I would much prefer if Nintendo had a home console and a handheld instead of just a handheld cause I always find that when playing on a handheld, the layout has to be adjusted in a way to have portability a higher priority than ergonomics when it comes to the feel of the controller vs home consoles have a higher priority for ergonomics than portability...
So in other words, I feel that controllers for wiiU/ps4/x1 > 3ds/vita (well no shit right?) but if what Nintendo's next console is a full blown tablet, they will have to sacrifice in one or the other or else it won't be practical.. and for games like Smash Bros, Metroid, Zelda, Beyonatta and others where precision is key, the ergonomics is very important... Hopefully you guys are trying to understand what I am trying to say lol
Of all the companies out there making hardware, don't you think nintendo could pull it off? Do you remember how amazing the Wii remote was. You could play it in two directions, it had an extension port, it was litterally a miracle piece of HW. I think Nintendo needs to work its magic to create a portable device which is uber-light and could be embedded in a controller for use at home.
It really shouldn't be soo far-fetched since airplay, surface and other similar technologies are already so close, not to mention Samsung's work on paper-like screens which unfold from a wallet-sized container.
Yea but how do you make triggers portable? The reason that the vita and 3ds and any tablet thats ment to go out of your house doesn't have triggers is that it gets in the way of portability... They need some sort of magical fairy dust to make that happen and they can't afford not to if they are targetting the home console market as well
Think of the R&D that goes into a handheld. Think money.
Now think of the R&D that goes into a home console. Again, $$$.
Now think about what can happen when you combine those two $$$ into 1 device.
Then think about how loss-leading would make sense with twice the software output.
Triggers, they become a non-issue with that in mind. They can find a way to make triggers happen.
As an example, they can make their games playable in any way desired (kind of like how you can play SM3DW with any controller style you like). You can play a game in tablet form, it won't be super ergonomic. You can get an accessory to encase the console, which has some kind of foldable setup so it fits nicely in your pocket, it includes triggers. The large screen gets split in two for portable use, but when you're at home the whole screen is used, and the TV embodies the 2nd screen. With proliferation of screens in the short future, a second screen with stand (like the ipad cover) could be made available. This is what I see happening. Some kind of transformer handheld that has awesome enough graphics to be used as a home console.
Have you seen Infinity Blade III for the iPhone 5s?