Talking to GamerZines at EA Sports' Vancouver offices last month, Peter Moore said that he thinks Nintendo's 3DS "may invigorate handheld gaming again", confirming that the studio plans to develop titles for it.
like handheld gaming lost its spark. Has he seen the sales for pokemon and the DS??????
or ipHONE GAMES? Handheld gaming is exploding and this 3DS will make it go kaboom
or Dragon Quest?
I love Sony but man...with the Nintendo 3DS coming out I hope they plan to do something with the PSP, at least here in the US. With the new great devs making 3DS games now it seems like they're really trying to take over. MGS and Resident Evil coming, I liked when the crowd laughed when they announced Saints Row lol.
Yeah the current DS has really been struggling :/ I see more people handheld gaming now than I ever have before, whether that's DS/PSP/Mobile, it seems more popular now than ever.
A long time ago, I thought I would never see the day when handhelds would be more popular than home consoles.
Having fishy fingers would also probably invigorate handheld gaming :P . . . . (sorry i couldnt resist) @HD I dont think they're more popular but I definately think thanks to the improvement made in the casual gamer market they're at a very strong position in the market now. Its exciting to see.
Yep, if the tech works I'm sure the 3DS will sell another 100 million+ Heck, if they had a price and release date I would have gone out and pre-ordered it right now.
Handheld came back when the DS was released and since then has not died. Look at Japan's love for handhelds and the worlds obsession with anything iPod/iTouch related.
i think what he means is sells for DS and PSP has slowed. The 3ds will boost sells back to record highs again, and the rumor is there's a new PSP too so yeah. Hand helds will see a boost.
I very much doubt that.
Handheld gaming isn't as big with adults as it is with kids in US/Euro. But overall, I think with HD and Bluray, online friends, etc... People are not spending as much time sitting around playing on their DSs PSPs, etc. iPhone games are booming, but they are all pick up games, not longer more drawn out games. Which in the end is a shame, cause some of the best games I have played are on handheld. But if you go to VGCHARTZ you can see there were some 170million DS systems sold so far. But I still think less time is spent with them. Hopefully putting a plethora of M Rated games on the new 3DS will get more adults playing them. It was a shame to have seen GTA Chinatown Wars flop, even though it's a 9.5 game (Definitely in my Top 3 fav DS games). So getting MGS, Res Evil, Saints Row etc on 3DS is exciting.
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