Nintendo plans to rely on the 3ds for the next 5 years

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  1. bigpaws
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    did i prove my theory?
    Source
    my theory was that a nintendo console was not coming for a long while
    for those who have not read that thread
    sorry i forgot source
     
  2. Isaac_GS

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    What was your theory?
     
  3. JackDeeEss

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    Source please.
     
  4. Guild McCommunist

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    You're gonna need a source and more than that for this to be in the USN.
     
  5. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    This doesn't REALLY seem like a news, more like a "I was right" thing [​IMG] Moving to 3DS section.
     
  6. Yuan

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    So, what is the news?
     
  7. bigpaws
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    that there isnt a nintendo console planned for anytime within the next five years
     
  8. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

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    No, it just says Nintendo will be doing most of the business with the 3DS. They can still push out a Wii successor in the next couple of years.
     
  9. Lube_Skyballer

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    It seems logical...

    GBA 2001-2006
    DS 2005-2011
    3DS 2011-2016
     
  10. bigpaws
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    it would be quite silly to work primarily on a system then release another
    it wouldnt make sense
    i believe that if a majority of buisiness is for 3ds, then earliest they could release a console is 5 years from now
    i mean like a wii successor
     
  11. Guild McCommunist

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    Nintendo were marketing and working on the DS and Wii simultaneously and it obviously worked. No reason they wouldn't put out a Wii successor to market alongside the 3DS.

    Nintendo cares about money first and foremost. Putting out a Wii successor will just give them more money. Once the Wii has run dry you'll start seeing a successor popping up.
     
  12. Nollog

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    Your theory was that Nintendo would phase out the home console pillar of their "X pillar strategy".

    This just means DS will take a back seat, as should be obvious, as 3DS will be their main focus in the handheld market.

    Also:
    Your source is a Chinese website? Not sure if want.
    Also:
    "Jay Defibaugh, director of equity research in consumer electronics and games for MF Global FXA Securities."
    This means he's an analyst. Just like Michael Pachter.
    Not connected to Nintendo.
     
  13. awssk8er

    awssk8er GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Corrected.
     
  14. narutofan777

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    well that seems standard for like 5 years cuz its gonna be outdated anyway
     
  15. koji2009

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    Err it says "A key pillar" How it that unexpected at all? The average console/handheld lifespan is about 5 years.
     
  16. doyama

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    If they want to use the 3DS as a pillar for 5 years, Nintendo as a company will cease to exist within that time frame. Apple is coming out with updates to the iPhone and iPad on a yearly basis. Android is on a 6 month cycle. In 5 years the 3DS will be literally 5-10 generations behind in the hand held market. Even at the GDC devs are actively taking about how the handheld gaming market is absolutely shifting towards the phone market. People do not want to carry 2 devices. They especially don't want to carry a uni-tasker. Why carry a 3DS if my phone does basically the same thing? That kind of question is going to become more and more relevant. The biggest handheld game last year was.... Angry Birds. The trend is moving towards gaming on the phone and if Nintendo misses the boat they'll be stuck with a handheld device no one wants.
     
  17. Fear Zoa

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    Nintendo has some killer I.P's though....they could support a handheld with only pokemon games if they wanted to ....besides Nintendo has never had any problems on the handheld market....
     
  18. Rafinesque

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    Did anyone notice it wasn't someone from Nintendo that made that statement? The person making the statement probably has no idea what Nintendo's real internal plans are...
     
  19. bowser

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    Sorry, but you can't say your theory is correct based on some dumbfuck analyst's statements (I hate analysts [​IMG] ). But you are perfectly entitled to your theory [​IMG]

    I bet Nintendo will announce a new console in this year's E3 [​IMG]
     
  20. DarkShinigami

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    i beleive nintendo can pull it i mean look at the ds its been god knows how long and still kickin with great games soon to come