15The Release Date
During Nintendo's April 2016 investor meeting, they announced that their new NX console was going to be released in March of 2017. This was one of the first things revealed about the console (even before its real name). As we didn't get any more information about the console until October
of 2016, there were many months of speculation about the system. There was even a lot of concern, as we knew nothing about the system until only a few months before it's release (leading to speculation that Nintendo had something to hide, as the Switch did not appear at E3).
The Nintendo Switch Premiere revealed that the Switch will be released all across the world on March 3rd, 2017. This is a step in the right direction for Nintendo, as previous systems did not get a simultaneous release across the globe. The Wii U was actually released a few weeks earlier in North America and Europe than it was in Japan. The Wii also had a similar, sporadic release schedule.