The logical evolution failed with the failure of the Wii U. While the 3DS was pretty much as powerful as the Gamecube (and the New 3DS is as powerful as the Wii), still one generation behind, we got a new handheld which is more powerful than the current gen Nintendo console and can compete with other home consoles.
Following previous Nintendo handhelds, we shouldn't have a handhelds as powerful as the Switch before the next generation. But I guess it's for the best.
"Quagmire, are you the type of guy who takes 'no' for an answer ?"
"My lawyer doesn't allow me to answer that question"
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