Gen VII are outweighed by potential market by ten fold. It would be naive to think that Pokemon can rely on Gen VII fans or fans of Gen 6 and stuff. If they are alienated by a potential bigger market then that's life.Exactly right. I don't see why I should have to buy another console just to play a third version. That's like releasing Black 2 and White 2 for only the 3DS. A jump to another console should wait until Gen VIII's paired versions.
Switch exclusive? I'll just hope Stars is either a side game or that this part of the rumor is false, it's only going to completely alienate the Gen VII fans who don't want a Switch. GameFreak are essentially twisting their hands with this move.