The only one of those I'm not sure they will do is keeping all games from previous gens in the eshop, mostly just due to clutter, though it'd be awesome if they did. And also I wouldn't assume this will be done for more than just the next gen because who knows where tech will be in 9-10 years when a Switch 3 would be coming out. Maybe by then it'll just be a VR pair of glasses that streams games using 6g delivered anywhere in the world by wifi satellites or something else totally different than a hybrid Switch branded system. But until there is game changing (pun intended!) tech innovation, or just gradual progress that results in totally different concepts being possible, yeah sure I think Nintendo will stick with Switch branded hybrid systems, could last 1 or maybe even 2 more generations.
I think a lot of confusion comes from my reference to the XBox Series X and MS is talking about just making XBox a family of devices moving forward rather than traditional generations. People seem to have just ran with the idea that I was referring to incremental upgrades like the XBox One X, when Series X and what they are talking about with XBox is something different. However much of what they say is also up in the air as we have yet to actually see it play out. So yeah, I definitely botched my original post which is why I needed the edit but you seem to have the jist of it now.
As for the eshop, it would need a revamp for sure. They would not have to get rid of what they have so much as add some organization and sub categories to help gamers find what they are looking for. I hate their current layout, but that is another topic entirely.
When it comes to generations beyond the next following the same Switch family concept and way of upgrade, well that is where things get a bit bold. However unless the Switch concept tanks in the future, I do not see them changing the core concept to something else moving forward before the eventual and inevitable take over of PC gaming. That is why I said, "for as long as dedicated hardware remains relevant". At that point, what Nintendo does is a mystery to me. They may try a few one off things, but they will likely make their own game portal service similar to steam, but primarily for Nintendo games. That is so fsr off however that it is not even worth talking about right now.Last edited by Shiken - on 02 January 2020