Another poor argument by vivster trying to attach strings where they don't belong.
The Nintendo NX has been looked at as a whole new system from the beginning. Rumors seem to be hinting it will have its own gimmick too. Even when it comes down to the games we are hearing that games will be ported to the NX rather then having an upgraded WiiU. To boot the WiiU has sold horribly and it was no surprise at any point that they would want to replace it sooner rather then later. Given part of their aim is to get 3rd party's back suggests an architecture change with hardware competitive to Sony and Microsoft for easier development...
It's clear you are trying attach some kind of similarity to the PS NEO and Nintendo NX but as of yet the situations are completely different with you mindlessly grasping onto poorly thought out attempted analogy's. Do you have anything that suggests it's the same situation?
It's not the same situation. The situation with the NX(or any generation change for that matter) is even worse because it's a completely new eco system that renders the previous hardware iteration obsolete.
Consumer advocates should be furious that with each new console generation, the situation changes completely. Older consoles becoming completely obsolete due to incompatability with the new system and games.
The PS4K does nothing to the PS4. It's still gonna be supported massively, everything can be exported to the new console, no need to buy previously bought games new, no exclusive games that basically force an upgrade, you can keep all your peripherals.
Compare that with the NX. Everything is new, older games are ported to the system and have to be bought again, no backwards compatibility, new peripherals, new online ecosystem(for which you probably have to register again). Wii U is not gonna be supported anymore, Wii U owners are left in the dust.
So in what universe is a regular generation change with all its drawbacks better than what Sony is trying to achieve with the PS4K? The truth is that all generation changes should happen like the PS4K. A console should be built upon and not completely reitterated every few years to force the consumer to buy new hardware and peripherals just to not miss out any games. Isn't longevity the stronghold of all console gamers?
That's why I make these threads, because people are behaving irrational just because of "tradition". A full generation change is inherently consumer unfriendly and that is what people are currently defending against a hardware upgrade that has all the benefits of a generation change and none of its drawbacks.
Imagine Google releasing Google 2.0 and Android 2.0. They will drop all support for regular Google and android, never update it again. Then you have to register for all their new services which are basically the same but require new registration and do not import all your previous data you created or purchased. Also it will not run on old phones and tablets, you will have to buy a new one.
THAT. That is what people are currently defending. They defend it against a different system where you just buy a new phone and keep all your stuff and just benefit from the new hardware.