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The New Nintendo 3DS Could Be A Glimpse At The Wii U’s Future

Could a New Wii U follow closely behind the New 3DS?

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4logpc635d ago

Doubtfull. Nintendo has revised their handhelds before with new hardware that make only some games possible (DSI and Gameboy Color) but doing that with a home console which requires a much bigger investment of money is a lot more risky.

shaw98635d ago

The only time Nintendo did it with home consoles was with the N64 and the expansion pack. Though it was with an accessory, not an entire console upgrade.

Kevlar009635d ago

And games like DK64 came with the expansion pack, so you didn't feel taken advantage of.

darthv72635d ago

Or perhaps one reason this new 3ds has a bump in specs is nintendo wants to make it be able to work with the wii-u base unit itself.

As an alternative to the wii-u tablet....?

GordonKnight634d ago

It wold be nice if you could play your Wii U games on the go with The New 3DS. Where ever you access to wifi.

shaw98635d ago (Edited 635d ago )

No, it would be to risky. 3ds is at a much better position as was the Dsi and Gameboy color when it did the same. Consoles such as wii u are no near healthy enough to risk it.

Geekman635d ago

I swear, the same topics always appear on this site.

AKR635d ago

That'd be pretty stupid. The 3DS is a handheld...MUCH less risk to "upgrade" than an entire home system. And Nintendo has done it before with their handhelds (Gameboy ---> Gameboy Color ---> Gameboy Advance ----> Gameboy Advance SP and then DS ---> DS-Lite ---> DSi ---> DSi XL).

This isn't new.

gokuking635d ago (Edited 635d ago )

The author of this piece seems to have forgotten that New 3DS is as much Nintendo emulating Apple as Wii U and DSi were. Apple released something called the New iPad. It caused massive consumer confusion and Apple reverted back to a more normal naming scheme.

I also disagree with the opening comment about wanting to encourage more hardware revisions. Part of the reason people buy dedicated hardware for video games is because it's simple. There shouldn't be compatibility issues like you'd find on PC and mobile. You lose that when you start segmenting the userbase with constant hardware upgrades.

DC777634d ago

True but this generation's hardware will be outdated a lot quicker than in the past.

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