Edit: So people are seeing it as just a architecture union, as opposed to some freak console hybrid. Thats makes more sense :) Still skeptical on how this boots nintendo's userbase as opposed to simply splintering what they currenty have into a more even proportion, still favouring the handheld.
Now I don't believe the rumours but its interesting that a lot of people seem to support the concept as a whole. Clarify me if I'm wrong:
-Nintendo Fusion would a Handheld and console in one, with a terminal (A console) and a portable component (A handheld)
-Both Items have their own console specs according to the rumour+ so the portable isn't just for streaming.
-Both systems share the same games.
Please add any other notable features or correct me regarding the above....
Reasons why it sounds horrible.
The cost of bundling a cutting edge console with a cutting edge handheld will be huge. The PS4 Vita combo is around $600 combined. Do we really think Nintendo will sell something for that much?
Do you really think after the Wii U nintendo are gonna force a $200 plus component onto their next home console?
Do we really think Nintendo would throw away the handheld market by making their next handheld attached to a $400 terminal.
Now lets assume that the systems will be sold indiviually as well as together as it only makes sense, this brings forth another troubling question. If Nintendo's software is unified across both platforms one of them will suffer significantly, likely the home console. Peope aren't gonna pay an extra few 100 dollars just to play games they already have on a big a screen and vise versa. Again the Vita is a good example of how sharing 95% of your library with a companion system doesn't work. Also imagine PS4 games being capped because they want it to run on the Vita aswell?
If Nintendo really wants to let you play games from one system on another there are much cheaper and sensible options like streaming.
So what is it I'm missing?