I was most likely never going to buy another Nintendo home console but I was planning to buy a handheld after skipping the 3DS. This sounds perfect to me. The home dock thing sounds to me like something that will be neglected and bomb but a handheld stronger than the Wii U is definitely interesting. 4.7-5.5" 1280x720 display would still have a high PPI while not being an insane amount of pixels to push like you see in modern Android phones. It's still a higher PPI than the Vita at any of those sizes. The articles saying Tegra X1 in current dev kits which exist in the Pixel C tablet right, but I'm skeptical that it would be able to run at near peak performance in a handheld form factor for extended periods of time without throttling. Maybe a 16nm Tegra can work and a handheld would probably be thicker to accommodate better cooling.
A home dock will fail and I'm pretty certain Nintendo can't be expecting that thing to catch on that well. It sounds more to me like a nice gesture to those that would prefer a traditional home console. This to me is ideal since I think any attempt to make a home console that competed on power would fail miserably by cause of being so late with a significantly smaller library and then soon being superseded by newer competitors hardware so they'd always be a half generation behind. Even competing on price would have them having the least developed library. This gives them space to wait to try and return to the home console business when a PS5, and Xbox Next happen.
I'm excited if this is true. I never expected a handheld this powerful. I was guessing something more akin to the K1 but at 16nm and probably down-clocked so they can make the NX even smaller but this thing sounds like it'll push the limits of pockets maybe preferable for bags and backpacks. Yet we'll finally be able to see Pokemon that aren't pixelated by the ridiculously low res screens Nintendo usually uses and we'll finally see some nice 360/PS3 era 3D environments. Zelda, Smash Bros, and Mario Kart on the go with graphics like the Wii U.
I wouldn't judge the X1 with it's game performance from games ported years later to Android stuck with OpenGL ES. That to me is like judging the best of graphics hardware by it's performance on Linux. I like Linux but drivers aren't where they need to be for games yet and games are ported as the least prioritized platform. The same way I don't judge the Vita by how games look on the iPad 3. Vita games still look better to me than iPad/iPhone games.
Plus Nintendo published a lot of games particularly for the 3DShttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_products_published_by_Nintendo#Nintendo_3DS
Now with one device having all their studios working on it, they'll be a lot of games to look forward to plus the good third party support that the 3DS was getting. Mobile phone games suck and games that cost more than $2 get rated down by users for being too expensive. Dedicated handheld gaming devices still have a differentiating factor going for them being that they have games with high production value. I would be willing to buy games ported over from the Xbox 360, Wii U, and PS3 even if they are available on PC or I already have them.Edited by KingGreasy - 7/26/16 at 4:54pm