In a Japanese perspective he is actually correct, if not brutally so.Ahh, yeah. I forgot exactly who, but I know someone from Pokemon was skeptical of the switch because of.... PHONE GAMES. Like what?
Market for smartphone games in Japan is a huge business with people pumping lots of Yen's into games for gacha stuff, even if knowing it means dumping money into something of zero return and would probably be wiped out years after launch.
Smartphones filled exactly the niche the DS family (or to a lesser extent, portable devices, hence the switch in its handheld configuration) was supposed to be filling, but with extra functionality and everybody would have at least one if not more.