If Nintendo ever wants a foothold into 3rd party titles on their new system, then the hardware has to be similar to the other 2 big players so that the big CoD/Battlefield/Sports, etc... titles can be ported. Without 3rd party support, Nintendo risks becoming late 90s era Sega.
It's a huge mistake to think they can and should and are competing in the same space as Sony and Microsoft. Perhaps superficially they are, but not in any deep fundamental way.
Sony and Microsoft sell pricey last generation computer hardware at a loss. As huge conglomerates, they can do that forever at no risk. Nintendo, is always eight or so ET or Virtual Boy level boondoggles away from death. To compete head to head, they'd have to charge at least as much for their console as the others do. A console no one needs because they have three other options out there already (gotta count the PC ports).
Undercutting the competition by getting as close to $200 as possible is essential. Then they sell party games
that appeal to young children and families that want to spend time together on the couch.
RPGs? Get a DS. Sports+racing+FPS enthusiasts? Get a PC or a black box. Card games? Go to https://play.duelyst.com/
on a modern browser on any thing that can spoof being Chrome.
The gruel is pretty thin. Personally, if they could unite their mobile and console libraries in a way that the console version can scale up, they would really be in a great place.
I've never understood why for so long Nintendo post-SNES have been trying to be so original.
Sony didn't brainstorm more than two minutes in every new Playstation strategy meeting;
" hurr durr new console, moar power, put disc in and play, hurr durr, oh and don't forget the usual controller durr. "
Hey Nintendo brought back to life the analog joystick and brought us the novelty of having a map screen for the DS.
Sometimes they strike gold, other times they embarrass the crap out of themselves. I certainly had no idea the Wii with its 2 button stock TV remote controller and wiggle controls would become a big successful fad.