they did say that early after they released the gamecube because sales were less than stellar. i think it was the fan base and their own stubborness becasue of past success that caused them to design a new console. they believe they have a viable product when they don't. if you take zelda,mario(in all aspects. party games sports and the standard games) and metroid away they have nothing. i also think it had to do with the DS' success as well.
the backwards compatibility is a nice feature but i still own my 64 and the early games can be emulated on pc. it does lend to a nice selling point though as long as you don't have to buy anything to make this comaptibility to work. i don't see a cart port on that machine so i'm a little leary as to how that is going to work.
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