Pach-Attack- Are the Vita and 3DS the Last of Their Kind?

GT:On this week’s Pach-Attack!, Michael Pachter estimates the possibility of a next gen for handheld systems.

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Godlovesgamers1708d ago

"Pach-Attack- Are the Vita and 3DS the Last of Their Kind?"


And the people responsible for turning this guy into a gaming celebrity are just mind-numbingly stupid.

iamnsuperman1708d ago (Edited 1708d ago )

Watch the video. He says Nintendo will make another. Blame GT for the title

OT: The browser question is interesting. "we will not going to spend most of our time surfing on the consoles" Very much true. smart phones, tablets surf it for us with much easier functionality. The browser is almost pointless

Abash1708d ago

Honestly, I think they may be. I see the PS5 and Wii U2 acting as a gaming device that is not only a console but a handheld at the same time. A device that when connected to the TV is a console but it also can be take anywhere and fully functional in like a portable mode.

iamnsuperman1708d ago (Edited 1708d ago )


Nintendo definitely will do another. They have to, it is where most/if not all of their profit comes from. Sony probably not. Lets see what the PS4 will do to Vita sales.

Now in the future I agree with you. The problem is the 3DS only started selling when the price was dropped by a lot of money showing the trend that people will only get a handheld if it is cheap to do so (because of what the mobile market has done). What this could do though is create a problem with upgrading the hardware. They are going to have to make these things cheaper to sell them at a cheaper price so they sell. So in the future we might be in a problem where the Nintendo DS5 is very similar to the DS4 and people just will not bother.

admiralvic1708d ago (Edited 1708d ago )


"The problem is the 3DS only started selling when the price was dropped by a lot of money showing the trend that people will only get a handheld if it is cheap to do so "

First off, the 3DS started selling because games were finally coming out. Before the price drop there was nothing (far less than the Vita has now), but after we had games. Additionally, the price tag of the 3DS was so high that it just made no sense. If you compare the Vita to the 3DS, you have to wonder what aspect brought the cost up that much. Fanboy or not, you have to agree that the Vita looks (as in terms of gaming graphics) far better than the 3DS and has higher specs than found on the 3DS. When they actually started to charge a fair price, that is when people bought it. Same is happening with the Vita now (in Japan), but that got a smaller price drop.

Also, why are you calling them the DS 4 and 5? The 3DS is only called that because it's a play on 3D and DS, so logically they will be called something else.

Sithlord-Gamble1708d ago

I agree Abash. I always thought that within 1 or 2 more generations, that's where we would be headed. I know I'd buy one.

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3-4-51708d ago


I'm sure Nintendo is going to stop selling their Money Printing Machines.

Nice logic B. P A C H T E R

Kenshin_BATT0USAI1707d ago

...? He said that they will definitely make a new handheld. You clearly didn't watch.

fermcr1707d ago

People don't even watch the video to start trolling.

PopRocks3591708d ago

Oh come on, Pachter. The 3DS' sales alone prove that question is moot. As far as I'm concerned, there's always going to be a dedicated handheld market. The 3DS and Vita will do fine.

majiebeast1708d ago (Edited 1708d ago )

The market has shrunk signifcantly. In June 2007 the DS did 590K the PSP did 290K. Look at June of this year the 3DS sells 225K and the Vita is around 30K thats a pretty big decline.

The handheld market is soon to become very niche as sad as that is, cause i love my Vita and my DS.

Sony should just invest in a good gaming phone not that xperia play crap.

PopRocks3591708d ago

I didn't say it would always be the top portable market, I'm only saying there IS a market to begin with. 3DS does not need to sell PS2/DS numbers to be a viable or even successful platform.

dark-hollow1708d ago

Let's not forget that the ds at that time was About $50 less than the 3ds is right now coupled with the fact that pokemon diamond and pearl was just released around that period.

majiebeast1708d ago

Diamond and Pearl was in April.

Foxgod1708d ago (Edited 1708d ago )

Well, the 3DS isnt, as its Nintendo's flagship atm, they will obviously come with a successor.

Williamson1708d ago

Don't know if Sony will make another handheld but the vita is an amazing device that I'm proud to be an owner of. A price point of 199$ with an 8gb card or maybe a model that has some internal memory to save game data on would change the vita around IMO. A lot of great games are already out, some more are coming, and more could be announced next month.

Trago13371708d ago

Whatever happened to tablets and smart phones killing the handheld market off???????


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