I understand the NDA and secrecy behind developer kits, since they expose hidden chipset features that could be used for disassembley or emulation. Here’s my question though, say I spent the 5+ grand needed for the Wii-U development kit, you get the thing, is it yours?
Now the NDA is similar to the Playstation and XBox agreement, you can’t remove it from the development address, and I get that, however, can they just take it back any time? If so, why does it cost several thousand dollars just for the unit? How is that ok? Does anyone have any experience with this?
Edit: I also understand that this has been traditional for larger development teams, and several thousand per unit is not all that much, but they are specifically targeting indies now, where several grand is a lot.