BNR: While I’m honestly not the biggest fan of the Shield’s design (it looks like the folks behind the N-Gage never stopped working), I’m curious as to how well it’ll sell in today’s market. The trouble is, it’s not exactly easy to sell a handheld with beefy innards- while at PAX, I saw hundreds of people carrying around the Nintendo 3DS, Streetpassing and gaming and having a good time. As for Sony’s Vita, I think I saw about four or five. It’s not a bad console by any stretch of the imagination, but right now I couldn’t name five great Vita games to save my life. It’s not that they aren’t there, it’s just that barely anybody knows about them. The 3DS, meanwhile, has been doing comparatively well, both in hardware and software sales. Why? Because people know it exists. What does any of this have to do with the Shield?