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Lol so why keep any power unlocked anyways? If i buy hardware today i would like developers to make full use of it today. Would be silly if i bought a GTX 580 today and was told... oh 25% of its power is being held back for a later date lol.
To much power can overwhelm a developer with by giving them to many options, and you certainly don't want to overwhelm developers who are already trying to focus on a system they are not yet accustomed to. Although, I think 2EHOs comment makes more sense and his theory is far more likely to be the actual reason.
@T900 It's most likely some power they have been able to free by optimizing the 3DS' OS, or simply some memory they were keeping "locked" for future update of the OS, just like the X360 and the PS3 have been doing since launch.
For more than 1 reason. There have been different reports of where the xtra 25% is coming from. Some say the os has been overhauled to give developers more juice. Some say its just more power from the second processor in the 3ds. But Sony did the same thing with the PSP late in its life cycle and as a result you got an amazing God of War game. 25% is a lot to give and hopefully developers will use it wisely and make games that blow RE: revelations away.
Also those early reports of 3ds before it was revealed having xbox 360 type graphics. I've heard those developers were working with the dev kits with this 25% added power. Time will tell I guess.
unless they plan on releasing a new 3ds with a more powerful GPU/CPU it won't matter that much.
You know apparently if the 3D wasn't takced on as a gimmick it would of allowed them to improve the graphics even more......which means the gimmick on the 3DS is what is holding back the graphics. Now graphics don't mean everything but when your handheld rival is coming out at the same price as what your product was at launch with even better tech and launch games it's time to start worrying
I think they'll worry after the holiday season. The 3DS is set to sell like a fire in California. And I also believe the 3D limits the 3DS, not only graphically but functionally as well. When one feature needs a considerable chunk of processing power just to function, than the system's capabilities are going to be limited.
It dosen't matter what the 3ds launched at. What matters is what it will cost sitting next to the vita on shelves, and what games are sitting next to it. Edit @AdvanceWarsSgt It would be so awesome if they made an advance wars game for 3ds. I really hope they do.
I would cream a gallon's worth of load if a new AW was announced. That said, Nintendo already announced a new Fire Emblem, so I'm content with that as well.
For multiple developers to say(working on fist gen unlocked dev kits) that 3ds has close to 360... I take that for something. All I will say is we haven't seen even close to the graphical peak of the 3ds.
I bet they toned down the power to save battery life. All the extra power will mean a dead battery in 45 minutes
True. Guess I will be buying one of those add on battery things. Those who have a 3ds is in store for some treats and graphically rich games.
Maybe when they manage to improve battery life they can overclock the processor and the GPU. But i really don't see that happening anytime soon. Maybe with the next 3DS.
Nintendo has supposedly found a way to run the 3D effect more efficiently, so the hit on battery performance may not be as steep as we believe. That is, if these rumors are true at all.
Does it have 1up power like that of mario ad luigi? or Zelda?
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