I can understand why, why would we want a third clone of the ps4/xbox1? thats bad for the consumer. Less platforms = better for consumer. It also is a reason the wii-u failed as developers dont have an appetite for developing for too many platforms.
I will not be buying it tho, I am still feeling the pain of spending £400 on a wii-u that was abandoned by nintendo. They should refund me but they wont.
Here is my main gripe.
They have the wii-u which is large screen but lacks a games library.
They have the 3ds which is a good success and a very good games library but its handheld only.
The obvious question which is why dont 3ds games work on the wii-u or they make it possible to connect a 3ds to the big screen.
This device the logical thing to do would be to allow it to play 3ds games, if that works, then I will buy one. But I know nintendo, and it wont be able to play 3ds games as they want people to buy both consoles not just one of them.
Sony if they did 2 things with the vita.
1 - Display out
2 - could play all PSP games.
I reckon it would have been a success, very simple omissions that cause it to fail.
The xbox1 backward compatibility has shed some light into why we have these weird barriers in place. According to major nelson microsoft cannot make a xbox360 game work on the xbox1 without the publisher approval, as the content is only licensed for one device. So I guess sony had the problem with the vita with publishers refusing to license games for the vita, and nintendo may have a similar problem on their devices.
To buy this without any announced games is a big shot in the dark.
Edited by Chrysalis (Thu 20-Oct-16 20:57:13)