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PostSubject: 3DS! ~Successor To The DS Is Announced~   Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:32 am

Today Nintendo have announced the release of a brand new hand-held console, the follow on to the DS. Rather than just an upgrade to the DS, the 3DS is to the DS what the DS was to the GBA. The below quote is from the games blog on The Guardian's website (link below).

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In a brief anouncement to the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Nintendo has confirmed that it is developing a 3D-capable successor to the Nintendo DS. The handheld console is expected to arrive before the end of the fiscal year in March 2011.

A Christmas 2010 release is likely, at least in Japan, putting it into direct competition with the launch of Sony's PlayStation Move and Microsoft's Natal devices. Backwards compatibility fans will be pleased to note that it will run all previous DS releases.

The company has not revealed which specific 3D technology it will be utilising, though apparently special glasses will not be required to appreciate the effect. A mobile phone with a 3D display designed by telecoms technology company KDDI, was released by Hitachi last year – the device uses twin LCDs to give the impression of a three-dimensional display.

Although Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has consistently played down suggestions that the iPhone and other powerful smartphone devices represent a threat to the dedicated handheld games console, this is clearly an attempt to further distinguish the DS brand from non-dedicated gaming platforms. And with the current worldwide interest in 3D technology, thanks to the enormous success of Avatar and the launch of several 3D-capable TV sets, this puts Nintendo right at the top of the technological agenda once again.

The venture is not without risks. The company has only just launched the Nintendo DSi XL, an enlarged version of its standard handheld – its fanbase may well balk at the announcement of yet another update. And this won't be the company's first foray into alternative display technologies – released in 1995, the Nintendo Virtual Boy sought to provide a virtual reality-style 3D experience using an immersive headset device that projected basic red and black visuals. Over-priced and tending to induce migraines in users, it was a massive flop.

However, time and technology have moved on and gamers will no doubt relish the opportunity to experience classic DS brands like Zelda, Mario & Luigi and Mario Kart in multicolour 3D – especially as this is likely to be the cheapest way to experience the technology at home.

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PostSubject: Re: 3DS! ~Successor To The DS Is Announced~   Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:38 am

Another DS? God, how much money do Nintendo think we have? And the recession's on too. It's just stupid that they're thinking of releasing another one so soon.

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PostSubject: Re: 3DS! ~Successor To The DS Is Announced~   Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:53 pm

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Another DS? God, how much money do Nintendo think we have? And the recession's on too. It's just stupid that they're thinking of releasing another one so soon.

It's the DS's sucsessor. It's not an upgrade.
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PostSubject: Re: 3DS! ~Successor To The DS Is Announced~   Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:39 pm

Reece, what a yummy sauce that you gave me was! Seriously, I can't wait! This may be something that 'll have to save up for; this year's E3 looks bloody brilliant!

Also, dibs on the Nintendo E3 thread!

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PostSubject: Re: 3DS! ~Successor To The DS Is Announced~   Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:53 pm

On a serious note - if it's no different than the DS, I'm not buyin' it.

I can't see 3D.
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PostSubject: Re: 3DS! ~Successor To The DS Is Announced~   Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:16 pm

What are you raving about TIF? And also Cormster as has already been said, this is a new successor, if it's half as good as DSI I'll be getting it
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PostSubject: Re: 3DS! ~Successor To The DS Is Announced~   Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:39 pm

It should be just as good as the DSi, seeing as it has back-compatibility to be able to play DSi games....

To make it clear, it is not a new DS! It is a completely different handheld, just like the DS is different to the GBA.

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PostSubject: Re: 3DS! ~Successor To The DS Is Announced~   Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:19 pm

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Another DS? God, how much money do Nintendo think we have? And the recession's on too. It's just stupid that they're thinking of releasing another one so soon.

It's the DS's successor. It's not an upgrade.
I know but I they are just after releasing the DSi XL. Don't you think they should wait at least a year and a half until they release a new one?

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PostSubject: Re: 3DS! ~Successor To The DS Is Announced~   Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:52 pm

Cormster it's not an upgrade. It's a new console but still in the DS family. DSI XL is only for older people and visual impaired.
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PostSubject: Re: 3DS! ~Successor To The DS Is Announced~   Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:06 pm

I'm just saying I think it's too soon. For god sake, can't someone have an opinion any more?

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PostSubject: Re: 3DS! ~Successor To The DS Is Announced~   Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:22 pm

You can it's just you seems to think it's merely an upgrade
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PostSubject: Re: 3DS! ~Successor To The DS Is Announced~   Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:06 am

I think it's a great idea but maybe that they should wait a little while, especially cause everyone's not rich.

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PostSubject: Re: 3DS! ~Successor To The DS Is Announced~   Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:01 am

The fact that it will use DS games says that it's not something that will put the DS out of money. It will work along side the DS
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PostSubject: Re: 3DS! ~Successor To The DS Is Announced~   Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:40 pm

Which games are you guys most excited for?

Mines are DJ Hero, Mario Kart, Metal Gear Solid and Professor Layton, and these are the only ones which spring to mind.

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