Enterbrain boss: Nintendo might announce a new DS model at E3 '08

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I love you Nintendo but...I hate your philosophy of continually changing your handhelds every couple/few of years...

I'll probably buy it even if it just makes the screen brighter or something stupid like that...
 
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nightside said:
nintendo DS liter?
Well, there were rumors about removing GBA support, which would make it ... liter, as you put it. If this is true, very excited I would be. I don't have a DS yet, but would definitely like one. Just a PSP at the moment.
 
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DS air

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F#A#Oo said:
I love you Nintendo but...I hate your philosophy of continually changing your handhelds every couple/few of years...

I'll probably buy it even if it just makes the screen brighter or something stupid like that...

That's more like...everyone.
 

Stumpokapow

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GBA support removed? I don't think so.

Given that their media conference just hyped Guitar Hero On Tour as a major summer third-party release, I don't think they're going to fucking knife it by making it incompatible with a new product they'll be hyping.
 
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evilromero said:
I certainly wasn't expecting an announcement so early. But it makes sense. We got the GBA in 2000 and the DS in 2004, correct?
GBA- 2001
GBA SP - 2003
GBA micro - 2005

DS - 2004
DS Lite - 2006
DSNES - 2008
 

Ghost

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How well did the Micro do? I always think of the SP as the definitive GBA, Micro didn't really meet a need for me...cant see me feeling differently about a 3rd DS iteration unless they make changes more significant that just slimming it down.
 
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Ghost said:
How well did the Micro do? I always think of the SP as the definitive GBA...cant see me feeling differently about a 3rd DS iteration unless they make changes more significant that just slimming it down.
Micro was a huge bomb. They wrote it off as a holiday-only thing, but I think they wanted to drag it out for a good long while as their cheap alternative to the DS. I think it was half price a year after it was released.
 
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AniHawk said:
Micro was a huge bomb. They wrote it off as a holiday-only thing, but I think they wanted to drag it out for a good long while as their cheap alternative to the DS. I think it was half price a year after it was released.
Quite frankly, anything that teaches the manufacturers to not make their gear so fucking microscopic is fine by me.
 
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AniHawk said:
Micro was a huge bomb. They wrote it off as a holiday-only thing, but I think they wanted to drag it out for a good long while as their cheap alternative to the DS. I think it was half price a year after it was released.
I always saw it as Nintendo covering there bases in case the DS ultimately failed. They could stretch out the GBA lifecycle until a new Game Boy could be finished. Of course this wasn't needed in the least.
 
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The DSLite hasn't even started to sell poorly (some weeks it can even be sold out) and Nintendo are already ready to release a newer edition?

What ever happened to using a new edition to extend the life-cycle...?:lol
 
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Yes Boss! said:
I'll buy, whatever it is.

It would be nice if they made a higher-end model like the Micro and old Game & Watches and used some metal. Do away with the GBA slot and make it compete aesthetics-wise with things like the iPhone.
This, in the end, is the truth.