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Submitted by PSNintyGamer 226d ago | article

If Nintendo created a $100 3DS TV box, would you buy it?

In the wake of recent Sony announcements, I thought it would be fun to do a bit of speculation. Early this morning Sony announced the Vita TV box, which allows consumers to play certain PS Vita games, as well as downloadable PSOne and PSP games. The device comes with 1GB of memory for built-in storage and enables all the remote play features between the PS4 and the PS Vita. This is certainly an interesting concept, but what if we applied it to Nintendo products? (3DS, Nintendo DS)

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Jackhass  +   226d ago
I think I probably would.
mewhy32  +   226d ago
MMMM. I don't think I would.
NewMonday  +   226d ago
how would it work with dual screens?
darthv72  +   226d ago
Nintendo could just make a DS reader or 3DS reader for the wii-u. that way playing those games on both the gamepad (for touch interface) and using the big screen as the top screen could work.

Also nintendo had some success with their super gameboy as well as the GBA player so the prospect of playing portable games on a tv is not that uncommon for nintendo.
NewMonday  +   225d ago
@darthv72

it would work this way

the best solution IMOO is for developers to make a higher resolution version of games, this would really give the WiiU a lift because the 32DS has tons of great games.
UltimateMaster  +   225d ago
Well.. first of all.
It technically couldn't be done on a 3DS because you need 2 screens.

For that reason, it would not be possible.

There was a troll that made a 1DS and claiming it to be real, you'd plug it in with an HDMI cable and the 3DS had it's own screen, but that could not be done.

Either way, I'd much rather have Nintendo focused on getting more games for my Wii U than having this 3DS TV thing.
UltimateMaster  +   225d ago
Also, the main attraction of the PS Vita TV is the Remote Play. Without it, it's somewhat useless.

A lot of people wanted a PS Vita to be able to remote-play their PS4 and they can with this.

It's cheap, you can connect with a wi-fi connection and play your PS4 games, say you want to play your PS4 in your bedroom and you can't since it's the living room, well now you can with this Vita without the need to buy a second PS4.

Another cool thing is being able to take this to a friend and play your PS4 games there without travelling a huge console back and forth, you only need that small Vita TV and you're good to go.

So no, I don't really see any advantage of getting a 3DS TV. Stuff like Netflix can easily be done on almost any device.
Just get more Wii U games and I'll be happy.
ohiostatesman  +   225d ago
Nintendo would probably do it anyway even if I think the vita Tv is a really stupid idea. Just so that Sony doesn't have a lead on anything.
kneon  +   226d ago
But it would look like utter crap. The native screen resolution of the 3DS is about 1/4 of an SD screen. Upscaling that to full HD would look awful. Each native pixel would be scaled up to 4x4 pixels on the TV.
darthv72  +   226d ago
Id imagine they could use some sort of smart filtering technique. Where instead of rigid lines it would be softer and blended.

the gba player does a nice job of rendering gba and gbc and gb games on a large screen.
wishingW3L  +   225d ago
but all of those GBA games were sprite based, 3D stuff will look just awful. You can connect a Snes through composite and it'look better than PS2 with component.
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darthv72  +   225d ago
@wishing... at best the ds/3ds games would look like n64 games maybe cube level in some depending on the game.

There would be no 3d effect to look awful.
Angeljuice  +   226d ago
The vita graphics will be just about acceptable (maybe) on a large screen TV.
The 2DS (no 3D) graphics would look somewhat less than acceptable.

I'm not completely sold on vita TV, so it's a definite no from my perspective.
3-4-5  +   225d ago
They will do it...

Next gen/handheld.

Because their next handheld will be the Wii U controller, but updated.

Then they could make this work and it would be "new" to Nintendo fans.
R00bot  +   225d ago
A Wii U controller with the processor in it that comes with a little box you connect up to the TV that receives the signal? It'd be like the Wii U but reversed.

That'd be really cool, but I bet it'd run out batteries really quickly.
PSNintyGamer  +   226d ago
I think this is what People mean when they say they want Nintendo to merge Home and Hand-Held consoles. Of course, I really don't see a reason to do this seeing how the 3ds is already selling pretty well on it's own. And of course, there is always the bad media.

"Nintendo Announces 3ds TV! Hand-Held Gaming dying?"
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SaulGoodman  +   226d ago
Ummm, yeah. IF I was to ever the the Xbone and they came out with one, (in development starting today) I would buy one. I Will be getting PS4, Vita TV, and Vita in that order.
Dan_scruggs  +   226d ago
Considering the library. Yes. It would actually make more sense seeing as none of the touchscreen functionality would be lost with the Wii U tablet controller. Not to mention Pokemon X and Y.
Angeljuice  +   225d ago
But then you would require both a WiiU (for the tablet) and the 3DS TV console. That makes the whole thing rather expensive or only possible for a minority of people. I don't think thats a good idea.
kirbyu  +   226d ago
There would have to be a controller in the screen for it to work. So it would make much more sense to make a thing for Wii U that plays 3DS games like the Super Game Boy.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   226d ago
Yea its got a solid line to play on the big screen. don know how it would work with dual screens tho.
vazurahan  +   226d ago
I think their next console should just be like this. They won't be able to compete on home consoles anyway unless they're will to take a loss.
DarkBlood  +   226d ago
would totally get this
SuperLupe  +   226d ago
Would get it for the JRPG's.

As for the PS Vita TV I dont see what I would want to play on my Vita that my futur Xbox One and current 360/PS3 cant offer.

I dont have a VITA because it doesnt enough good games so the PS Vita is irrelevant to me.
TongkatAli  +   226d ago
If you like JRPG's check out Ys Foliage Ocean in Celceta. Its coming out in November.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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SuperLupe  +   225d ago
Well it does look great, when more games like this come out for the system I will get one. Till then the Vita is just a no for me.
WPX  +   225d ago
Finally it'll be out in the US by then? Nice, time for me to fork out the dough and get myself a brand new Vita. Waiting since forever for this game.

As a rabid fan of the Y's series. I won't let this chance pass up.
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nick309  +   226d ago
*IF*
WeAreLegion  +   226d ago
Pokemon. Yes.
jonboi24  +   226d ago
3ds games on a big screen would look ugly.
Foxgod  +   226d ago
Nope.
KillerPwned  +   226d ago
Pokemon X/Y on lets say 50 inch LED 120hz if not 240hz TV. Yeah it would fucking sell like crazy.
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ginsunuva  +   225d ago
No cause the appeal of pokemon is having it on the go.
nevin1  +   226d ago
Personally I'm not seeing the appeal of Vita TV.
KwietStorm  +   225d ago
I think it's a pretty big deal, moving forward. You have to look at Apple TV and Google TV. This is Sony's move, and it "just so happens" to include damn near full PlayStation functionality, as far as straight forward gaming goes. Couple that with the internet multimedia streaming, whether it be their music service, video service, or their new initiatives like the deal with Viacom and their Gaikai purchase, this could potentially be something huge, and in a small and cheap package.
kingPoS  +   225d ago
Then what does appeal to you then?
If enjoying games on a TV or on
the go isn't your thing. What is?

This is first time I've seen a console that can be compared to devises like Apple TV. Whatever Sony is doing with their PlayStation ecosystem, they genuinely have gotten me excited.
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CalamityCB  +   225d ago
I just don't understand why Nintendo can't port DS/3DS games to the WiiU.
The two screen combo is there minus the 3D effects of course, I'm sure 3DS games being available for the WiiU would definitely improve sales, especially since the new Pokemon game and LOZ are coming out soon.
hollabox  +   225d ago
Maybe if I can get some HDTV, at least 1280X720.
Gigaguy777  +   225d ago
FUCK YES.
Oh my tits, RE: Revelations would be so much better with that.
KwietStorm  +   225d ago
Nope.
Soldierone  +   225d ago
No, because Vita offers somewhat console like experiences and games.

3DS is just that, a handheld, and it should be kept as one. There are certain ways to make it evolve to the TV, and Nintendo did that well in the past, but a 3DS box is not one of those ideas.
The_Truth_24_7  +   225d ago
Why not? For $100, it's would be worth a shot.
Sony = Geniuses
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oONinjavitiSOo  +   225d ago
Hmmm probably not... Graphically it would look awful. Maybe someday if Nintendo puts out a handheld with better graphics.
stamps79  +   225d ago
As long as the controller comes with two analog sticks, um hell yeah I would.
Iltapalanyymi  +   225d ago
No. No games.
MightyNo9  +   225d ago
Yes for Pokemon.
Nekroo91  +   225d ago
No because the controller is another 150..
kingPoS  +   225d ago
How would that work out with two screens on a TV? What would be used as the controller?
worldwidegaming  +   225d ago
Nintendo has this stuff in house.
They want to keep selling 3DS so I doubt they would bother.
Now they would sell more wii u consoles if they could do it.
(touch screen is already there!)
but, we know stubborn Nintendo. They are happy with things as they are and will not grab at a chance!
mochachino  +   225d ago
Probably but Nintendo doesn't have the multimedia to back it up. Sony has the PlayStation store where you can rent movies. They should add YouTube and chrome to it.
mochachino  +   225d ago
Nintendo doesn't have the multimedia to back it up. Sony has the PlayStation store where you can rent movies. All sony needs is chrome.

The vita box seems like a much better value than roku.
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