The Switch has become the fastest selling console in U.S. history. Whether Nintendo's path was premeditated, great timing, or pure luck, the company should be very thankful for its strange, stopgap console. Without testing the waters and giving an idea time to gestate, Nintendo really might have been over as a console maker.
It’s quickly becoming the preferred platform. And it could not have happened without the Wii U.
Those 14.86 million Switch owners owe the Wii U a debt of gratitude.