And with Switch Pro on the horizon 3rd party support will no longer be a concern.
What does that mean? Do people think the Switch Pro will get exclusive games and just forget about the 80million (soon to be 100 million)?
Only if Nintendo changes to iterations instead of generations. Following the NEW 3DS rules...
Like imagine there is a pro, so you have your high end model and the low end base model. Both models will still get full 1st/2nd party support, but 3rd parties will be allowed to only port to the pro model of power is an issue (if the install base grows enough to support it mind you).
Then a few years later, release another upgrade (call it a pro 2). The original Switch would then be phased out completely and the old Pro would become the new low end model. The "Pro 2" would be the high end.
Then basically rinse and repeat till (if/when) the market no longer supports it. Anything short of that and any upgrade will not abandon the base model at all without a full generational leap, as the install base is just too big.
But as more time passes, this is less and less likely as well. At this point, I see no substantial upgrade till the Switch 2 in 2023-24. If 3rd parties still support the base model with having some games with the Switch in mind (like Fenix Rising) and enhanced for the other consoles, or as 3rd party exclusive deals (like MH Rise, MH Stories 2, SMTV, Bravely 2, Resident Evil Outrage, etc) then the current model will have no problem making it that far regardless of what haters think.