It's pretty much a smart phone you hook up to the TV and play with a controller. I see that it's getting success so I guess people want it but between XBLA/PSN, smartphones, and just using the computer you have at your house it just seems like this might fill a VERY small niche. The open souce-ness of it is kind of nice but it seems to me that just means there'll be 100x as much shovelware on the console.
But again, people are paying for it. I just wonder if they understand what they're paying for.
The open sourcedness is entirely 100% the point and angle
It could easily be considered a failure if all it got were some Droid ports like Angry Birds and lots of shovelware, but the entire purpose is that it is an open console free for development
It's basically at the moment entirely for people who want to make console games and the ports are just going to hold it over, I assume. The question of whether it fails or not, based entirely on its purpose, is if it gets a community of developers willing to use it and support it.
As long as people understand that, it could work out. It's not "just" a smartphone console and that's ignoring its strength by saying that.