And in the case of the Wii, I could instantly see what the target market was: families
Conversely, I still don’t know what the market is for the Wii-U… I watched my son play it in the store and I still have no idea why anyone would want their Nintendo-DS projected up on the big screen while they play.
At least the gamestick has the portability gimick going on - so I can see people taking it with them on holiday or whatever then plugging it into a tv at the destination.
But even that has a pretty limited application when you stop and really think about it.
People generally don’t know that they can often already buy an HDMI cable for their tablets. (Apparently I can’t for my regular Kindle Fire but I can for an HD). I’m waiting for someone to package that with a controller and make all of this other stuff seem redundant.
Edit: P.S.: this is also why I think the xbone marketing is completely fooling themselves if they think that can ignore the core gamer and push TV integration instead.