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Submitted by Donnieboi 740d ago | article

Nintendo's Plan To Make The 3DS Stand Out From The iPhone

It feels as though Nintendo's 3DS handheld game system has "arrived." Over the last few months, the library of 3DS games available has reached some sort of critical mass, and it seems there's a well-made, fun game for just about every type of gamer. But the spectre of the iPhone and Apple's App store lingers. Can Nintendo really hope to compete long-term with such popular, widely used competitors? (3DS, Culture, iPhone, Nintendo)

sherimae2413  +   740d ago
dont worry the 3ds can compete its great handheld afterall ^_^
Muffins1223  +   740d ago
I think there just going to add more and more phone features to it every genration. Maybe Nintendo will get into the phone business and they will market them as gaming phones with buttons or something
lashes2ashes  +   740d ago
I really hope that they are not that stupid. I love Nintendo but when it comes to cutting edge tech they are always way behind. The phone market would eat them alive. Just look at blackberry for example.
jcnba28  +   740d ago
Time to buy a 3DS, I've been putting it off way too long now.
brettyd  +   740d ago
I wan't to buy one too, I just know as soon as I do Nintendo will release another redesign.
jcnba28  +   740d ago
I feel the exact same way lol but I can't think what Nintendo could improve from the 3ds xl besides adding another circle pad. But most games dont even need a second circle pad so I might wait until after E3 just incase they announce another model. But if I get a 3ds xl and Nintendo announces another model you can easily trade it in to gamestop and upgrade.
Zha1tan  +   740d ago
All they need to do is confirm Pokemon X & Y has all the generations of pokemon and I will rush out to buy one.
mamotte  +   740d ago
All they have to do is get Skype for 3DS. Been dreaming with it since the DSi has a microphone.
tweet75  +   740d ago
Yes most children today are being raised on touch screen app games but as they grow up they will discover more substantial tradtional console gaming and want that more and support it more
CommonSenseGamer  +   740d ago
That's an assumption based on what?
tweet75  +   740d ago
based on my experiences playing most of the crap on iphones versus my 30 years of console gaming
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CommonSenseGamer  +   739d ago
But you're not one of the children you refer to. Children of today will grow up using smart, portable, multifunction devices. By your reckoning these children will go back to buying CD's, buying dedicated music players and cameras.

By the time these children are your age I doubt many will be buying expensive tech that just sits under a TV. The power that will be packed into phones and tablets within the next 10 years will mean dedicated consoles will become irrelevant.
MNGamer-N  +   740d ago
I now have a backlog of good 3DS games yet to play. Haven't been able to say that until now.
klecser  +   740d ago
Yep. This is the first time in which there are more good games to play than I have time for.
lizard81288  +   740d ago
The only trouble I see
Are the prices for games, One on hand, I don't want those "Minecraft" expansions that are all over the shops (most notable on Amazon's Store)(they are mostly JPEGS that are being sold for $5 or so, but amazon seems to be too lazy to take them down). But then again, I would like cheaper games. Some of the best games are for free. It could go both ways if real games were free, without and DLC or crap like that, but then again, Those games don't last too long. Like Temple Run is a quick play, but won't sustain for very long, while say, RE:R will, but that is $20 compared to free.

They are two different markets, but very similar too. I wonder what will Nintendo do?...

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