They are the same platform.
A Switch Lite is still a Switch. It's not doing anything a standard Switch can't do.
But Switch Lite can't do things Switch can, like how 3DS can't either, in terms of the hardware.
I realize they are the same platform in today's world, but let's say, while again unlikely, SNY slaps PS4 or PS5 on a phone and it can play some of those games in a downgraded fashion. Do those phone sales count now? I would say they shouldn't, but if it's considered part of the platform, well. You see what I am getting at correct? Like I said before, it's not all that cut an dry, but where does the line get drawn when it comes to differentiating hardware sales?
If Switch and Switch Lite had separate bars like Switch and 3DS now, it wouldn't be brain surgery to add them together if you wanted to look at the sales combined. I guess the question would be are the numbers coming in separately from the get go? If they aren't, then knowing what sales are handheld vs hybrid may not be easy if not next to impossible.
Well, if that's so, then PS4 also didn't top 100M yet. After all, we would have to deduce the Pro model first. Same stuff with the XBO and the One X of course.
I mean, you can play in 4k on the mid-gen upgrade, something the OG PS4 and XBO couldn't do. Additionally, there's the playback of Blu-Ray 4K on the One X. Hell, their whole Shtick was to be able to play in 4K in the first place. So if you seriously advocate that the Switch sales should be split up, then the same should happen to it's two competitors as well.
Switch is just toying with PS4 now. Stop it you tease!
Sadly Switch's reign will be short lived. PS4 was king for half a decade.
You mean because of the next gen coming in a good year? I wouldn't be so sure about that. After all, the PS4 had it's best year the year the Switch got released. The market of the two consoles are completely different and hardly overlap.
So no, don't expect the Switch sales to come down crashing just because the PS5 and Scarlett get released. That's just not how it works, guys.