Wii is doomed. PS3 is doomed. Kinect is doomed. 3DS is doomed. Vita is doomed. Wii U is doomed. That is what industry analysts and video game journalists are saying. Every time an idea has come up that a small group can't accept or when a system shows signs of struggling at launch its instantly doomed. They will sit there proclaiming why a system is failing and why they know so much better than the company launching the console.
The latest systems under scrutiny are the Vita and Wii U (most notably the Vita). All over the internet and on gaming forums users, bloggers and analysts alike will all use the "facts" in front of them to remind everybody why the system cannot succeed in the world. Never mind that there is most certainly millions of people interested in the system, lets all ignore them. Smart phones are dooming handhelds and everybody needs reminding of that. Don't acknowledge that the 3DS overcame it's problems with a price drop and first party titles. Vita is going to fail and the random blogger will make sure you know that.
Because he or she is not interested that accounts for an awful lot of the outside world. What they are thinking is what everybody else is thinking. Because they are seeing a portion of the handheld market move to mobile gaming the rest of the world is going to follow. And that goes double for Nintendo's gimmicky ideas on their systems. They are so out of touch with gamers they are going third party in the next 2 years. Know what I say to all these claims? They are all talking rubbish.
Yes, I note a fraction has moved on to mobile devices but that doesn't mean gaming dedicated handhelds can't still exist. If mobile devices were to take over the types of handheld games we play now would cease to exist. Controls on mobiles just aren't suited to those types of games. There are still plenty of people who want dedicated handhelds (be it 3DS or Vita) and those are the people Sony are aiming for. Not the people gaming on mobiles. People are willing to pay premium prices for games to enjoy those types of games. The games may be cheaper on mobiles but true handheld gaming can only be done on dedicated gaming handhelds.
As for Nintendo, well I think they would have learned by now. If you went and asked around in your area you will find there is no shortage of people interested in the Wii U. People sit there claiming Nintendo is playing catch up but when Nintendo offered you good graphics with Gamecube they chose to ignore it. Thats what caused them to take the direction they did with Wii. In fact there could be a bait and switch going on with this. They may have intentionally lured the competition into the mass money market people call casual. In this case Microsoft fell for it more than Sony.
Personally I think the problem is them. They have a hard time accepting that games are going in a new direction and hope Nintendo fail. If Nintendo are so out of touch with gamers (as you claim basement dweller) why are Microsoft following them now? And since Move hasn't exactly lit the world on fire it seems Sony is taking their Eye toy approach again. Or as some would say, copying Kinect (see how that works). I think you just need to accept gaming is going in other directions with controllers now. Just because you solely may not like the idea doesn't mean the masses won't. Regardless of what the competition do, regardless of what people post, regardless of what your beliefs are and how much you push them on people, you are not going to change their mind. People are going to buy Vita and Wii U regardless of what you or anyone else does. Think Microsoft showing off a new Xbox is going to stop people buying Wii U? Your very much mistaken. In fact it could be the other way around given the indications are pointing more and more towards a Kinect focused system next generation. You only assume it won't be casual because thats how 360 started. I will reiterate this in case you missed the point: neither you nor anyone else is going to stop people buying Vita. Neither you nor anyone else is going to stop people buying Wii U. Vita is going to succeed regardless of what your "facts" claim. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.
Ending note: don't let the sarcasm put people off here. Its getting very tiring listening to all the gloom and doom articles flying around this place. Vita and Wii U will be successful. Either that or gaming really is doomed.