And of course if they think a game that could be done for Switch will be profitable being launched only on Switch and decide to not make it for PS4/X1/PC that is totally fine. Seems like they though Octopath would make more money being exclusive to Switch.
But for some reason Sony paid to Capcom to not launch MHW on Switch, and funny enough that money shall being used to make an exclusive MH for Switch. These crazy theories of VGC.
Oh, hell yeah. It can and does happen. Some Nintendo fans (incl. me) don't want to accept that Nintendo hasn't made an ecosystem where you can get everything on one box. AAA are out of reach for the most part. Hardware and cost of publishing stand out as two major factors for why Switch doesn't get everything. It's great that Nintendo is on track to have a massive console, but Nintendo themselves don't seem to understand the clout that the other two platform holders have, as well as the influence third parties have on the industry today. I don't want to say Nintendo is stuck in the 80s, but they're no longer big man on campus. When Sony entered the market, third party games that were exclusive by default to NES/SNES moved to PS1. They mostly haven't come back.
Actually, I would say that Nintendo does understand the clout Microsoft and, especially, Sony have. That's why the company decided to leverage its handheld strength and go blue ocean by not even trying to compete against PS4 and XB1 on power. The problem is that most fans either don't understand this, or don't care. They want what they want, and they don't care about the reasons why they won't get it. However, Nintendo doesn't help by vehemently denying that Switch is anything but a handheld with an HDMI-out connection so they don't kill the last sales of 3DS.
The Switch is clearly positioned to take advantage of Nintendo first party, as usual, indies, and third party AA's - which largely represents at this point the kind of games that used to live on 3DS and Vita. Those are the games we're going to get, and those are the games we should expect. Especially as power and processing requirements continue to move beyond the system's capability.