The guy seems a bit biased, by the way. I mean, he's expecting the NX to be a high end mid range PC power. Nobody is expecting that. And I prefer them to keep it cheap. Good mid range PC is enough, because Nintendo games are not that demanding, and if it has the same power as PS4/One, third parties could jump in the NX bandwagon (no excuses now because of console power). Also, the comment about the prize? What the hell? Nintendo is not precisely the company which makes the consoles pricier. WiiU, maybe, because of the Gamepad, which is rather expensive. Another guy implying Nintendo fans are "fanboys" and that we will bit it up for 400$. There's no way the console will cost more than 350 (my bet will be 300, but who knows). Unless Nintendo lost their minds. That's nice. Fuck off. Anybody expecting a one generational jump right now is a bit crazy. There's no point in doing that.
Satoru Iwata himself said ones that the only reason what held back Nintendo Wii U was not the price, it was the less 3rd party support! And I agree with him, if people want something really bad than the price doesen't matter! Kid buy today 600 Dollar Smartphones or 500 Dollar Tablets, if they really want it they buy it. And thats the reason why Nintendo really should release a more powerfull console for 400 or even 500 Dollar. If it's a cool console with alot of power than people will buy it also for 1000 Dollar ;)
The price really matters. I can assure that there's no way in hell I'll buy a console for 600 dollars, and I'm sure a lot of people feel the same. I don't have that money to spend. And what advantage will take Nintendo of that extra-power? Nintendo can surely make great looking games in the NX if it has the same power as PS4/One and, let's be honest, I don't think there will be a lot of third party exclusive support, there will be ports of PS4/One games, best case scenario. So what's the point on making an expensive console if you won't have any advantage out of it? You won't take any benefit of that extra-power. Sure, first party games could look better, but with a PS4/One power console, Nintendo could manage to do wonders.