Will a functional NDS emulator cripple nintendo ?

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  1. timbojill
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    Will a functional NDS emulator cripple nintendo ? If one were to come out tommorrow that ran most commercial roms how would it affect nintendo.
     


  2. Corizzle

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    If a functioning GBA one before the system was released didn't, why would a DS one?
     
  3. jumpman17

    jumpman17 He's a semi-aquatic egg laying mammal of action!

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    Yes, just like how the GBA emulators crippled Nintendo on the GBA. I mean, they only sold like, what, a gazillion games for it. Imagine if the emus didn't exist. They could have sold 1.1 gazillion.
     
  4. antihaxer

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    If the emu was made tomorrow then it would not have a touch screen or have a the portability of a ds.
     
  5. troublesome

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    ^^^ portability is #1 unless u can run it on a palm... an also they would sell more softwares by people beign able to test the games b4 they buy it!!
     
  6. Lily

    Lily One Scary Lady

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    Meh, if the percentage of people using roms isn't hurting their business, the same percentage that would emulate rather than play on the real system won't do any real damage either.
     
  7. Kagaden

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    No.
     
  8. martin88

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    Nothing beats the real thing. [​IMG]
     
  9. WK416

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    It's just not the same without an actual touch-screen. [​IMG]
    So... No. [​IMG]
     
  10. Renegade_R

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    Used a GBA emulator for years but still bought a GBA SP. Soo...no.
     
  11. azndragonguy115

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    the gba emu hardly dented nintendo reign. an emu for ds wouldn't be fun cause a mouse doesn't compete with a stylus. and i have a tablet and i doubt that would change anything
     
  12. INTERNETS

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    That's what she said.
     
  13. _ORiON_

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    then nintendo would be looking for ways to crush 'em down if they DID cripple ninty incredibly
     
  14. dice

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    especially as it's the ds - with the gba emulation didn't affect it's sales, It even helped convince me to buy one or two games for the system.
     
  15. x_comp

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    Indeed. Clicking about with the mouse or tapping on a graphics tablet just isn't as entertaining even if a DS emulator was "perfected". Imagine playing Osu Tatakae Ouendan, the recent Mawasu n'da! or any other title that involves rigorous use of the stylus. Won't be very fun. Not to mention some of the games require you to close your DS to perform some actions [​IMG]

    It'll give some leeway for finding cheat codes and ROM hacking, though.
     
  16. Gaisuto

    Gaisuto Lose 2 Levels.

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    I came into this topic to say this. Someone beat me to it. Thanks for making my job easier. [​IMG]
     
  17. Zelion

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    Doubtful it would cripple Nintendo, or even make them flinch. They would undoubtedly call some lawyers in and start pointing fingers at the developer and telling them to cease and desist. Another point is that even if it was made, people will still buy the actual games and handheld. Whats a portable system is its stuck on your PC?
     
  18. ds6220

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    Agreed. I tried to use the GBA emulators waiting for the buss one day, but someone back at home must have tripped over the extension cord because the screen went blank right in the middle of Minish Cap. It was ok though because my knees were getting pretty tired of having the monitor rest on them. [​IMG]
     
  19. Harsky

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    A NDS emulator would be a pain for me if it did come out. I still don't have a microphone so some of the games would be out of the question. A bigger question would be..... will a PSP emulator ever surface? Considering that it's on par with PS2 and that's still not emulated properly.... I'll give it a few more years.
     
  20. timbojill
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    Thank god for laptops so when a functional EMU hits I can walk around anywhere.