Discussion in 'General Video Gaming Chat' started by Miyazaki, Jan 22, 2005.
Apparently the new Nintendo BS will live up to its name!
Very funny. Nice mock up there. Have seen it before anyway. In one of the mags or on the net, before anybody new what the DS was going to look like. Though it is generally thought that there is a sequel to the GBA in development for release 2006/7. The DS was only released to prvent the PSP from gaining too much of a share of the handheld market.
take it the BS stands for Bull sh!t
As Rob said, the DS is not a sequel to the Game Boy line. Its supposed to be a new line of its own.
Im sure Ninty are hard at work on the next propper GB. Im sure it will be roughly on parr with the Game Cube other wise it wont beat the PSP.
I have noticed an interesting trend in Ninty though. Usually products that didnt fare so well like the N64 will get its software re-released on another system. In this case the DS. (I mean cmon. Mario "64" DS?)
Im sure now that we can see the GC failing in many markets (compared to the PS2 and XBox) they will want to re-release all the best GC games on the next Game Boy. Im sure it wont be long before we are all playing "Mario Sunshine GB"!
i would have said its an old line with improved hardware
dont any one remember donkey kong handheld from the 80s ?
yes it had 2 screens
The whole point about the design of the DS is that it's a retro hark back to the Game & Watch designs of the 80's. Now they were handhelds! The amount of watch batteries that I went through with Donkey Kong 2 was unreal! I love that game - still got it kicking about somewhere.
although i luv my DS i think that launching it with mario 64 was possibly a bad move as it has just been branded as a 'handheld nintendo 64' where the PSP has been branded a 'handheld ps2'.
punters looking at the two will think the DS is old technology and will opt for PSP instead (if the price is right on PSP).
what do you guys think?
That maybe because the DS is basically a handheld N64 (power wise), where as the PSP is far more powerful and is around the same power as the PS2.
Personally I don't think that anyone will buy the DS for it's power - more the games on the system. Infact any self respecting gamer would use that criteria for any hardware purchase anyway.
but dont you think metroid makes people see the machine in a better light?
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