Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa recently spoke with the Japanese publication Sankei about the success of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and the Switch.
He believes the launch of Ultimate is strong can be attributed to backward fans who may have played specific submissions throughout the series' history and have also mentioned how he had hoped the game would be a long-term sales success rather than a short-term one Maintained success. Here is part of the translation courtesy of Nintendo Everything:
"The people who played Smash before come back for the moment. This accumulation of players contributed to the first steps in [in sales] "
Regarding the switch, Furukawa reiterated that Nintendo wanted to postpone 20 million switch consoles by the end of the fiscal year in March 201