>>108971>>the things that mattered at the time, performance to run good graphics>Suuure. [pic related]
To be clear I am talking about why people bought Sony devices.
Nintendo had the gimmicks and fun party games, but that's not why people bought the playstation devices. If PSP buyers wanted a Nintendo DS they would have bought the Nintendo DS. By copying Nintendo the end result is that they lose their main fanbase's support and don't really gain any Nintendo buyers because they care more about first party games.
Nintendo's popularity with the Nintendo DS, Wii, and the Switch has never been copied by any other company and everyone who has tried has given up because they misunderstood their own customer base. Remember Playstation Move trying to copy Nintendo Wii? A collosal failure. If the Playstation Vita did not spend money on the touch screen and the back touch they would be able to deliver a stronger machine that didn't alienate PSP fans and more games with impressive graphics would be built for it. No PSP fan would buy a DS imitation. If you wanted to make a kid friendly game with touch for the Playstation Vita you would be better off just releasing it on the Nintendo DS instead as it already had the userbase of people with consoles ready to buy. Sony messed up big time, it happens.>Anyway, I'm almost certain every major game company thinks portables are dead because of smart phones, and they're probably right to a degree
Nintendo continues to produce portables that sell. It's definitely true smart phones have almost killed the market though.>Nobody was ever going to dump $1000 on a toy to keep their kid busy on road trips
You're right that people wouldn't dump $1000 on a toy for their kid, that was only a personal wish and not really related to the fact that they wasted way too much money on R&D and production for gimmicks nobody wanted when it could have simply just been a much more powerful PSP that could've played more impressive games which would also mean much more incentive for developers to release a Vita port. If the device isn't anywhere near powerful enough to handle it, what's the point in releasing a let down? Developers knew the Vita was a flop before it flopped.
Anyways in 2030 these chip manufacturers will surely be able to build small low power single board computers capable of running games from the 2010s and I'll simply just have to put it inside a PSP shell and write my own drivers and GUI to get what I want...