Although I mostly agree with the "hurr durr" point, that's not really the reason we're not getting Mario Kart 9 on the Switch. Thread title is the reason.
Oh, I definitely agree. If we don't get a Mario Kart 9, it will be without a doubt due to sales. Honestly I didn't even think my comment could be interpreted as saying that Nintendo won't make a Mario Kart 9 because of said comments. I was just talking about the type of comments I've seen circulate the internet many times. Especially since to me it feels like these kind of comments were made as a response to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's insane sales and hardware selling power. Essentially people looked at the sales and started accepting that there'd most likely not be any Mario Kart 9, and then started making excuses for why that's perfectly fine. I love Mario Kart 8, it's one of the best games on the Switch and probably the best game on the Wii U, but if there's officially no Mario Kart 9 on Switch I won't be pulling out the "it's ok because MK8 is already perfect" card. Because even as good as that game is, there's SO MUCH to build upon! I'll just accept the fact that it's for logistical reasons, instead of trying to cope with it by reassuring myself of Mario Kart 8's quality. There's no excuses to be made, it's business and it's just logical.