Basicly on all that I gave you clear anwers. I dont ignoring anuthing but you actualy totaly ignoring clear facts.
You are one that ignoring facts like that Switch is totaly difrent compared to DS and 3DS, in case of DS and 3DS, both had smaller screens and smaller price points so there was sense to later release bigger or more expensive device, in Switch case you already have higher price point (you do realise that Switch has price point of console not of handheld) and big screen (you do realise that Switch screen is much bigger than New 3DS XL screen), so in Switch case totally make sense to release 1st smaller and cheaper version of Switch not bigger more expensive like in case of DS/3DS.
Offcourse you can take Joy Cons and make built in controls.
Thats just PR talk and if you actauly know NIntendo you would never pay atention of PR talk where they gave unspecific statments that could mean anuthing, "we always thinking about new handheld", doesnt means they work on one in that case they would just said "yes, we working on it", and even if they work you dont know what they mean when they say new handheld (completely new very unlikely, or smaller version of Switch almost certain thing). Use that statement like of proof of anything is ridiculous.
You also totally ignoring fact that actually Nintendo always had lower price points on market, just look curren or past gen, (price point from $100-300). Of Course that priorite for them will be to have lower price point for Switch also like replacement for 3DS price point.
PS4 is not hybrid it only home console, reality in Switch case is you have people who dont want to pay $300 for TV mode also if they only need handheld mode, or they want to pay $300 because they don't need handheld mode. I also started to you that comparison with Sony does not work, because Sony operating differently, look just how much different price points GB, DS and 3DS had compared to PSP and Vita that usually had just one price point, Nintendo always look to have multiple price points on market and to have low price points.
Those are thing I already wrote numerous times to you, but you totally ignoring them and its clear you dont know how Nintendo operates and think, so I really don't see point to reply you anymore or to continue with this.
Yes, you are ignoring how Nintendo operates.
Even if we look at 3DS after the price cut, they could have gone after that 99$ market, but they didn't.
And if you look closely, for GBA, DS, the cheap alternatives come last. For 3DS, the cheapest revision came in 2nd.
You see Switch being 300$ and you automatically assume that Nintendo HAS to go after the 200$ market, when they could just cut the price to 250 (holiday 2018, for example) and introduce a Pro for 300. This option is a better option as it makes them more money and keeps devs happy.
You don't realise, but you actually want Nintendo to cut into their profits as soon as possible, when their actions (overpriced accessories) show otherwise.
Even if there's a market who only wants to pay 200$, do you really think that a Switch at 250 won't absorb a large part of that market? It will.
For some reason, you think that Nintendo's priority is to make the cheapest option available right away, when history shows that it's not. GBA shows this, DS shows it and even 3DS shows it. So exactly why, it's me who doesn't understand how Nintendo operates? Because Switch is 300? 3DS was 169$ and they could have made a 2DS and chose a 3DS XL. See how cheap market is not a priority?
i'm showing why you shouldn't expect a Mini so soon - again, not that it can't happen - yet you ignore the past. Past that invalidates your reasoning.
The question is not if the controls are part of the console or if they can be taken off, it's about the tech.
That tech is expensive and if you don't take it out then you can't lower the price by 100$; if you take it out then you can't share the same library of games. Not to mention that without removable joy-cons you probably won't be able to share the library anyway.
You can ignore the fact that Nintendo assumed they aren't working on a handheld, all you want. Just remember that they admited to be working on new HW in 2014... 2014.
See the difference?
Maybe you should consider Nintendo's current strategy and see how a simple handheld (inferior without joy-cons and home gaming) relates to that.