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Nintendo Working on Future Handheld Generation

For two decades, Nintendo has set a precedent - it iterates repeatedly on its handheld designs, making incremental revisions to extend the life of a system. The Nintendo DS alone received this treatment three times with the DS Lite, DSi and DSi XL. However it appears as though the company might be taking a different approach with the 3DS. According to Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo is more focused on the 3DS's successor than anything else.

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Blastoise1508d ago (Edited 1508d ago )

Lol dont we all?

I do like the DS consoles though, having two screens can be very useful in some games

Lucretia1508d ago

lol then i will definatly wait till the 3ds is 80$ because nintendo is ditching this console already too. 5 years life cycles sucks nintendo

ApolloAdams1508d ago

Now how does a five year life cycle suck? Technology rapidly advances every two years.

They aren't ditching anything though they are working on future iterations.

Doesn't make sense that most companies work on future products all the time.

Lucretia1508d ago

well the psp did fine in almost 10 years, so did the ds and the gameboy. the ps2 and the ps3 seems to be doing fine aswell with being over the 5 year mark.

my problem with 5 year cycles is that the first year never has good games, so you wait till year 2, by then some good games should be out, then devs start to understand the console better and higher quality games that make the system shine start coming.

but when its a 5 year cycle it becomes a waste. the N64, GC and wii all suffered from this.

look at the wii finally getting some good games and now its it's last year of support. its messed up and makes it feel useless to be in that gen.

i agree tech keeps getting better, but that makes the jump to next gen feel like an actual jump.

nintendo has proven throughout their consoles that they insta ditch everything after year 5. thankfully handhelds have way better 3rd party support for nintendo than their consoles but still.

Hisiru1508d ago

This Lucretia boy is really sad. I can't believe he/she plays Sony games like me and it's embarassing to see such troll representing one of the companies I really love (in the gaming industry).

Hey Lucretia, can't you stop trolling? Can't we all live in peace and have fun with our games?

BitbyDeath1508d ago

I've always liked the number 7.
7 year life cycle would be perfect.
10 is just getting that little bit too long IMO

live2play1508d ago

nintendo ALWAYS starts working on the next generation of their gamnd devices as soon as the current one is done.
..ALWAYS
they worked on the wii when they finished gamecube the y worked on the 3ds when they finished the ds
...ah forget it no use speaking sense

BitbyDeath1508d ago

All companies do this.
Sony had started work on the PS4 before the PS3 was even released.

AWBrawler1507d ago

Lucretia isn't trolling, I understand his/her?? point on the 5 year cycle argument, but yes it is the norm and what we are used to now. True developers could get more out of longer gens, but as we all have said before, technology advances too fast for that.

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SpiralTear1508d ago

I have no idea why Nintendo would even be thinking about this already. The 3DS isn't doing badly at all, so why discourage gamers with another system down the line? And what about that 3DS/Wii U connectivity?

live2play1508d ago

nintendo always thinks of whats next after they are done with the current generation

they worked on the wii once gamecube was done
they worked on the 3ds once the ds was done
they worked on the wiiu once the wii was done

this IN NO WAY means that they are cancelling the 3ds...
sigh

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GraveLord1508d ago

""I really feel like I'm satisfied with the 3DS hardware as it is. I feel like it's the best for this generation," Miyamoto told me,""

Damage control. He doesn't want people to hold off on buying a 3DS.

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