At this point, there's really no stopping the Nintendo Switch. Despite having all odds stacked against it from the start, the portable console has proven once again that Nintendo is back on track to encapsulating the gaming market with innovations. The company announced that it had sold 10 million units of the console worldwide within the first nine months on sale.

It's a dark horse!

Initially, it seemed Nintendo was on the verge of another failure much like the Wii U from the last generation of console gaming. Firstly, the Nintendo Switch was launched in March, a period that seemed too risky even for Nintendo as most consoles are launched right before the busy Holiday season starts.

And secondly, the console faced supply issues almost immediately after its launch.

However, for the past nine months leading up to the start of the Holidays, the console has managed to defy lower expectations and even outperform its seemingly more enticing competition, the PS4 and Xbox One in the majority of those months.

The PS4 especially took ten months before it sold its initial 10 million units worldwide. However, the PS4 currently leads the pack with up to 70 million units sold worldwide.

It's designed to win!

Nintendo of America President and COO, Reggie Fils-Aime attributes the ongoing success of the Nintendo Switch to its hybrid design concept. The console is designed primarily as a smart device which can play games on the go, but can also be attached to a dock which can connect the device to a TV for home gaming.

“As you can see in people’s living rooms, on a plane or riding the subway, fans all over the world can enjoy playing Nintendo Switch wherever they go,” Fils-Aime said in a statement. “The response from fans has been great, and we’re doing our very best to satisfy demand during the holiday shopping season.”

Amazing third party support

Besides the alluring hardware, the Nintendo Switch has a catalog of impressive first-party titles to rely on.

Standouts include GOTY winner "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild," "Splatoon 2" and "Super Mario Odyssey."

The console's third party support also shines with popular releases that include "NBA 2K 18," "Doom," "The Elder Scrolls Skyrim" and "Rocket League" to name a few. Beyond 2017, more highly anticipated third-party titles are on the way. These include "Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus," "Mega Man 11," "Bayonetta 3" and many more.