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Nintendo considering Amazon Kindle-like service for DS

Nintendo is considering an always-on 3G Internet connection for the Nintendo DS similar to that found on Amazon's Kindle electronic book reader. The initiative would require increasing the retail price of the DS to cover the connection costs.

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butterfinger3273d ago

dying for either a PSP 3G or DS 3G ever since I got my Kindle. I love it, and I have service just about anywhere!

jashwin3273d ago

a psp go 3g will be awesome, especially since psp go is all digital..

butterfinger3273d ago

we will see this implemented in the PSP2. Nintendo is usually behind everyone else digitally, so I could see Sony announcing the PSP2 at E3 with 3G next year.

kratospwnsevery13273d ago

i dont see it happening next year...maybe the year after that..sony suppports its new psps for atleast 2 years..

butterfinger3273d ago

Sony doesn't have to stop supporting the PSP Go to release a PSP2. They still support the PS2 and the PS3 has been out for years now. There have been so many PSP2 and next-gen DS rumors that I won't be one bit surprised to see at least one of them make it to market next fall. Keep in mind, both platforms have been around for a decent amount of time now. The cycle doesn't start over with every new iteration they come up with.

Sarcasm3272d ago

"Sony doesn't have to stop supporting the PSP Go to release a PSP2"

Hit the nail on the head. PSP2 will probably have PSP backwards Compatibility to keep selling PSP software. Of course PSP2 games will probably be more expensive though knowing Sony's pricing strategy lol

butterfinger3272d ago

we can always hope that they retain their $39.99 retail price for the next PSP and lower the original PSP games to $29.99. I cringe at the thought of $50 portable games.

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kratospwnsevery13273d ago

i dont see a 3g ds for the next 3 or four years..

jashwin3273d ago

nintendo must have something up their sleeve...their wii is failing in sails and the ds craze is going away

butterfinger3273d ago

It's hard to say the DS craze is going away when it outsells every console on the market every month.

jashwin3272d ago

@butterfinger
so are you saying that the ds craze isnt going away???Thats strange cause the ds sales are less as compared to last year

butterfinger3272d ago

are lower than last years, but they are still outselling EVERY other console. I don't see your point. If it is still the BEST SELLING console on the market, it's a joke to say that the "craze" is going away.

Sarcasm3272d ago

The thing is about the DS, is that everyone just wants one. I have to say I used to have one but the games didn't really resonate with me so I gave it to my nephew. But my wife and her friends or some of my friend's kids love the DS, mostly for Mario games.

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kratospwnsevery13273d ago

hahahaha!!nintendo is copying amazon...but i guess this was expected

butterfinger3273d ago (Edited 3273d ago )

SONY's wand is copying NINTENDO hahahahahahahahahhahahaha.

I guess you've never noticed that everyone copies each other. Not to mention, why WOULDN'T you want Nintendo to use this feature in a handheld?!

tacokiller3273d ago

no they arent,get your facts straight

butterfinger3273d ago

a butthurt fanboy! LMAO. I'm not even going to argue with you about how Sony is clearly imitating the Wii with their wand. If you can't see that, then you are the blindest fanboy on this site. Anyone that agrees with you fails into the same category.

ReviewsArePolitics3273d ago

Anyway, I would only buy a Kindle-like "3G DS" device if I could play the games from any Kindle I want by signing on with my username, OR if I could play from any device. If all my games are locked to a single device or a finite number of devices, then Nintendo can go f*** themselves.

Content providers need to get their sh1t together before planning to go completely online.

butterfinger3272d ago (Edited 3272d ago )

Um, giving the DS 3G support doesn't mean they are going all digital. I guess you have trouble reading.

@Jashwin - If you want to be polite, you comment in the gamer zone. Have you ever heard of N4G? I guess you're new around here? Suck my d!ck.

jashwin3272d ago

@butterfinger
what the hell?have you ever heard of the word "polite"??

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