barryburton, those are good questions. I am not focused on emulation. I also have opinions on how gamers use emulation, but I'm not going to start a flamewar. Arcade has been done before. Sega had a lot of great arcade titles on both systems. I don't think that's the way to go. The Saturn is the best system out there for 2D. There would be no topping that. I think all three of the major consoles have their place in the gaming ecosystem. I'm not looking to do a portable system like the Switch. That seems to be Nintendo's space. Plus, Sony has been trying at portable for years and didn't do well. Xbox is certainly popular, but I think it's bland and just rubs me the wrong way. Sony's PS4 is where it's at. It's an excellent console and has a lot of great games. If you look at a lot of the current Sega titles, most of them are well-made and just have a certain feel to them. Sega is more careful at what they focus on than they used to be. When you look at games like Shenmue II, Yakuza Kiwami 2, and Shining Resonance Refrain, they just have that Sega feel to them. I think fans appreciate that they are well-crafted, have great artwork, interesting characters, and good battle systems. With the console I have in mind, the games would be what makes the system special. There could be a focus on anime, RPGs, or specifically on game properties that were on the Saturn. The console could be a target for newer indie developers who don't have titles on major consoles.
Ok, so to recap:
Emulation of retro 2D focused Arcade Portable
And we know you do like Sega games and the PS4. (me too)
I still don't understand what your console is meant to do. Consoles like PS4 and Vita are drowning in JRPGs and Anime themed titles so that's not a niche that needs filling with a new console. There are hundreds of Indie developers making games for the current consoles, Android and PC already.
Switch is a different kind of system, so I don't think it's super comparable.
Sure it is. The Switch is a console developed by a major company with developer support behind (including Sega) and intellectual properties people are aware of. The Saturn and Dreamcast were consoles developed by a major company with developer support behind them (including Sega) and intellectual properties people were aware of.
Your idea isn't any of that. So, your concept is not comparable.