GBA Successor Planned!

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  1. KiVan
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    KiVan Hooray! Member n# 1!!!

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    NOA has confirmed that they are now working on the next Game Boy handheld system..
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    While hundreds of thousands of gamers eagerly await the release of the GBA SP in just a few weeks, Nintendo of America has already sent out word that they are indeed working on the successor to their current 32-bit handheld. Unfortunately, there are no other details available at this point. Maybe Nintendo will implement some of the features similar to those found on Nokia's N-gage.
     


  2. Dranzer

    Dranzer Rom-Source Admin/Rep

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    Of course it will be 64bit, or at least I think it would cause 32 is getting out of style since 32 was the age of SNES. But I think it will be 64 bit and this time it will have a frelling adapter instead of always having to use batteries
     
  3. neocat

    neocat The GbaTemp 1337 Cat of D00M!!

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    Or it might be 128bit if nintendo works really hard [​IMG]
    Then we could play N64 games there
     
  4. Omero

    Omero Former Admin

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    Remember that number of bits is not everything... Personal Computers are still mostly 32 bits, but have a look at what an Athlon Xp 2800+ with a Radeon 9700 Pro can do.... [​IMG]
     
  5. alfre

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    The GBA needs a lot of buttons when you wanna N64
     
  6. mole_incarnate

    mole_incarnate Watermelon!

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    I SEVERLY dought that they will make it 128bit. I even dought it will be 64bit. Im thinking it will be 32bit, but with a huge power boost.
     
  7. dice

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    I saw a pic of a smaller n64 console (handheld) with all the n64 buttons and a pic of mario 64. We all know that it's not true but who knows ...
     
  8. solarsaturn9

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    im shocked.... we have barely had time to purchase sp. i do not believe that nintedno would make a new handheld.... because they have no competiters..... could you please post the source from which you obtained this information?
     
  9. Keeper

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    whack a screen on a wavebird controller and stick some power guts in it, and I'll be a happy man!
     
  10. torN

    torN OMGWTFLOLBBQSAUZ

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    OMG, wtf lolz Yay I mean w0rd up, [​IMG]
     
  11. HeinzHarald

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    Actually the SNES was 16-bit
     
  12. dice

    dice pansy-ass ex-staff member

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    Well making a new console takes years to make. I guess it'll be out from 2005 at least. It doesn't take months to make u know.
     
  13. GBAfreak

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    This is really good. But this doesn't mean to stop buying regular gba games. I still will play my regular gba games if the new gba is allready out. But I think I'll stop buying 3D games. games like zelda, james bond, golden sun 2,... will still be neat to play.
     
  14. GBAfreak

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    I don't think there will be a phone in it. It will be to expensive then, and nintendo doesn't do such things. they keep it with gaming.
     
  15. T-hug

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    They have a few competeitors, especially the new Nokia, whick will play old PS1 games.

    Although the battery will only last 2 hours, and you have to take all the casing off to change the game...
     
  16. GBAfreak

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    and it's so expensive because there is a phone in it. nintendo won't do that, so I hope the price will be 150-200euro
     
  17. Omero

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    Remember that ANNOUNCING something means nothing... Sony announced PS3 right after PS2 was fresh out on the shelters... and we haven't seen it yet, and won't see it till 2004/2005 probably. ;=)
     
  18. Elrinth

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    I hope the new handheld will have alot of connectivities, like ONLINE gaming, it would be great..
    I wish the GBA had it.. Maybe someone will create one, sooner or later.
     
  19. otrofistro

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    They have a competeitors, especially the GP32!!!
     
  20. Evilpup-it

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    I hope it'll have a bigger screen, and this time make it with a front-lit one (at the first attempt). So I don't wast my money buying two same but diffrent GameBoys, I hope they plan this right this time.