Want a good idea of how well the Switch is doing? We've seen some figures here and there, but now we have some true insight from a credible source. The following blurb comes from US Video Games Industry Analyst for NPD Group, Mat Piscatella...
Switch is on pace to exceed Wii by 20%+ over the first 10 months of sales. The thing is though, the Switch, from a demographic and usage basis, is nothing like the Wii. It’s much more a core gamer console than anything Nintendo has done since maybe NGC? ...and because it’s a hybrid, multi console ownership per household could be a thing, making upside potential bigger than the Wii.
If Pokemon comes next year I can easily see Switch outpacing Wii and taking 40+ share of the hardware market next year, but it does depend on if Pokemon is next year or not.
If Pokemon does hit Switch next year, it would most likely be very late in 2018. Either way, when that game hits, there's going to be a huge boost to Switch sales. For now, seeing how things turn out this holiday season is going to be super interesting!