Has the 3DS cemented a movement of the industry in the wrong direction?
Not necessarily. It's a handheld so may not have as much of a direct effect on the mainstream consoles. Devs aren't idiots either, they recognise that 3D is only just rolling out. I'd imagine if anything 3D movements will make people consider the option of 3D, but only that. Even with the 3DS it's an optional feature.
Interesting article and something I think most gamers have thought about at some point or another. Personally I sold my Wii a long time ago. I didn't really start gaming until the PlayStation era so Nintendo's first party offers don't give me the same nostalgia they do for a lot of Nintendo fans. Mario and his pals just don't do it for me, and with nintendo not really having a lot of support from third parties there was just no purpose. If Nintendo wants to be a success with the core gamers again, not to say that all core gamers hated the wii, but they'll need to adopt a few things from both Sony and Microsoft. that being said,I still see nintendo going the same route they took this gen. They'll update their console finally but it'll essentially be on par with the PS3 and 360. Maybe slightly more powerful but not by much, allowing them to keep the price down. I don't think they'll get online right just yet. they'll be better but will still have a lot of work to do. They're really far behind as far as online gameplay and I don't see them just suddenly having this amazing online network. People will say the innovated, although the hardware will be dated and they'll still rake in casuals by the boatload. But hey, they're a business and money is money so more power to them I guess.
Well I agree with more or less everything you said other than the online network bit, I personally think they will most certainly not take a similar route to the wii's online. I expect it to be a lot more open if they truly want CoD gamers on there etc. I think they will get teething problems of course, However the guys at nintendo are actually incredibly talented, They tend to focus more on other aspects of gaming than direct features for the games. They tend to try to innovate in hardware, while never really pushing the envelope too if you know what I mean. But their tech heads are skilled, They just toy with many fields. They have a fairly up to date understanding of holographic reflected light so I wouldn't put coding a network past them
handheld gaming will always be around and nintendo handhelds will always have amazing games with amazing libraries gameboy,color, advance, ds have added more to gaming than you might realize 1) They made srpgs, visual novels, puzzle games far more popular 2) They have representation from each genre in abundance it will never be a failure
I have to disagree with this guy. I was not a Fan of the Original DS I was all up for the PSP but the 3DS is a far better bit of Kit and from what I have seen so far in what Nintendo are throwing at it I feel this is what I wanted from the Original DS. Nintendo are by far the best makers of Games and the numbers prove this. Look at Games from the SNES and PS1 and look at how many are still around today? Nintendo are very good at keeping the Mario Zelda ect games fresh on every release and do not Milk them like COD ect. When I heard about the 3DS and the NGP I though that the times were going to change in the handheld market but after getting my hands on a 3DS I now fo not see that happening. I think the NGP will sell better then the PSP but I still think the 3DS will get stronger and stronger each year. You just have to look at what they are doing with Zelda to see what the 3DS has to offer.
Although you mention some great games there, SOME of the titles have been milked at least once in the past, most recently would be new super mario bros. wii, Which was more or less a copy and paste of the DS game which was already at least a year old
Thats like Saying God of War 3 was a copy and apste of PS2 version of the game. Its just complete ignorance. Yes it had the same art style but completely different levels. I have a feeling you are one of those kids that judges things while knowing nothing about them.
well I played both, they were pretty much same game, Yes new levels, exact same gameplay, The wii should have been capable of adding more to it than it did. It was more or less copy paste, Its funny you claim Im a kid who likes to complain, yet really your the kid who thinks making a billion games under mario's name isn't milking. I have played every mario game and started with the original as a kid, To me New SMB, from DS to Wii, felt like the smallest upgrade in their history of mainstream titles Also GoW 3 had many new features in the engine that 2 did not, it was a leap ahead of 2 in many aspects other than story. SMB did not fulfill that criteria at all. The tweaks were extremely minimal when considering the difference in power between the systems
Me Cosmic Black Love it... Can't wait for Resident Evil soon. Don't under estimate it, steam will pick up when the big boys drop..
But the 3DS is no a success, pointless article.
Agreed, if it was successful why has the price dropped so quickly?
the price hasnt dropped. The minute its not outpacing the ds then it would to be time see whats the situation
It has, you can get them £50 cheaper than on release day in the UK.
And it is stil more expensive than in usa. Nintendo didnt set price in europe,so everyone are free to chose there owm price. So 3DS value is same,but now retailers in UK just steal less. I have bought mine for 330€.
330 Euros seems expensive. You can get them for £150 if you shop around which is around 200 Euros.
wait a few mil in 2 months is fail? lol fail is the psp go and umd
Sony fanboys are in a rush to call it a failure but as it has been proven its selling faster than the DS and the Ds is the best selling system to date. Its also obviously outselling the PSP at launch and we all know Sony fanboys wouldnt call it a failure. @below, I take it you are a Sony fan. Since you missed the part about "AT LAUNCH." in my post and wasted your time and mine with some BS that has nothing to do with what I said. BTW for something to be successful it doesnt have to outsell anything else By your own post PSP is a failure for not outselling the DS. Now really can you see how stupid that sounds?
You must not been seeing how well it is doing in the real world, the 3DS is losing to PSP in sells. That isn't a good thing, I think Nintendo made a bad move by not putting out games like Mario or Zelda with the 3DS when it came out. Japan doesn't even seem to care for it, but I bet its sells will start picking up with Mario and Zelda for it are out.
the 3ds is only losing to the psp in sells in japan Like the ds lost to the psp and gba in sells in japan.
Last report I seen, the 3DS was already down by 16%. Yeah its not just Japan, their isn't anything on the 3DS that would make most people want it. Theirs just remakes and no Mario or Zelda.
Down 16%? Are you kidding me? That small a drop when the launch hype is over now and you think it failed? You are thick. You reached an all time high dude. You are going to have me do something that nobody else has ever managed to do in my 12 or so years online. Welcome to ignore. You know you are wrong but just cant admit it. I notice you totally skipped over my point about PSP being a failure by your standards since the DS outsold it.
I just love how people just think you mean fail when you say something isn't selling well. How did PSP fail? Its beeating 3DS and is beating the DS by alittle.
They are marketing the 3DS the same way as the Wii. Which means seeling unique gimmick that it contains to the public. The Wii was incredibly sucessful because of the Motioncontrols and low price point. The only aspect i see in the 3DS as being a let down is the price because previous Nintendo handhelds were released for 150 euros. Somehow paying 100 euros more for 3D doesnt convince me. Regardless its a quality handheld and the 3D that Nintendo is selling works.
considering the 3DS does DX9/DX10,PS3 does DX9 not 10 u can port DX10 to 3DS through Maestro 2G so at E3 expect Crysis 3DS in all its glory.
Yeah right. Now your just making up BS. The DS doesnt have the horse power to handle crysis in all its glory. Are you telling me that the 3DS is capable of this? http://image.gamespotcdn.ne... At most the 3DS is capable of this. http://ps2media.ign.com/ps2... While it does look good for a handheld game its nowhere near Crysis levels. Heres Uncharted for the NGP so you can compare. http://scrawlfx.com/wp-cont... Before making up wild claims please do what i do. And that is back up with evidence. Sorry for being a bit aggresive but you were going overboard stating that the 3DS supports X10 and can play Crysis at max rez with max details. I hate it when people dont back their claims up
Nintendo didnt put big games out on release because its a mainstream console and is planning there games around 3rd partys thats why games like WRC 2011/DOA/F12011/Crysis/Revelat ions/Mercenaries/MGS/Time Crysis/NFS run/Ace Combat,ect are all out before september except Revelations thats 2012 but at E3 u will see Pikimin3 on Wii2/3DS lets wait 3 weeks and see if these articles come up again the system hasnt even had its 1st update yet
Is it really fair to judge when it still hasn't had it's first update yet? we don't know what to expect from the e-shop and the other features.
Ugh, not a good article. Basicly just makes a straight assumption 3ds will go the way of the wii despite the imressive coming lineup and it being a handheld more powerful then the wii, with effective 3d screen and some impressive hardware advancements. In the end this article comes off as the same old fanboy crap about the wii pointed in the direction of 3ds. It remains that I know that since i've gotten the system it's been on me like glue and while I may only have pilotwings, ds games are improved with the analog stick. Not to mention I've been using that 3d camera and streetpass quite a bit. Not to mention Nintendo is showing signs of moving back to the hardcore and I wouldn't doubt it for a minute. This hardly bad, could have been better but ps3 was worse at launch then 3ds has been thusfar. Anyone else remember the month or 2 with nothing but resistance and half assed 360 ports? No, let's just pretend that never happened.
Same was said about the wii, and now we got Move & Kinect. This boy says "dont foget us gamers". Well, I can say to the hardcore children.. dont forget the rest of the world. They have the rights to play, too.
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