New DS to be Announced?

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by ZeroEXE93, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. ZeroEXE93
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    why are there so many topics on this?
    btw the mockups make me so jealouss
     
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    Wishful thinking? =/
     
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    A lot of those mock-ups are pretty old, and I've seen them before the DS was announced to have a touch screen, etc.
     
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    Anyone think that Nintendo is going to release a new DS model anytime soon though?
     
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    I'm thinking either around Q3-4 this year, or sometime in next year.
     
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    well the gba did have 3 different models and the ds only has 2 so far so...
     
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    I doubt it. DSlite sales are pretty high so Nintendo won't see the need to. They might announce a new model in 2 years time if the DS dies down.
     
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    i dont think that ds model is very practical at all.. Ur battery life will hardly last at all due to all the screens, its big, bulky and looks like if you breathed on it, it would fall apart, but possibly a ds that has 3 screens would be good, 2 big, 1 small or something like that.. but It does look nice that one, but i wouldnt get it..
     
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    I notice that the DS Lite Compact is not there, further giving me hope that it's real. [​IMG]

    And yes the DS Lite is good as it is, but it has been 2 years (time flies doesn't it?) since it was released, not to mention when next DS comes out it will be around 2.5~3 years since the DS Lite, so it's due time for a redesign.
     
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    I've said this elsewhere (these threads seem to pop up all the time), but I don't think a redesigned DS will be released until after the next handheld, just like the Game Boy Micro was released a year after the DS.
     
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    im really just keen for the next pokemon game
     
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    The DS lite is really lousy quality, though.

    Just one drop on the floor and almost anything can happen to it. Liek the hinge breaking, internal motherboard cracking, screen cracking, etc.

    Don't they ever perform quality tests on the things?
     
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    I actually think that they DS has fairly solid quality control aside from the slightly off-centered screens, yellow tint and cracked hinges, all of which are little more than annoying. My DSL has seen some fairly rough treatment including drops, and an unfortunate accident with some steak juice and still chugs along. I don't really know about a redesign as I think that the DSL is great as is. However, a new handheld does have me intrigued. I figure that it is still a ways off, but when do you guys think we may start getting signs of one?
     
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    Um.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEwVmQcC1UE
     
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    This year at the latest would be my guess for when we get some info about the next handheld. It will probably be released next year, or possibly late this year (probably not though). That's just a guess, I don't have any real info.
     
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    Yeah, I really don't expect anyone to have any real info on the subject but it is fun to speculate. I just remember how, a few years ago, there was some talk about Gamecube discs being so small because there would be a possibility to use them in a future handheld device. Not that I expect a portable GCN but it is fun to think of the possibilities...
     
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    None of those crash tests were performed with the DS Lite open.

    That's the part that's prone to the most damage.
     
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    GI said that the new model of ds is ready to go. it wont, however, be unveiled until current sales slow down. and thats not gonna happen anytime soon.
     
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    Well, I hope it's good.

    But yeah, the sales of the DS Lite aren't going to be slowing down soon. In fact, more people I know now are planning to buy NDS'es.

    Which is good, because then I'll finally have people to play Wireless games with. [​IMG]