Iwata reveals new console plans for "emerging markets".

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  1. McHaggis
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    Speaking with Reuters, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata revealed the company's intention to create brand new hardware and software for release in emerging markets around the world, including China. Nintendo aim to market the new console to the middle class in those countries:

    This implies weaker technology or simplified features compared to the 3DS and Wii U.

    :arrow: http://kotaku.com/nintendo-plans-to-introduce-new-gaming-hardware-in-emer-1573361552
     
  2. Snailface

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    In the land of the POPStation and SuperJoy, I believe only weaker technology and simplified features will suffice. :P
     
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  3. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    Or just a rebranded DSi/Wii Mini.
     
  4. Qtis

    Qtis Grey Knight Inquisitor

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    I'm interested in how Nintendo would create something of value to the emerging markets, when the smartphone business is already gnawing at the gaming industry's markets with more functionality than just the games..
     
  5. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    *Cough* *cough* iQue.

    Nintendo's been present in China for years, all that changes now is that they will be able to release systems under their own name. There's no reason for them to release a low-cost DSi - China already has the iQue DSi. Hell, they even have the iQue 3DS XL. Maybe they're planning to kick off the home consoles there, who knows?
     
  6. matpower

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    Well... Zeebo tried to do that, and it failed. :P
    I bet it is another iQue hardware.
     
  7. tbgtbg

    tbgtbg Shaking the ring ropes up in the sky

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    Game iQuebe
     
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    Hmm. So the hardware rumors were kind of true I see. Interesting.
     
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  9. stanleyopar2000

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    Nintendo iQuiver to see how bad it sells
     
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    If the DS mini is anything like a GBA micro... That might sell quite well. Neat.
     
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  12. Taleweaver

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    Coming cuickly to a communist China: the nintendo wiiQue. :P
     
  13. VashTS

    VashTS Beat it, son

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    i agree, making a moderately priced - mid end machine will be profitable.
     
  14. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    A shame they're not doubling down on the British market. From what I can gather, iQueue would be an instant success.
     
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    it'll be the super ninQue
     
  16. Ericthegreat

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    1DS incoming.
     
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  17. Ammako

    Ammako GBAtemp Guru

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    You mean iniQueming?
     
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  18. matpower

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    Why nobody throught of that!? :P
    If that even happens IRL... "DS, 1DS, 2DS and 3DS" we would have the "Why my DS won't play my 1DS games?" userbase xD
    NiQue's iQue 1DS™
     
  19. Taleweaver

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    That would be awesome, yes.

    Iwata: Guys! We're bringing iQueue to the UK, as we see it's kind of missing in your country! :D

    *six months later*

    Iwata: I have no idea why those stiff upper lip pricks won't buy our stuff... :unsure:
     
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  20. Veho

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    I know that's a Chinese word and has its own original pronunciation (that I can't begin to fathom, not being familiar with the romanization), but to me it will always be...

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    Anyway, I can't wait to see what the new hardware looks like. And I hope it's hackable :tpi:
     
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