According to October’s sales numbers from Forbes’ Ollie Barder the Switch is performing above and beyond most games press and critics’ expectations.
This is just one of many articles covering the surprising but also exciting success of the Switch, and as a fan of the system myself I couldn’t be happier.
Since the system was announced I have pondered over exactly who the system might be designed for, and I’m starting to think that the appeal is broad enough that maybe this question doesn’t matter, but in your personal opinion who do you think the Switch was originally designed for?
When I first started using a Switch, when I had my hands on the controls and I pulled the JoyCons away from the main system and played some Tetris with a friend all I could think is, “This is a system designed to resurrect couch co-op with a generation that that is happy with just tablets and smart phones.”
I was thinking this thing was for 9-14 year olds with the intent of creating a new generation of Nintendo fans that may not have cared what their main console was, who were used to being able to play games anywhere, anytime. This system does that.
Now that I’ve had the system for awhile I realized that this was also a genius creation, and that maybe Nintendo has been tracking myself and my entire generation as we aged (The original Nintendo Maniacs who grew up neck deep in NES, SNES, Gameboy and N64), because this console is the perfect companion for parents having kids, that have to put a game down at a moments notice to deal with real life.
I could be both right? Or it could be even more. Who do you think this system is designed for and what do you like most about it?