People got to stop putting the switch agaisnt the steam deck. The steam deck is gona really face the succesor to the switch. I see this as the 360 vs the ps3. Steam needs a head start to take on an establish company in the handheld market. Lets say the switch 2 comes out at $300 again I do see steam deck droping price to match it by then.
I doubt Steam Deck will clash with Switch 2 much either to be honest, it's still kinda like comparing a PS5 to a gaming PC. They're different products for different kinds of gamers.
I do agree however that the endless pitting of Switch vs Steam Deck is tiresome and pointless.
Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)