The portable situation is different because Nintendo is treading new ground. As far as games go, 360 really isn't doing anything different than the Playstation systems. MS isn't really trying to forge their own path as much as try to take Sony head on in the home entertainment business. MS does have online as a trump card at the moment, but that card may be over with by Nov 17. Nintendo is smart, as they have not decided to battle Sony head on anymore. Nintendo is trying to forge a new path. That is, of course, until Sony decides it is time to come in and take it.