On one hand, I get to keep my previous dual-screen gaming, which is great. Plus, this makes 3DS and DS Virtual Console far more viable.
Then again, 3DS devs will just end up going to that platform instead of the Switch, reducing the hybrid's third-party support and making the Switch likely to become a "Nintendo and indies" machines like the Wii U was. Hell, this might mean we don't get that home console main series Pokemon fans have been dreaming of since the 90s.
But if the Switch takes off regardless, managing to maintain good 3rd party support, they could have a smaller scale Wii/DS situation on their hands, where both devices are bringing in the cash. That would be great for the company, making them a recognized force in the gaming market once again instead of the old fogie that's strangely sticking around in the mind of the gaming community.
But in THAT situation, Nintendo fans will still be jumping between two pieces of hardware instead of only one, which isn't a terrible situation. But I was liking the idea of just dealing with the Switch and maybe having a "Switch 2" in the future that goes on to have Wii U Gamepad functionality, thus solving the dual-screen problem in full. Knowing that I'll once again have to set aside another $300 to fully experience everything from my favourite game developer is just...