If devs can't port to Switch newer games, how won't that hurt Switch's sales?
I don't know if multiplats is the best way to see it.
I'm not saying that if Switch gets every multiplat, it will rain supreme. But if it doesn't it will be a very, very, hard road to the top. And so far, history shows that 1st party games aren't enough.
And why are we conveniently ignoring the side of their business that has sold over 75 million each generation?
Switch isnt just a console, its also a handheld so we have to compare it to both, not just one or the other.
Their handhelds have never once received ports of current AAA console games and have all done well so no reason to think they all of a sudden need them now.
Switch is the successor to 3DS, Wii U and essentially Vita (replaces it as the high end portable) so we should expect it to receive similar 3rd party support that those devices got which is a steady flow of small-medium sized games which includes
Previous gen ports/remasters
Those are the primary 3rd party titles it gets and will continue to get. Any AAA multiplat titles it recieves is just an added bonus.
When the herd loses its way, the shepard must kill the bull that leads them astray.