Exactly. If this thing is decent it might compete as a Nexus or Samsung Tab competitor.
Just don’t pretend this is a legitimate successor to the Shield.
Also, the fact that the kickstand and controller are basically requirements they have bumped the price of this whole shebang by $100. I know that the tablet is more useful than the 5" screen on the Shield 1, but considering the niche market this thing is targeted at I don’t think another $100 over the price of the original just to game on Android is tenable.
I know the Shield wasn’t a huge hit, but I would blame a lack of content, not the format.
I know a lot of people (myself included) that tend to use mobile gaming when “on the go” and the original Shield’s “clam shell” format makes that process actually possible. You can’t stand up on the subway and use a giant tablet with a separate controller. This is only for sitting down at a table…which is when I’m likely to want to be using a PC or console instead of an Android device for gaming.