I guess I didn't know that was an option. Nintendo has their own category?
I have sung the praises for Nomad many times but it was not its own thing. It came out when SEGA Saturn was out. It was competing against SEGA's Game Gear at the same time since SEGA had an issue with too much hardware out at once. Nomad didn't have any unique games. Just Genesis carts and Genesis was already replaced.It was just another Genesis at the end of the day. Nomad didn't replace Game Gear. PSP was not a hybrid. Neither was Vita. Vita, you had to buy the PSTV. By that logic, Game Boy was a hybrid with Super Game Boy. PSTV is just a Vita without a screen and not all games work on it. Yeah PSP had AV out but an odd aspect ratio. Not to mention not all models supported it. It was never the selling factor. PSP was never meant to succeed PS2. It succeeded PlayStation Pocket. It competed with DS. Switch replaced Nintendo's entire console and handheld divisions and merged them into one. The switch is not competing with anything else directly. Not in function or power. It's unique in itself. Xbox Series X and PS5 are OR devices. Switch is an AND device. People choose between Xbox or PS. Whichever of those two they buy the Switch is and for the typical consumer. Typically a forum bubble buys all 3. In general, that's not the case.
My main argument was this: You said the Switch was a first gen hybrid. I wanted to know what made the Switch a "first generation hybrid" when the Sega Nomad already did everything. Wouldn't it be the first gen hybrid? And then I threw out the fact that there's a version of the Switch that isn't a hybrid at all--just like there is a version of the Vita that isn't a portable at all.
You said it was a Nintendo first gen hybrid. I think that's pretty specific. Maybe even TOO specific...
I just feel that Nintendo releasing a new console every 4-5 years when Microsoft and Sony release successors every 7-8 years make it hard for the hardware to line up. And while it's truly impressive that we have the ability to play certain games on the go that rival "current" home console games (same as when the PSP and Vita arrived and were such powerhouses), it was kinda tough to see the Switch as a new gen. I felt that way about the Wii U, as well. It was definitely an 8th gen machine but it offered 7th gen experiences.
But hey, I love em all. I just can't help but get baited by this discussion every time it arises.