We didn't made the Phoenix for a commercial success, we did it for the fans who needs a replcacement console
In other words, by fans, for the fans
If you are a casual CV gamer, a Raspberry/emulation would just work fine for you
But if you're a ''hardcore'' CV player, it's either the real deal (original CV console) or a FPGA console (Phoenix)
I agree with this 100%.
The way I see it, I feel like more people who didn't grow up with the system may get "introduced" to the ColecoVision via an emulation console like a Raspberry Pi and then maybe a small percentage of those people would go "Damn, this is a REALLY FUN unique system! I need to get more involved" and then look into purchasing a Phoenix.
I feel like since some of these newer, cheaper all-in-one options have become more readily available over the past few years we've most certainly seen an uptick in people interested in ColecoVision that may have never even heard of it before, haven't we?