What do you think will Nintendo's next generation handheld's 'Special Feature'?

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    We've had the Gameboy, Color , Advance, DS , DSi & the 3DS
    Each of the above handheld has had a major development over the previous.
    I think the 3DS has everything current technology has to offer(Almost?). What do you tempers think will Nintendo's next handheld offer?(Say- 4-5 years from now?)
     


  2. Ace Overclocked

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    Maybe a better screen, enhanced 3d technology, HD cameras. I dunno it doesn't look like they could add much within reason, i could say HD games but it would make its games incompatible with normal 3ds.
     
  3. Qtis

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    Better internals and screens. I'd have preferred the 3DS without a 3D screen if the screen could have been upped a bit in terms of resolution.
     
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    Enhancing past technology isn't really the "Special Feature". Other words, the feature would have to be a different thing altogether. Can't really think of what that would be right now, tho. If they make it strong enough or just leave in 3DS hardware, that shouldn't be a problem.
     
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    What was the GBA's major development over the GBC?

    If Nintendo does another... probably nothing more than dual analogs,
     
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    So you speculate that the next successor to the 3DS will be like what the DSi was to the DS?
     
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    The DSi was a meagre upgrade of the DS. I mean something along the lines of making a handheld with a better screen (compare the PSVita and 3DS screens side by side and you'll notice the difference and problem).
     
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    One screen :D

    As we see with 2DS, 2 screens setup is too costly.
     
  9. TheDarkSeed

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    Near Field Communication, Bluetooth and that second circle pad I've been waiting for them to release on their next 3ds revision.
     
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    NFC and Bluetooth.... for what reasons? Sure it is getting to the point where you can buy the chips in for not a lot and licenses are not that bad either (though Nintendo seems averse to doing more than they absolutely have to) but I am not seeing many benefits from where Nintendo sits.
     
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    Well, they've already done 3D, so the only thing left is to have enemies actually hurt you. Maybe the console shocks you if you get hit.
     
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    Maybe it's finally time for the smellovision to make its debut?
     
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    It's could be a built-in video projector to make AR games be more augmented into the real world.
     
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    The form factor and the extra buttons?

    True. I guess other than making a more compelling buy. Not sure if NFC and Bluetooth would make that much of a difference, tho. I see them adding NFC since they are already using it.

    Just no. That's a step backwards.

    Except the fact the 2ds is still being used as two screens.

    Let's say the 2ds means anything for the next main handheld. We get this.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    :lol:
     
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    Heavy integration with the next home console, ie. able to used like wii u gamepad and take the same games on the go with you.
     
  16. Ace Overclocked

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    I doubt second circle pad would happen, can anyone tell me about any new games that even use the CPP?
     
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    Considering the outrage for it in the first place, I think it's more likely than not. CPP isn't the same as having a second one built-in.
     
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    I hope their next handheld is the one that is actually built around online. My ultimate dream would be for them to release a Netflix style subscription for their games where you play X amount monthly and you get access to ALL the VC games and play as much as you want on it. It should also have the ability to stream games online to it but I highly doubt this idea would go down well in areas with poor internet connection (would be enough for older retro games but probably not for their latest releases).

    As for the device itself, I think the 3DS will probably be the last time we'll see the clamshell design and they'll go for a one giant screen with buttons on the side.
     
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    Are we really calling that a leap? I am not inclined to start a "but ? was first" thing but any number of wider handhelds with many buttons happened before then, I am coming up a bit short on shoulder buttons mind you.

    I am sure NFC would make skylanders people happy. Otherwise it feels about as redundant as IR.
     
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    God I hope Nintendo sticks with 3d.
     
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