Reliable source Nikkei has more details on the 3DS, including a vibration pack and more.
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Man, I'm still surprised over all of this. E3 should be very interesting. And I hope these details are true.
It would be so epic. It'll shatter Xbox 360 and the best part is that it's a handheld! I mean the 360 won't do 3D gaming.
It'll probably take a while to charge though. With all those features on, it'll definitely use quite a bit of energy. I'm also curious to see how much it'll weigh. The original PSP Phat was a pain to hold.
why bring up the 360 at all, are you just looking to start fights with fanboys?
Hey people don't buy this. Look how Nintendo screwed you with the Wii. I'm not giving my money to Nintendo anymore.
Nintendo handhelds have NEVER screwed me over. They usually offer the best portable RPG experience.
@mikeslemonade WTF ? if anyone screwed anyone over handhelds , it would be Sony with a slow support and basically ps2 minus 1 gaming and without as many hits till lately .
LOL mikeslemondae is such a bitter fanboy. Nintendo have never screwed me. n fact they have produced the best handheld i've ever played and I grew up on. What a douche!
@ mikeslemonade The wii isnt that bad when you take it for what it is. Its not meant to be a main console, its designed to have fun easily accessible games that anyone can play and thats it. The wii isnt for hardcore games, just for casuals and thats ok. Back on topic, this new DS sounds more and more interesting. I noticed it said analog stick, not sticks, so singular. I wonder if they are going to add two? Im really looking forward to some solid FPS portable gaming!
The only one screwing me is Sony... I gave 400 $ for an european PSP Go and all I got was a machine who can play 100 games out of the 700 for the PSP, and I cant even play Kingdom Hearts BBS... -.- Sony told us all "Future titles are all going to be on PSN"... Yeah Right! Now that is screwing your customer service!
I'm still not sure if I will buy the next PSP. I'm strictly basically home console. It's kind of a childish trait to play portable games. If PSP2 graphics and exclusive features are awfully hard to resist then I will buy it. And I don't care if Nintendo makes good games. They pissed me off before, and I will as well as other hardcore gamers should refuse to buy the system.
I haven't been a fan of their home consoles since the NES/ SNES (though I've owned every one). I will definitely get this for the JRPGs. And I'm also impressed that they seem to be adding an analog stick (that d-pad sucked, it was too rigid).
Nintendo really is pulling all there stops if this is true. Always striving to be the dominant force over the handheld industry.
Nintendo is always the most innovative when it comes to the handheld business.
For all those saying the iPad or iPhone are becoming competition for Nintendo in the handheld department, I don't think they can hold a candle to what Nintendo is going to unveil next. A 3D handheld without glasses? I'm in.
Wow, that was sort of unexpected. O_o
Well go take your mid day nap. :)
Some neat features, hope they're true.
I hate nintendo...
You hate everything. I wonder how your self esteem is?
lol bubbles up for the truth element X
You need some happy counselling. Hate is not good for you. Enjoy life.
Well over 100 million consumers seem to love Nintendo. I know I do. :)
I dont hate everything, I hate a lot of things though :) and why would it hurt my self esteem? I LOVE Myself ;) more than anyone else in the world - I'm pretty awesome :)
I'm glad I didn't buy DSi, 'cause it was released right after I purchased DS lite :P, but I think jumping straight over to the next successor would be more prudent at this stage 'cause from the sound of it, it will have the camera function. Plus the vibration pack, speedy online, and tilt sensor all look appealing, and of course the 3D. Furthermore, if the rumors about the graphics are true, and with the catalog of games under Nintendo (Professor Layton, Mario, Pokemon, Ace Attorney) it'll only get better. I honestly hope some of those games get a major makeover with this new device, like Pokemon. Although I'm enjoying Soul Silver, I can't but feel that it could have used some updated character models, animations, and sounds.
they best be having screens the size of the new dsixl or half an inch bigger or 1 inch bigger,the current psp 3000 screen size is okay with me imo x2 would be sweet
When my PSP Go is sold on Ebay should I use the money for a DSi, PSP 3000 or wait for PSP 2 and 3DS???
just save that money for 3DS or PSP-II (since they are sure to be backwards compatible), whichever you prefer. Don't buy any current hand-held (that is PSP or NDS) at this stage, unless your okay with spending money over new device again. It'd be worth the wait.
I'd rather buy a PSP Go; the DS has no games I really like.
And the PSP Go doesent either! BELIEVE ME! If you want the full PSP experience DONT but the PSP Go! I feel like a jackass...
3d gaming :\ i guess 3D is the new standard now. 3D movies, 3D TV, 3D computer monitors, and now 3D video games. if true, i'm sure the other 2 will follow as well. they are just getting motion control down, then nintendo releases a 3D handheld... although for now, i'll stick with my DS phat i'm surprised nobody mention the virtual boy as a bad handheld. ironically, it was the 1st into 3D gaming correct?
The Virtual Boy was never considered a "handheld", and Nintendo never marketed it as such. It was an interesting device, but the technology just wasn't ready yet. It was an uncomfortable device to use, and its low refresh rate caused headaches after about 20 minutes. I think Nintendo made this announcement to preempt what Sony is likely to announce at E3. Sony has been pushing 3D in the living room, so it would only make sense that they would push it in their next handheld. All that said, I worry a bit about attempting 3D without stereoscopy. With large television displays, attempts at 3D without glasses have been underwhelming. Hopefully it will work much better on small displays, and Nintendo won't use another 3D technology that isn't quite ready for primetime.
Zelda + 3DS = Epic win.
I feel ashamed that I didn't think of this. Yes, that would be Epic Win.
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