Chris Buffa (Modojo): Sony releases PlayStation Vita across the U.S. and Europe February 22 (wow, that's tomorrow), and Nintendo hopes to spoil the launch with some news of its own.
Price cut: I really don't think Nintendo would use the 3DS as a medium to announce a 3DS price cut, this is for us who already bought one. Release dates: Possible, but unless they are coming out this or next month I don't see how this could have any effect on us 3DS owners looking to get a Vita to.
Hope it's something unexpected. A new Pokemon/Mario/Zelda announcement would be boring to me. Based on Nintendo's recent endeavour I'm betting on the announcement of Super Mario 64 DS 3D, the same game you played already on the DS, but in 3D. It will sell truckloads...
Though if they do a Super Mario 3D Land thing with Super Mario World I will throw large amounts of money at Nintendo.
Yeah because all of the safe announcements they've made at these things like Pushmo, FreakyForms, Swapnotes, Kiki Trick.. were sequels to their popular games...
Because those are core titles right?
I loathe the distinction personally. They are new and creative titles. If they don't fit your definition of "core" titles I'm sorry. But I don't buy or get interested in a game because it meets some checklist to make me seem cool.
A redesign! It's the best way for Nintendo to tip the scale in their favor for those who hasn't decided which handheld to get.
That's what I'm hoping for, if so I'll buy it. At the moment I want to buy a 3DS but it's undoubtedly more sensible to wait for the next model with 2 sticks + whatever else they feel like adding.
I'm also waiting for a redesign. Sure, Nintendo has said it's not happening, but a brief look at their handheld history and you'll see that making new ones is one of their favourite pastimes.
2 sticks better backlight longer batter life That's all I need
I wouldn't mind more viewing angles/more reliable 3D too. I get a lot of ghosting in Ocarina of Time when there's high contrast, Mario hasn't had much of an issue with its vibrant colors. But yeah, there isn't anything totally major I want to see in a revision.
3DS price cut to $149.99 during Vita release week. If they do a redesign, they had better damn well offer early adopters a freebie add-on stick. Why do the % add up to way more than 100, by the way? The art of addition and statistics not mastered over at MoDojo? Do they think there will be multiple announcements at once, maybe?
Maybe FF remake,new Zelda......
Nope nope nope, I think I have a good idea what this will be about. The Nintendo Network will most likely be the main focus. Maybe it goes live tomorrrow. Think About it, it's the Nintendo Direct feed, which is usually viewed by people who already have a Nintendo console, so it's going to be something like Nintendo Network, more stuff for us Ambassadors, and game info.
I get the feeling the hype train for the announcement is going to be bigger than the actual announcement.
I'm betting game info. That said, I know some of you want to get the most bang for your buck on your handheld, but I really think you're missing out on a lot of quality gaming by "waiting" on a 3DS re-design. Industry standard is 2 years minimum. If you can wait that long, great, but there is just so much awesome stuff on the system right now, I'm not sure that any re-design is really going to deliver what you expected. For example, although gamers seem to consider a second analogue to be a given, many people have brought up the excellent point of how you add that second analogue with games before that were not designed for it. Do you need a firmware update to make it compatible? It seems easy to all of us to say: "Duh, add a second analogue," but saying it and actually executing it may not be as "easy" as many of you think. Now, I'm ALL FOR a re-design with a second analogue. I'm just not so sure that it is as "easy" as many of you say.
Is it just me or is Nintendo really desperate to sabotage the Vita launch? The temporary 3DS price cut at Gamestop and now this.....
i dont think they should be desprete why would they be? that was a akwerd comment
Urban Champion II! Duck Hunt 3D!
Well, if they want to rain on the Vita's parade, the things that would do it would be... Call of Duty 3DS. Monster Hunter 3DS exclusive - not coming to any other formats. It will probably just be the new name for the Wii U or a purple 3DS.
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