Rumor: New 3DS model to be announced September 13th?

With the announcement of the second slide enhancement pad for the 3DS it is only a question of time when first game adapt to the gadget. But how far are we really away from a new slick model of the 3DS getting rid of the flaw of the first device?

The Nintendo DS did it with the DS Lite, so is there a Nintendo 3DS Lite going to be announced September 13th for the big Nintendo 3DS conference? You decide!

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portablegaming2655d ago

I would think so. The 3DS is still not winning the race and Nintendo needs a good selling handheld or the company will die.

theonlylolking2655d ago (Edited 2655d ago )

I say let the company die. They have been copying and pasting the same games over and over again for 20+ years! If you think activision is bad with COD then how bad is nintendo?

@dumb peeps

If you cannot realize that nintendo is copying and pasting for a long time then you need yours eyes opened. The last innovative nintendo game was Super Mario Galaxy. The last innovative COD was COD4. Those games were both around the same time as well and they have yet to innovate since then.

FlintGREY2655d ago

I agree 100%, but only because im tired of Mario and Zelda games...

After 20+ years, you would think Nintendo would have matured just a little bit.

dark-hollow2655d ago

That's really ignorant and stupid!!

Don't look at MARIO's stupid spin offs games bit look at the official sequels!

Super Mario galaxy 1&2 are one of the highest rated games this gen!!!

So does metroid corruption, super smash brawl, zack and wikki, Legend of Zelda, pikmen, kerby epic yarn, mad world, xenoblade, wario ware, LUIGI's mansion, pokemon, Mario kart, Mario party.

Nintendo has a LOT of great and successful franchises and almost none of them involves shooting like most xbox/ps3 games.

LoaMcLoa2655d ago

Did you actually compare COD to the Nintedo franchises...?

There is absolutely no innovation/originality between the sequels in COD!
Metroid went from 2D to first-person, Zelda from over-the-shoulder to third-person and Mario
to racing, parting and golf.
And they are also creating new IPs, like Pikmin and Wii Sports, and probably even more to come to Wii U.

So screw you! Give Nintendo the respect they deserve. They did save the gaming industry after all!

Wenis2655d ago

Nintendo at least knows how to do a proper sequel unlike COD, so don't compare them please.

mamotte2655d ago

No, sir. Nintendo is using the same characters. But well, if SMB 1 is the same as SMB 3, and is the same as SMW, and those games are the same as SM64, and this one is the same as Galaxy... your eyes are really closed, or you have weird perception problems.

Games like COD are true copypaste.

dark-hollow2655d ago (Edited 2655d ago )

Then tell me what INNOVATION does resistance 3, gears 3, halo reach, uncharted 3, fable 3, killzone 3 etc. Brings to the table???

It's not nintendos fault that they are in the game since 25 years and thus LOGICALLY will have more sequels for their franchises.

Do you really believe if sony or miscrosoft managed to live on the gaming market for 25 years, and uncharted and halo are stills selling very will,
Do you think Sony or ms will suddenly stop those franchises because they are old??

Give me ONE exclusive game on ps3/xbox 360 that has the same style as super smash brawl.... NONE

Give me ONE game that has the same style as LUIGI's MANSION.....NONE

Give one game that has the same style as pikmen......NONE

Most ps3 xbox exclusives involves shooting, shooting and more shooting.

Am not saying there are bad but don't lable nintendo is non-innovative when Sony and ms are EXACTLY the same!

gamingdroid2655d ago

Nintendo is like one of the most innovative company when it comes to creating "fun" games. Nobody makes games like them!

I personally prefer Nintendo continue doing what they have. They are great at it!

malol2655d ago

i bet it'll be as bad as that 2nd thumb attachment

maniacmayhem2655d ago


Once again i have to laugh at another poster who probably read another poster's misuse of the term "innovative" and now must use it for every post he sees.

I remember a while back the "in" term was Triple A now its innovate. Please stop with this term especially if you can't even realize just how much Nintendo and even COD has brought to the video game community and industry.

Toadmaster892654d ago

Comparing Mario to the Call of Duty series...
I have lost faith in humanity..

darthv722654d ago

I am expecting another analog slider below the main buttons. It would put the control scheme offset like a 360 controller and probably make playing games more comfortable.

some...not all games.

evillizard912654d ago

@dark hollow
Smash bros - zp2kx
Luigi's Manshion - Folklore
Pikmin- Swarm or Overlord you choose

Dude nintendo hasnt innovated anything besides motion control and all they did is slap it on some rehashed N64 games with new gamecube make up and added waggle. In fact the Gamecube is better than the Wii simply because nintendo took risks with their franchise look at Mario kart wii taking steps back ward from double dash and even dare i say it...ds
Nintendo is like a michael bay transformer film or sonic game everry time you go you think its gonna be the way you remembered and it's sooo bad

gaffyh2654d ago

@LoaMcLoa - Saved the gaming industry from what exactly?

SilentNegotiator2654d ago (Edited 2654d ago )

Obviously they won't die, but I'd love to see them knocked down a few notches. Their constant recycling is ridiculous.

And I'll bet the next model will be built-in second circle pad. That will definitely be the biggest screw-over yet; a price drop is nothing compared to LOSING OUT ON PART OF THE CONTROLS. "optional" I see the Nintendo purists cry. But who does that hurt more? The gamer or the developer that must make it optional to have two circle pads? And WILL it always be optional? Nintendo might just say SCREW the first few customers all together and start making games that require two c. pads. And the only option will be buying an add-on that adds a bunch of bulk to the handheld and makes your already HUGE price for hardware be higher.

NESpower2654d ago (Edited 2654d ago )

Let Sony die...and Microsoft die. Forget Nintendo haters, they suck harder than Jenna Jamison.

In year 2, when 3DS is smoking Vita like Chech and Chong...all this will be forgotten. No platform launches without kinks. But when those kinks are smoothed out, the average consumer never even knew what the kinks were!

PCE2654d ago

Someone is jealous Nintendo's franchises and CoD are more successful than say Sony's groundbreaking exclusives for the PS3.

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dark-hollow2655d ago (Edited 2655d ago )

Wow people are really blowing this up!!

3DS is the top selling right now!
The 360 had much harder times at launch with RROD fiasco!

Forward 5 years, it's now successful!!!

The ps3 had much harder times at launch with the 599$ tag

Forward 5 years later, it's selling like hot cakes!!!!
Nintendo WILL NOT die anytime soon.

Didn't the ps3 had the same doom articles on a daily basis?

Shackdaddy8362655d ago

It's N4G. People always blow things out of proportion on N4G...

evillizard912654d ago

MS didn't have hard times it's competition was $600

ronin4life2655d ago

The 3DS has no equal competition at the moment, so how is it losing?
PSP is a last gen console. It started the "race" along time ago, so of course it has an advantage.
More games and alot of people who own an original DS but not a PSP give the PSP, not Sony overall, a temporary advantage. An advantage that will vanish once the Vita releases.
Then the real race will begin, and judging Nintendo will become justifiable as it competes against the Vita.

evillizard912654d ago

what about iOS and Android?

meetajhu2655d ago

I can't stand mario bs. Nintendo must die soon

mcstorm2655d ago

Well we shoud also sack sony from the console industry and sega from the software. Even square. Wake up big name selling games like mario pokemon donkey Kong gt metal geat final fantasy tekan ridge racer wipe out fzero sonic and many more games have been around for 10 years plus yet no one is complain about them.

If the game stil plays good then why stop making them. Yes cod games are the same every year but so is fifa pes nhl ect. They justhave little updates to them and people buy the game for the updates and because they enjoyedthe other games.

Nintendogames sell because they they play well and are enjoyable to play. To say that they should not make star fox or zelda for the 3ds from the 64 why? There were 2 of the best n64 gaes and have been updated to run on he 3ds. Ms are bringing halo ce remake out we are getting metal gear hd remake and Resedent evil remake and therr has been quite a few ps2 hd remakes 2 but no one is moaning about them.

Really dont get people sometimes. Its ok for one company to do it but not another.

Machioto2654d ago

The problem is not that nintendo are over using these games it's that they haven't created anything sense,while sony does the same it hasn't stop them from making newer ip’s.

mcstorm2654d ago

ntendo have given us new ips but nintendo also use there big name charters in different games. Plus nintendo have been going alot longer than sony and ms so they have had to create new ips as they did not have them to start with.

TheMyst2654d ago

And this is why I will refused to buy the 3DS at launch. Anyways, I think the problem that the 3DS and Wii U are facing is that, while Nintendo wanted to milk the brand name, people will think that it's just an add on or a slight upgrade.

We have to keep in mind that the majority of casual consumers are plain and simple stupid and/or misinformed. They may not buy into the 3DS and Wii U because to them it'll look like an add-on that's more expensive than the current models.

ZombieNinjaPanda2654d ago

According to theonlylolking the original Super Mario is the same thing as Super Mario Galaxy.

I hope that you're trolling. If you are, I say congratulations. If you're not, then I really hope you do not reproduce.

Trunkz Jr2654d ago

Took 2 years from DS to DS lite, you won't see anyting for long time.

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Streen2655d ago

Well, I'm looking forward for the Nintendo-conference with mixed feelings. On one side, I think Nintendo really needs a new 3DS-Model, to iron out all the issues with the hardware, on the other hand, I feel bad for all the people that will feel ripped off.

Jacks_Medulla2655d ago

A new 3ds model was the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the add-on. I have a feeling Nintendo wanted to get the information about the peripheral out there, before they announced the new version, so existing 3ds owners won't feel as burned.

FlintGREY2655d ago

I don't know why it didn't have 2 analog nubs in the first place.

I'm pretty sure they seen how much backlash Sony had got from the orginal PSP and all of its revisions after it....I mean it only makes sense.

lizard812882654d ago

True, but I don't see a new model soon. Maybe late next year (if we live past 2012 :P) or sometime in 2013. It is too soon for another model, but thats what i said about the price drop too. If history repeats itself, by the end of the 3ds' life, we should have 4 models. The GBA, DS, and PSP did.

franktheprankreturns2655d ago

Who cares if Nintendo dies! The should become Sega 2.0. Just imagine Mario on a PS4 that would rock!

MultiConsoleGamer2655d ago

If you want to play Nintendo games buy a Nintendo console, fanboy.

eferreira2655d ago

besides the first party titles, the nintendo consoles pretty much suck.

wii and 3ds have no internal storage and poor online. I wish they would go third party. One less system to buy lol

ronin4life2655d ago

@ eferreria
I have plenty of great 3rd party games on my Nintendo systems, and unlike the other consoles, I can't buy them for anything else.
But you probably wouldn't believe me, seeing as you only look at what websites like this one show you.

jacen1002655d ago (Edited 2655d ago )

ps4 lol. long wait till 2016 if it even ever gets here the ways things are going . go get yourself a killer pc thats were its at

axisofweevils2654d ago

All the people that say Nintendo should become the next Sega seem to forget the dive in quality Sega's games took once they became third party.

Akamuntor2655d ago

More Handheld of Nintendo to flop? *g*

WhiteLightning2655d ago (Edited 2655d ago )

Imagine if it had two analouge sticks...and that ugly add on is just for the people who have bought the old one so they don't complain.

Yet they've said something along the lines of "No we don't have any plans to bring out a lite version or redesign this year" in the past

What ever you say Nintendo