Similarly to the Wii, a large amount of critics and gamers initially laughed off the Nintendo Switch in the months between its announcement and release, due to it being on the heels of the massive commercial flop that was the Wii U. In addition, its controversial paid online system, return to cartridges, continued use of motion controls long after they fell out of favor, and near-last-minute reveal (being announced mere months before launch) earned considerable skepticism from those outside of Nintendo's core fanbase. However, come March 2017, it ended up being a smash success for Nintendo, selling out within a day and repeatedly suffering from the same stock shortages that hit the Wii and NES due to its demand being that unexpectedly high. By the end of the fiscal year, the Switch had become the fastest-selling game console of all time, beating out even the PS2's year one sales.
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