It's more than Mario, it's more than nostalgia, and it's certainly more than gaming. The Nintendo Switch is quickly solidifying itself as not only a contender against Sony and Xbox - who seem to be racing to the same goal - but it will also be the best selling console for the 128-year-old Japanese manufacturer.
The Nintendo has always felt like an eccentric cousin to Sony and Xbox, offering motion controls and simplistic enjoyment over powerhouse performance and franchise first-person-shooter games. Looking at their history, nothing highlighted that more than the Wii. The massive success cornered a niche and set-up Nintendo for what should have been years of success. However, the Wii U hemorrhaged money and position itself as a more expensive version with less content.