, so many great first part titles that are absolute classics. It's more than that through. I'm a kid who grew up in the 80s-90s and was I complete fanatic for Street Fighter II. I literally have every single Street Fighter I, II and III game in physical form. Not a port, the actual arcade games. I was also a huge fan of the Neo-Geo and the Samurai Shodown series. Have a those as well. It goes beyond that. I got to play Gunstar Heroes last night using an actual replica of the three button Genesis controller. I can do the same with NES, SNES and N64 games and, in an instant, I can flip to modern games like Dying Light, Dragon Quest XI, or The Witcher 3. But the best part of all of the above, is I can pop in my Airpods and pivot to doing all of it portably. That is the game changer and the difference between the Switch and every console that's come before it.