Had an interesting conversation recently in regards to how would Nintendo follow up the Switch and one point came up in the debate on it possibly seeing the return of the GBC route. For those who aren't aware of what is meant here the GB and GBC is something of an odd case as both are classed as being the same platform but technically they're two separate platforms with one being fully BC, think of the X1 and the X1X only if the latter fully replaced the former going forward correct me if I'm wrong but I think GBC is one of the only cases where pro type model essentially became the successor. This was something of an accident as the GBA ran into R&D problems so the GBC was brought out to extend the life of the GB brand but ended up becoming something of a stand alone platform and the BC gave it a huge library at launch as well as its own games.
Such an approach could actually suit the hybrid Switch brand imo as people talk about how the should be a pro SKU at some point but Nintendo have never really fully committed to that approach apart from with the GBC, yeah we have the DSi and the N3DS but those weren't really weren't pro models so to speak as one had internal storage added while other has a slightly better CPU just to run one particular games. GBC was really the only time they committed to something of the sort and it became a successor of the GB even though they're the same platform classification, that said it's not far fetched for that approach to return again where we see a pro model Switch in future that's maybe base around X1 performance that is fully BC and becomes a pseudo successor in the same way GBC did.