The Switch has been a huge success for Nintendo in almost every respect. The convertible console is precisely the success that the company was looking for after a few years spent in the desert after the Wii U flop and the game of smartphones.
Strategy Analytics predicts more good things for the platform, anticipating that Nintendo will outperform Sony in terms of console sales next year. While the margins are very thin, with 17.3 million switches sold by Nintendo to 17.1 million PS4 / PS4 Pro Sony (Microsoft ranks third at 10 million), but if it holds, it will be all of even an exploit.
This figure would give Nintendo a head start on the pack for the first time in 10 years, in the days of Wii / PS3 / Xbox 360. The company is preparing to release one of the biggest titles of the console to this day, with the release of the new Super Smash Bros. next week. Rumors are circulating around the update material for 2019, which would be pretty standard for Nintendo.
These sales should propel the company into the limelight, but the Sony user base is still much larger, accounting for about half of the consoles currently in use, of which 84% are PS4s.