Wishful thinking. 3DS MHs were already a decline from PSP.
What was there to it?
You posted some fake numbers and blatantly incorrect statements: timed exclusives factually have a big effect. Just look at FF7R. Timed exclusives usually mean the majority of the sales and audience of a series happens on one platform.
Do this at the beginning of a generation and you've effectively tied down an entire genre if you get the right games. SFV ensured the PS4 was the console for fight game fans. FF will ensure that PS gets the large slice of the JRPG pie. COD marketing (not even timed) ensures PS gets the majority of the FPS console fans.
It all adds up. If you can't see what Sony is doing, your going to be left behind.
Capcom already built the engine for 3ds with Resident Evil Revelation, just need to use that engine for their later 3ds games. And 3ds games is very cheap to make. Meanwhile, ps4 is HD and super expensive compared to 3ds. Capcom made MH3 for Wii instead PS3 because PS3 costed too much, PS4 would only cost even more, simple logic.
Bold: maybe, except none of those fighting games can come close to Super Smash Bros sale.
2nd bold: Nintendo handheld is the same, no, sometimes it have even more JRPGs than PS.
3rd bold: majority of the FPS fans are from NA. Nintendo have Pokemon, Mario and Zelda for the worldwide audience, your point?