Nintendo is still doing two things - they're doing a hybrid, and they're making mobile games. I really don't think it has been a fundamental change on Nintendo's part. They're still hitting two relatively distinct segments of the gaming market, just as they have for the last 25 years.
Yeah but their aren't spending money on really making a bunch of mobile games like they used to with handhelds. They make like 1-2 mobile games a year on average, all of which cost a whole lot less than full fledged games on a handheld.
That is the point of this thread. Their expenses are down because of this consolidation.