So the problem with Switch ports is not power...I chose portability over 4k. Had Ys VIII been there, I probably would have bought the game and left without a second thought. It IS in fact that the same games are available with better performance on the other consoles at a much cheaper price.
I have defended the 60 dollar price point on Switch ports for some time...and was not wrong about it...there is justification. The more expensive cart paired with the fact that it does require money to alter the programing to downscale the game makes it necessary despite popular opinion. However while it may not NEED to sell as much as the PS4 version to be successful, 350k sales (like DOOM for example) probably lack the profitability required to motivate a dev to make the port at all (it might even lose money).
You cannot just say you're not wrong and then continue to destroy your own argument.
You know what helps with porting games to Switch in a timely manner and for next to no cost? Using the same hardware as everyone else. So yes, it is very much 100% a hardware and power issue. And the cost of a late port should not be higher, but lower because it doesn't finance the creation of the game, but the creation of the port, which costs a hell lot less. The few bucks that a cart costs isn't any justification anyway. That's ignoring the fact that even if there is any significant cost connected to the carts, it's Nintendo who should subsidize it for the developers because it was their fucking idea. Nintendo wants games on their system just as much as developers want their games on as many systems as possible so this should be a 2 way street. Sadly we're talking about Nintendo and when they can find ways to throw bricks into other people's ways including their customers they'll take it if it makes them a few cents more.
Now I am not saying that it's Nintendo's fault that 3rd party games are as expensive as they are. The publishers set the price and I'm sure that $60 are way overpriced for what the ports and distribution actually cost. But it's a result of the circumstance that Nintendo themselves created for them, the developers and their customers. Nintendo will still be very successful with their tactic so we will have to live with it.