Sorry to butt in.
It seems Nintendo, is still insisting on doing their own thing, as opposed to what Microsoft and Sony are doing.
On one hand, Microsoft and Sony are following the PC market/Steam business model, and so they're getting both their hardware, software and business model closer to the PC. Microsoft will make their games playable on windows 10, Sony has the PSnow thing to play Sony games on PC. Plus their digital sales, deals, indie publishing etc, and now their mid-cycle upgrades for the "power user".
Nintendo on the other hand is following the casual market wherever they go. Seeing how cellphone gaming dominates in japan in terms on sales and revenue, and how it grabbed the casual gaming market all over the world, they've decided to follow that path and combine the best of both worlds, curiously by partnering with none other than nvidia.
Its like the cold war all over again, who will win this arms race? or will they continue to segment the market? I am very curious to see if both business models can coexist, or if one of them will have to evolve to survive. Sony and Microsoft are already talking about the future in a rather "grim" way by saying this might be their last home console.
Does this mean Nintendo will meld with the mobile market given their ever dominance with their handhelds and the recent rise of the mobile market? or does this mean Microsoft and Sony will meld with the PC market given how PC Desktop technology has evolved into the accessibility it has now for the non-technical hardcore gamer and general user? has Steam set the path for the hardcore market?
What a time to be alive. I would definitely bet on both to succeed.