Nintendo Is Working On Next Gen Handheld

Most analysts believe that the prevalence of gaming on smartphones and tablets has made dedicated handheld consoles such as the PSP and the 3DS obsolete. Interestingly, the head of Nintendo’s Analysis and Development branch doesn’t seem to agree.

When asked about the possibility of releasing an enhanced 3DS model like it did with the original DS which was enhanced into the DS Lite, DSi and DSi XL, Shigeru Miyamoto explained that they are more focused on designing the next generation of gaming handhelds.

“I really feel like I'm satisfied with the 3DS hardware as it is. I feel like it's the best for this generation,” he explained. “What we're thinking about right now is probably going to be for a future generation of handheld.”

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I learned my lesson with regards to buying nintendo

Ive been a Nintendo fan for a long time but I stopped buying Nintendo at the DS and Wii because Nintendo treat their customers and fans with contempt with regards to costings of add-ons and new versions of the same console, I personally wont be buying another Nintendo console until they guarantee a format expiry date before they are going to bring out a new console and stop with the over priced essential hardware such as the wii mote with separate unchuck with the wii motion plus costing £50 at one point or the Wii balance board costing £80-90 or even the stupid stearing wheel that cost £10 for a piece of formed plastic.

Progressive Thinking

Why not just make the next handheld run a highly modified Nintendo version of Android and put a sim card slot in it. The devices have easily enough power to double as a phone. Consoles included the ability to play DVD's and Blu rays, this is a similar concept. Then the debate over handheld consoles being replaced by smartphones will be irrelevant.

That's a great idea but that

That's a great idea but that's just too much for nintendo to release. They're greedy and probably would launch it in expansions to be more profitable. Remember the internet capability of the dslite? Wireless only with wep, then we would had to buy the browser, ANNNDDD..... the 10mb ram expansion cartrige. Too greedy.. But that idead was really interesting. Hope they read it and think about it.

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