In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Pokemon Company CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara confessed that he was doubtful about the success of the Switch, but now the supply scarcity says it all. With the core Pokemon series usually remaining on Nintendo's dedicated handheld consoles, the as-yet-untitled project is set to be a huge seller for the Switch, and Ishihara revealed more details about it in the interview.
Other quality Switch games include Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Arms, Splatoon 2, and the recently released Ubisoft weird strategy game collaboration Mario+Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. He admits that he was wrong, saying "It's obvious I was wrong". I came to realize the key to a successful game is quite simple: software with absolute quality leads sales of hardware.
That said, he also specified that he is still not convinced regarding the Switch's long term capability.
"Currently, it's popular among the early adopters and there needs to be one more step to attract a wider audience", he added, essentially warning caution around getting too bullish about the Switch.
If you feel a secret shame for being one of the many people who thought the Nintendo Switch wasn't going to be a hit, take comfort in the fact that many industry insiders wholeheartedly agree with you. "As a result, that makes it an extremely important platform", said Ishihara. "Unlike smartphones", he explained, "the Switch is not a game device that assumes that there's constant network connectivity". And one that is, so far, incredibly successful.
Aside from the update about online access being given to South American gamers (specifically in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and Peru), the Nintendo Switch OS 3.0.2 update also brings in various stability updates to help improve the user experience.