Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata
“no dedicated gaming systems are worthy of existence unless our games give consumers unparalleled fun.”
I think we’re beyond the tipping point for many consumers. Their new devices, whether those be from Apple, Google or Amazon (or any of the minor manufacturers), are multi-function. They write emails, they surf the web, they facilitate art and music, they provide a medium for education and they also play games.
Pecking on a DS touchscreen while also trying to use the console buttons is an exercise for frustration. I reckon we may be seeing the last generation of dedicated handheld gaming platforms.