there is a massive thing to consider in this still though, how it performs on the Switch, if they take the same time and care that went into Yooka Laylee on the Switch version then you'll see sales fly on Nintendos brand, but if it gets something like WWE2k18 treatment, then of course the sales will have to reflect that.
Yooka-Laylee isn't a positive example. It ultimately benefited from being an afterthought, because the initially released versions had lots of problems, but that's a rare instance of second rate treatment turning out to be a good thing. Additionally, the game didn't get a physical release on Switch, so in this aspect the second rate treatment of the Switch version was upheld.
Your overall point does make sense, but your explanation is questionable.