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Nintendo already developing next-gen 3DS successor

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 14 Jun 2012 6:40 User comments (4)

Nintendo already developing next-gen 3DS successor For pretty much every generation of their handheld consoles, Nintendo has elongated the life span of the device by creating updated models introducing new features.
That does not appear to be the case for their most recent, the 3DS. There will be no 3DSi or 3DSXL as Nintendo has moved on to their next-generation handheld.

"I really feel like I am satisfied with the 3DS hardware as it is. I feel like it is the best for this generation. What we are thinking about right now is probably going to be for a future generation of handheld," said Shigeru Miyamoto, the general manager of Nintendo entertainment analysis and development.

In the past, when the company released the Game Boy, they extended its life with the Game Boy Pocket and Game Boy Light. For the Game Boy Advance, the company extended its life with the GB Advance SP and the GB Micro.

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4 user comments

114.6.2012 19:37

With the Wii U coming out and the ability to stream games to that I think that will take care of my Nintendo Hand Held needs. Unfortunately for those that like to game on the go that is an issue but I don't have the need to game like that outside of my house and I could care less about 3D.

"Have you tried turning it off and on again?" ~ Roy Trenneman

214.6.2012 19:43

well duh no 3dsi why not? duh... it has a cam already

314.6.2012 19:53

Originally posted by xaznboitx:
well duh no 3dsi why not? duh... it has a cam already
Yeah the DSi was just when they added internet and a couple extras the 3Ds already has. Maybe they will make the next gen 3DS with a bigger screen. I have a XL model now and I like the bigger screen. If they would let the new 3Ds games play on the older systems only in 2D I would be happy.

"Have you tried turning it off and on again?" ~ Roy Trenneman

415.6.2012 02:10

I think it's to early to be making another handheld. I think it's fine if they mean the 3DS does not need a revision and we rather spend time designing and making things right with the new system. But the 3DS is still "new" it's only a little over a year old and there planing to come out with a new handheld soon? What confidence does that give buyers that there money is well spent? First the huge price cut then after a year or two they move on? We all know when a new system comes out all attention is given to it and the 3DS will be lacking new good titles. Just wow Nintendo, I really wish I never purchased the 3DS. On top of that I paid the price before the price drop and now they are making a new handheld. Never again Nintendo, never again.

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