Gamestop stores in my area have already sold all their preorders. I wonder if Nintendo is going to artificially generate demand for a mediocre product (see nes classic edition) by holding the supply by ransom?
its March, they don't have a cash cow for the holiday, so they'll chum the waters with the switch, keep supply low because there's really nothing to play on once you beat Zelda (c'mon, there's a game that has something to do with milking cows) and use the limited console base to retool a better console for the holidays.
I saw a lot of developers have gotten involved so the switch's future looks a little brighter but that'd require a good bit of those guys to stay AND put out some quality games that takes advantage of the switch. there can be call of duty, madden, mass effect, elder scrolls, assasians creeds, etc. but i'll always play those on a playstation or xbox because of the hardware superiority and the controller. Even with a pro controller I've not seen a quality aaa game on a Nintendo console out do other platforms since the snes.
with that said Nintendo also has to get back to making great first party games. iterations of Mario and Zelda games won't be enough. Metroid and Star Fox needs to get good again. I don't think Kid Icarus can come back from the 3ds game. VR could save Pilotwings and Punch Out but I doubt the switch will have the juice for VR.
Pikmin, Xeno, Fire Emblem, are aweomse niche first party titles that can be utilized. Pikmin was once close to being a household name like Mario or Zelda but it just didn't make it. RPGs rarely transcend niche status, and Pokémon / Animal Crossing sold toys but their audience is thinned by Minecraft, Roblox, and the popular cell phone game de jour.
I want Nintendo to become king again but I fear they're posturing themselves as an "and" system like they did in the Wii days. I have an xbox AND a Nintendo, I have a playstation AND a Nintendo. They'll stay solvent via their toy lines. Heck, I think that's their master plan now. Make the video games just to sell the toys. Look at the Amiibos. THEY OFFER NOTHING TO THE SYSTEMS or game experience but sell boatloads of characters that everyone has to have. Skylanders and Disney Infinity has hit the secondary market and sell cheap but amiibo not so much.