am I the only one that thinks nintendo's best strategy would have been to give up their 'blue ocean' strategy of luring in casuals, and instead made a console more powerful than the ps4 pro and marketed their system as a hardcore gamer system?
i don't mean to pick on you here, but what is the deal with "gamers" being obsessed with which system is the most powerful? The XBOne and the PS4 have nearly identical specs, yet all i heard about for the last couple years was "yeah but xbox does THIS" and "yeah but PS does THAT". They are VERY similar systems as far as power goes. the only thing that really matters when deciding which system you want is
1. which system do my friends have? and
2. which system has the exclusives that i want to play?
Anything else is ridiculous.
Nintendo would NOT benefit from joining into the PS vs XBox debate. in that market, they are a distant third. Nintendo's goal is to make unique and fun games, and finding new ways to achieve that. Not everything is a win, but remember that people hated on the Wii remotes when they first came out, but both Sony and Microsoft followed suit (with PS Move and XBox Kinect). and the Wii is one of the best selling systems of all time.
Why would they want to fight with two other hardware makers over the same games and same developers? i agree that they need more 3rd party support, but to give up innovation and instead enter a hardware race really would leave them worse off than they are now.