Of course. But it would require another Wii-like scenario where they bring about a product that appeals to an untapped audience by giving them something they haven't really experienced before (or they haven't experienced in a way that's convenient to them). As it stands, Nintendo cannot compete in a traditional sense against Sony or MS, the DS/Wii stuff kind of shoehorned Nintendo into this position of them having to constantly look for something else to attract consumers. Otherwise, it's just not going to get the sales it wants.
I would be interested in NX AR. NX VR on the other hand just... nah. I want industry support for VR, but... fuck, man... I don't want to have a Gear VR/Cardboard VR shell, PSVR, Oculus/Vive/OSVR headset, an iOS VR headset and a Nintendo VR headset. I'm getting flashbacks to having to deal with all the RB/GH crap last gen... (Also I just now realize that I threw away my GH2 360 guitar last Saturday.... And now I can't play GH2/RB--- FUCK! ><)
I'm... Not talking about competing with Sony? I was talking about casuals, the market that made Wii successful. Nintendo's "blue ocean" strategy which focused on non-consumers. One which they've brought up in the past in relation to the NX. and supporting third parties have talked about as one of the reasons why they're supporting NX. If this rumor is true and the NX doesn't have anything else going for it? That "blue ocean" isn't going to care. They have a solution to this "problem" already, they play Pokemon GO on it, they "play" Miitomo on it, they'll play those upcoming Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing games on it (and hell, they'll play Yokai Watch on it as well). Core gamers might love it and Nintendo fans might love it... But the non-gamers that latched onto the Wii? They have something more convenient to them that does what NX will.
That's great for us. Casuals don't care about console quality games on a mobile device, hell... "console quality games on a mobile device" was Sony's thing for the better part of 10 years, and that still didn't help the Vita's sales, nor did it help PSP beat the DS. That's just not a market that's interested in graphics and good controls.
Bingo. This seems like Nintendo tackling the solution to a problem that doesn't exist. The casual market isn't coming back, and even if it were... It sure as shit isn't coming back with yet another tablet-esque device. Mobile is an "all-in-one" platform for most adults, and it's a convenient solution for parents with children. An inexpensive phone/phablet is a more convenient solution to the portable "problem" than lugging around another device. Also... If Nintendo thinks it's going to reclaim the casual market by selling what amounts to a tablet with removable controllers? Hoooh boy... That's going to be a major headache for either parents or even Nintendo. Imagine the amount of lost (or stolen) controller halves parents are going to have to deal with on a regular basis as a result. That is a nuisance they do not want to be dealing with on a platform that's not cost-effective to them. I remember all the damaged DS/DSLites we used to get as trade-ins from parents... We'd hear all about it, but parents justified the cost of a replacement because the DS/DSL was cheap, they'd get a good 2 years per-unit/replacement... So a ~$300 investment was an annoyance, but still worthwhile enough to keep their kids entertained. I can't imagine parents would see spending more than that as a worthwhile expense when they could just give their kid a hand-me-down iPhone or buy a $150-200 android tablet and fill that with a bunch of free/cheap games. That said, it's a clever idea that'll attract core gamers and Nintendo fans... But "The casual market" already has an answer to this, it had it in 2012 when the Wii U came out and that's not changing any time soon. Nintendo needs to do better than "tablet-console with built-in removable controllers!" if it wants that market back from Apple/Google.
The only AC title that supported AC amiibos and cards was on the Wii U- and it was just a Mario Party clone, not really an AC title. On top of that the only way to get Amiibo support on the 3DS is either by buying an N3DS or buying that NFC reader add-on that no one really bought. So... AC fans had/have virtually no reason to own any Amiibos. One could argue that since they're just tchotchkes that the AC crowd would be into it, but most of that crowd seemed to be more interested in actual in-game decorative content, not real world clutter.
So, the 1TB One S with a brand new copy of Madden 17 is actually $50 cheaper than the bundle with the 2 year old copy of Master Chief Collection and nearly 1-year-old copy of Halo 5, both of which you could right now find for less than a new copy of Madden 17. I mean, literally... Amazon currently lists Halo 5 for $23.90 and Halo: MCC for $26.45, which is almost $10 cheaper than a new copy of Madden 17.