apparently they forgot that the 3ds sold 75 milion just last gen(and will probably eek out another milion or two by the end of its production), and that was one of nintendo's least sold portables that had hardware limitations in raw performance.
switch has no such issues, is popular, even amoung the non portable market.
the switch is selling, what, 50% faster than the 3ds? when the 3ds had to drop price by 30% year one to 170, while the switch is still technically 300$ for the base model? (the switch lite is basically the 2ds if we are going to make comparisons)