The real countdown has finally begun. We're only 11 days away from Nintendo's Switch event, which will be streamed live around the world the night of January 12. Soon thereafter we'll be getting our hands on the actual Nintendo Switch and will be reporting back to you guys, giving you our full impressions of the hardware and all of the games we get to play.
We're already feeling pretty confident about the Switch, though. There are a few key reasons the Wii U ended up being the commercial failure that it was, and it seems Nintendo learned some hard, valuable lessons from those failures. We can see that, to our delight, the Switch is set to succeed in areas where the Wii U stumbled and failed. Consider these five points specifically, and try to contain your hype: