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After Nintendo's recent 3DS press event, what do you think of the new handheld?

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Picked the 2nd choice. I

Picked the 2nd choice. I might eventually buy it but I don't like spending $50 on a handheld game. Besides, I'm not that impressed by the games that were announced (save for Phoenix Wright X Professor Layton).

Second choice

The hardware itself seems really interesting and innovative, but my current DS works fine. I'm going to wait until any bugs are worked out, and developers figure out the potential of the hardware before I purchase one. In the meantime, the price might drop a bit.

I am not at all interested

I am not at all interested in the 3d-gimmick, it feels overpriced and i don't like playing on small screens anymore.
So: generally disinterested in hand held gaming.

Not impressed. Graphics

Not impressed.
Graphics aren't everything but still, it looks 'outdated'..

'Re-hashing' Nintendo classics again and again and and again...
If Mario could talk he'd probably be like nowadays "Please leave me alone! Stop abusing me!"

It will sell? It's Nintendo of course it will!
No. Not necessarily..
Times have changed..
PSP2, 3DS... it doesn't matter anymore.. People are playing on their ipad/ipod/iphone for a $3 dol average game.. And this is the mass market..

And ironically games on these might even look better than on the 3DS
lol

Regards to all

still not sold on it.

I don't use my DS lite that often anymore. For mobile gaming my iPod Touch works fine. At home I rather play on my PS3 (which I can roll around my whole flat and can even play from my bed :-)). The biggest drawback for me is the cost of the games. For the price of a DS game I can get a PS3 or PC game instead. PC games are often cheaper than DS games when they come out anyway. The launch titles don't impress me that much either. Only for very few of the games I think that 3D graphics would really improve the game significantly (only one actually: PES).

And then there's the launch price of the console itself...
Which in Europe is higher than everywhere else (again)...
A 250 GB XBox 360 would costs me the same as the 3DS at launch. The 4GB 360 is much cheaper than this handheld console. Seriously? I rather buy a XBox 360 than a 3DS this year.

Let's talk about that again when the 3DS came down in price. As it is now, I'm not interested.

PUT A TV out on it and I am

PUT A TV out on it and I am sold, other wise no thanks I will wait for the DS3, since the 3DS is nothing but a DSplus.Emulators will catch up to playing games very quickly.

Hotcakes I tell you!

JackyBeans wrote:

It will sell? It's Nintendo of course it will!
No. Not necessarily..
Times have changed..
PSP2, 3DS... it doesn't matter anymore.. People are playing on their ipad/ipod/iphone for a $3 dol average game.. And this is the mass market..

I've read this other places, but have to say I don't think the ipod (or its relatives) will ever completely replace a dedicated gaming handheld. Not to say the ipod doesn't have a place in gaming or that it won't take a big chunk out of the competition's market. However, don't most full-time gamers want concrete, non-touch controls? I know I prefer physical pads and buttons. One of the nice things is, when done correctly, the DS can integrate both.

Also, maybe I am in the minority, but I still prefer physical games that I can touch, hold, keep, re-sell if wanted. With ipod there is only the option for downloadable games. These definitely have a place, but I for one hate the idea of gaming, even the handheld market, relying solely on digital copies. Once again, this is something I appreciate about the more recent DS models - game cartridges and downloadable options.

Finally, I voted for "wait-and-see", especially because of the price point. Still even with the big investment need for this next handheld, I have a feeling it will still sell like hotcakes.

Will 3DS be a big success? Maybe.

frogofdeath wrote:

I've read this other places, but have to say I don't think the ipod (or its relatives) will ever completely replace a dedicated gaming handheld.

Nobody said it would fully replace a dedicated gaming handheld. But consider this: how many DS have been actually bought by dedicated gamers? I know a lot of people owning a DS, who are not dedicated gamers and who don't 'need' a dedicated gaming handheld. In my family alone there were four DS bought pretty much for things like brain training only. You don't need a DS for that. Any touchscreen controlled device can run this kind of software.

Will the 3DS be a success? Probably. Will it be a big success? Maybe. That depends also a bit on what Sony will present in two days. Will it continue the roaring success-story the DS and DS lite started? Probably not.

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