i think that nintendo is slowly moving to a handheld only company here are some reasons why first, wii successor has not even been discussed and the wii is uber old not even a hint. either ninty finally can keep secrets or there is no console. second, 3d is best on a handheld and if ninty was moving in that direction, then they would only logically do it to a handheld system and give up on console third, in japan, a large market is in handheld gaming as many there travel daily on subways etc and it is popular that way also, ninty tends to use a grand new technology in their systems. i can not think of one that would enhance gameplay and just an improvement to graphics is a waste to them b/c think of the effort to attract a few more customers, not many and may even lose some to price i think a console wont come for a while personally ... or until virtual reality becomes feasable for consumers so what do you think? is the 3ds going to carry both of nintendos markets?