61skywakeSun 3rd Oct 2021 @GrailUK Or an alternative spin on this take. What if there legitimately isn't a gimmick to be had that couldn't just be an accessory? Or at least not one that changes core franchises in the way that 3D, Colour, Optical Media, Motion, touch screens, Dual Screens, 3D or a Hybrid console does. Miyamoto famously said during the tail end of the Wii era that Nintendo won't start the new console generation unless it would add something new to gameplay. And that better graphics wasn't a reason. So what if they don't have anything new to add other than better graphics? Is that a reason to start a new console generation? And if it isn't.... maybe you don't start a new generation. You make a revision! As a side note, we like to pretend that Nintendo comes up with wacky ideas nobody would've thought of. That's not entirely accurate in my mind. Most of the gimmick they have had were simmering away in the background before they jumped onto it. PDAs existed before the DS, 3D existed before the 3DS, remote play existed before Wii U, Nvidia has literally been pushing Tegra based portables with HDMI out since 2013. So what new and cheap tech is there on the market relating to either user input or AV output? Plenty. But not much that isn't tied to either moving from HDMI 1.4 or adding Tensor cores. I mean you mention holograms which is a new and emerging tech so it fits the bill there. But how do you drive a holographic display? Think about it. 1080p is 2MP, 4K is 8MP, 8K is 33MP right? Well 50 angles at 720P is 46MP..... so.... you've invented a new version of a 3DS that allows.... two people to watch it and requires.... a $2000 GPU to drive at 720p..... congrats? I guess? Edited on Sun 3rd October, 2021 @ 10:40 by skywake Some Aussie musics: Pond, TFS, Genesis Owusu "Don't stir the pot" is a nice way of saying "they're too dumb to reason with"