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Devs already working on 'new Nintendo platform'

Developers are already working on a "new Nintendo platform" ahead of a possible reveal at this year's Game Developers Conference, an industry source has told VideoGamer.com.

Earlier this morning we were contacted by an employee at a major international publisher with the following information:

"Just heard a rumour that you may be interested in: Nintendo are going to announce a new platform at GDC. Some devs have already started work on it."

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TOO PAWNED2874d ago

new DS and PSP this year...

IanCube2874d ago

The Wiire's article (in the alt. source) says they talked to a developer about this rumor specifically with a new quote.

http://thewiire.com/blog/po...

Jamescagney2874d ago

It's probably one of HHGs mates.

Noctis Aftermath2874d ago

A new DS and PSP are practically confirmed for this year.
Expect an E3 or TGS reveal, my bets are on TGS seeing how japan is usually the first to get the new consoles(xbox not included) but they might suprises us with info at E3.

I just hope the new PSP has complete backwards compatability with PSP1/PSN games because i don't own a PSP and there's alot of games i want to play.

Kain812874d ago

I think the PSP2
will have full support PSN
it will be backwards compatible with PSone,PS2 and PSP games
btw iam sure Sony will bring all PS2 games to PSN and of course the wanted PS2 backwards-compatibility to PS3

sack_boi2874d ago (Edited 2874d ago )

"I think the PSP2
will have full support PSN
it will be backwards compatible with PSone,PS2 and PSP games
btw iam sure Sony will bring all PS2 games to PSN and of course the wanted PS2 backwards-compatibility to PS3"

I think you're right.

SuperM2874d ago

Its the Wii HD! Pachter was right all along :P

Seriously though. im betting no new announcement at GDC

RememberThe3572874d ago

Sony did say that they wanted to put all PS2 games on the PSN, so it's likely.

http://www.gamezine.co.uk/n...

sikbeta2874d ago

Well, It can't be another Home console for 2 things:

1· HOW they know what's going to be the "new hardware"?
2· Why making another console when the wii still selling?

So, it can be a new DS or just a BIG Rumour

infamousinfolite2874d ago

Wii HD!! I think I remember before Wii came out, they was still working on it and I constantly visit IGN for Wii info. and I believe they said 5 years from that time they was gonna go into the HD era but idk we'll see what happens at E3

matey2874d ago

u psp boys and theres only a few of u guys u chat rubbish this is nothing to do with psp if u want to market the psp go work for them inabit

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-Alpha2874d ago (Edited 2874d ago )

Then I assume it's going to challenge MS and Sony's attempts at motion control. Nintendo can continue squeezing out the Wii (imagine what a price drop would do), or they could put the money into a new console, but I wonder if they would start appealing to their core audience again.

Maybe they will announce a new motion device too?

If it's a new console then wow that's not only early but it's also a bit premature considering Nintendo is doing just fine this generation.

Jamescagney2874d ago

I don't think anyone can be sure of Nintendos plans, they're very vague with information until the last moment. I'd like to think it's a new console, but I doubt it is. Could be something entirely new that no one has thought of doing.

Which the other companies will copy later on.

solidt122874d ago (Edited 2874d ago )

Even though they are making money on the Wii they need to go ahead and release a new Console that can do more than 480p. The reason I say that is because a large percent of people have HD Wide screen TV now and The Wii can't fill the screen without looking like crap.(using laments terms) The PS3 and the 360 does HD and will be getting motion controls so Nintendo needs to do it. Plus they can easily sell the Wii HD to almost everyone who bought a Wii. That's alot of consoles.

ChickeyCantor2874d ago

". The reason I say that is because a large percent of people have HD Wide screen TV now and The Wii can't fill the screen without looking like crap"

And still im surprised that many people here use their PS3 or 360 on a SD tv...

Makes you wonder...doesn't it?

ps360owner092874d ago

Like the others said I would like nintendo to make something that actually takes advantage of my hdtv. But if they don't announce anything by e3 or tgs that's fine I will still take the plunge when metroid other m, the last story, zelda, or xenoblade comes out whichever one comes out first is going to be purchased alongside my nintendo wii on the same day.

baum2874d ago

"If it's a new console then wow that's not only early but it's also a bit premature considering Nintendo is doing just fine this generation."

Nintendo has proven to be unpredictable, and one strategy that can work for a company with disruptive products is to disrupt their own products. They may not be able to exploit all the profits they could possibly make from their previous disruptive products (as if they need any more from the Wii and DS), but they will be able to further sostain profits (the way apple does with its iPod and iPhone lines) by not allowing anyone else to disrupt their own products. Waiting too long is too risky given Natal and PS Arc's threats of 1uping Nintendo.

Not saying they will disrupt their Wii line of products, just saying I wouldn't be surprised if they did.

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EvilTwin2874d ago

I'm sure planning has been afoot for the Wii's successor for awhile.

But I highly doubt any devs would be working with any sort of prototype. Hell, third parties haven't even begun to truly push the Wii.

ChickeyCantor2874d ago

And honestly i dont think they will.
Most devs have old engines lying around, add some new stuff and call it a day.

Most dev won't push the wii.

solidt122874d ago

are you serious? Third parties have move on from the Wii, and that's another reason why a new Wii is needed. They weren't seeing the sells they thought they would see. Only a few 3rd party games sell but all 1st party games sell.

ChickeyCantor2874d ago

Actually loads of third party games have sold over a million.

sack_boi2874d ago

Nintendo stopped relying on third party 15 years ago.

They don't need third party, they're selling millions of software and hardware.
There's going to be a Wii successor someday (obviously) but that will (almost) not have anything to do with them wanting more third party support.

ChickeyCantor2874d ago

They do need third party developers.
In order to expand your audience you need as much as possible.

Its ignorant to say they dont need them.

Ps2 was a extreme success due to their party support.

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badkolo2874d ago

most likely it will be a handheld device to compete with the ipad.

and it will do more then just games. im guessing of coarse.

iforgotmylogin2874d ago

its the next ds. wii hd is a rumor they might make over clocking a wii possible and have some expansion for it to do hd which wii games are capable of. lol never know. usb hd wire?

but its the next ds. nvidia practically confirmed it
e3 2010 ftw

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