I am just curious if current ipad and nVidia shield / google pixel c is as powerful as Nintendo 3ds. Its seems tablets are far more powerful. The nvidia shield is 300 usd. about 100 usd more then the 3ds xl. I would think when buying such large volumes you would see better graphics in nintendo's devices. I realize nintendo has never focused on power but it seems like todays tablets are killing portable game consoles. granted many tablets are more money but not all of them. It just seems like the age of portable game consoles are over with tablets. Will we ever see a portable with as good as graphics and memory on tablets brought to a dedicated console. It seems as if even the newest ps vita is less powerful then tablets and vita isnt cheap.