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Although I doubt it figures in there is the fact that: If you are using other devices to stream you are avoiding wear on your system's battery and other components. This means less replacement units sold but would also add a certain value to the perception of the devices longevity. I know how much Nintendo values customer perception (i.e. software rarely going on sale to be perceived as always being worth more) and again although I doubt what I postulated is the case, it is possible this idea was floated and gained some traction.