First off, I have enjoyed the episodes so far. The content & production value is there, so I'm excited for Colin to get more comfortable and find his own natural flow.
:kinda As PlayStation fans, should we be rooting for the switch to fail? I do not want Nintendo to disappear its that I don't want to buy two consoles every generation. Nintendos last two consoles were trash. I want to play Mario and Zelda on a dual shock. I want Nintendo to focus on first party games instead of hardware. I agree with Colin when he says that an independent and brave Nintendo who only answers to themselves is good for the gaming industry as a whole but if they only had to focus on making their titles run on the PlayStation and Xbox would they not be more profitable? Who else wants to see the switch fail?
I'm a big Playstation fan, and I lost most of my love for Nintendo in the Wii era. Still, I think, no matter your fan camp, gamers shouldn't want any product to fail. Competition and creativity push the market forward, so I sincerely hope the Switch does well.
You're probably right in that if they simply produced games, they would be more profitable. It'd just be sad to see such a key innovator in the gaming technology field stop making hardware. Nintendo's hardware and R&D is the reason we have directional pads, shoulder buttons, etc. Things like PSVR wouldn't exist if Nintendo hadn't pioneered the field of home-VR (RIP Virtual Boy) and motion controls.
But at the end of the day, like you said, Nintendo's most important contribution is its first party IPs. We'll have to see.