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Offline lord-of-shadow

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"I expect it to become a third pillar, next to the Gamecube and Gameboy."
« Reply #45 on: January 24, 2004, 11:24:35 AM »
Your point, Truth Spirit Aura?


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And DS isn't competition with GBA. That's like saying "GameCube competes with GBA"


I never said it would compete with the GBA. I said it would compete with the GBA's successor. And it will.

The GC and GBA occupy different markets... console, handheld. The GBA's successor, on the other hand, WILL occupy the same market as the DS.

ON top of that, what is the point of two handhelds at once?

And on top of THAT, Nintendo will need to split it's resources between the two machines. Not only development teams, advertising, and manufacturing costs, but 3rd-party games as well. Having two handhelds at once will hurt both of them. ANd for no real purpose as far as I can see.
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"I expect it to become a third pillar, next to the Gamecube and Gameboy."
« Reply #46 on: January 24, 2004, 02:10:24 PM »
Um....whoever said nintendo was going to make a follow up to GBA anytime soon?  It could be 6 years from now before we ever see a new GBA succesor.  They probably will do it at the near end of DS's carrer.
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"I expect it to become a third pillar, next to the Gamecube and Gameboy."
« Reply #47 on: January 25, 2004, 12:41:10 AM »
I'm not going to say much on this matter. We haven't seen it in action yet, nor have we seen any games for it, hence knowing what in the world it looks like...but the way gaming is going towards these days, I wouldn't be shocked if it fell. It is pretty interesting though. I do have some faith in it...:shrugani:




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"I expect it to become a third pillar, next to the Gamecube and Gameboy."
« Reply #48 on: January 25, 2004, 01:11:29 AM »
i beleive the new system will suck however,
people/idiots will still buy it
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"I expect it to become a third pillar, next to the Gamecube and Gameboy."
« Reply #49 on: January 25, 2004, 01:55:33 AM »
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i beleive the new system will suck however,
people/idiots will still buy it
:/ lol


We respect opinions, but please try not to be vulgar about it. That and how does one know if it will suck? We haven't even seen it in action yet and there isn't much info on it yet. :shrugani:




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"I expect it to become a third pillar, next to the Gamecube and Gameboy."
« Reply #50 on: January 25, 2004, 01:37:35 PM »
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Um....whoever said nintendo was going to make a follow up to GBA anytime soon?  It could be 6 years from now before we ever see a new GBA succesor.  They probably will do it at the near end of DS's carrer.


If that was the case, then they wouldn't have said this wasn't the GBA's successor, because... it WOULD be the GBA's successor.
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"I expect it to become a third pillar, next to the Gamecube and Gameboy."
« Reply #51 on: January 25, 2004, 01:40:16 PM »
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I never said it would compete with the GBA. I said it would compete with the GBA's successor. And it will.
Same things. They're still not in the same category.
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The GC and GBA occupy different markets... console, handheld. The GBA's successor, on the other hand, WILL occupy the same market as the DS.
Calling the Nintendo DS a handheld is like calling the Virtual Boy a handheld. It's a new type of system. Don't oversimplify.
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ON top of that, what is the point of two handhelds at once?
Again, new type of system. It's not two handhelds. The DS is it's OWN category.
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And on top of THAT, Nintendo will need to split it's resources between the two machines. Not only development teams, advertising, and manufacturing costs, but 3rd-party games as well. Having two handhelds at once will hurt both of them. ANd for no real purpose as far as I can see.
You're acting like you're some sort of expert in this field, when the truth is you're not. You don't know how it's going to, you don't know what the system is, so stop talking like you know everything.

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"I expect it to become a third pillar, next to the Gamecube and Gameboy."
« Reply #52 on: January 25, 2004, 01:57:32 PM »
The DS is a handheld, and fewer people will buy a GBA because of it.

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"I expect it to become a third pillar, next to the Gamecube and Gameboy."
« Reply #53 on: January 25, 2004, 02:09:51 PM »
People should have already have bought a GBA by now. And GBA and DS will have different games. If people wanna play the GBA games, they'll still have to buy a GBA.

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"I expect it to become a third pillar, next to the Gamecube and Gameboy."
« Reply #54 on: January 25, 2004, 04:22:32 PM »
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Calling the Nintendo DS a handheld is like calling the Virtual Boy a handheld. It's a new type of system. Don't oversimplify.


Based on the curent information, the DS is a handheld with two screens. Why would it be anything like the Virtual Boy example you gave?

Unless the DS has some radical new technology, it WILL be in the same market as the GBA's successor. There is no denying that, so why do you try?


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You're acting like you're some sort of expert in this field, when the truth is you're not. You don't know how it's going to, you don't know what the system is, so stop talking like you know everything.


Hypocrite ;)
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"I expect it to become a third pillar, next to the Gamecube and Gameboy."
« Reply #55 on: January 25, 2004, 05:14:48 PM »
now now boys, it's not a big deal. no need to get fisty ;)

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"I expect it to become a third pillar, next to the Gamecube and Gameboy."
« Reply #56 on: January 25, 2004, 08:21:35 PM »
No need to get fired up about this guys. I'm keeping this thread on close watch now.  :dpdevious




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"I expect it to become a third pillar, next to the Gamecube and Gameboy."
« Reply #57 on: January 25, 2004, 08:48:45 PM »
As am I.

This is a difference of opinion that may never be solved, so it's better to drop the subject and move on.

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"I expect it to become a third pillar, next to the Gamecube and Gameboy."
« Reply #58 on: January 25, 2004, 09:03:58 PM »
I'm sorry, but he's upsetting me with his talk about how he knows everything and exactly what's going to happen when he barely knows anything about the system. I'm being optimistic, as should any gamer.

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"I expect it to become a third pillar, next to the Gamecube and Gameboy."
« Reply #59 on: January 26, 2004, 01:01:03 PM »
Ok, I got some more news about the DS.  At GameInformer.com, there is an interview between GI and Nintendo of America?s Director of Public Relations Beth Llewelyn.

Here is the link

One of the main things I found interesting was that Nintendo has not announced whether the DS will be backward-compatible with all of Nintendo's other GameBoy games.  If it is, this would make that part of GBA's successor useless though in truth, you could work the same reasoning with the GameBoy Player and Super GameBoy, yet I've heard of no news reports in the past that such add-ons seriously took away from handheld sales.

Also, in the interview, the screens will be bigger than the one screen used in the GBA.  The screens will be in the vertical position.

There are other questions asked and answered in the interview but I thought those I've typed seem the most important to me.

One more news announcement concerning the DS:
Third Parties already pledging support for the DS

The only ones listed are Konami and Namco.  E3 will reveal more info so it's best to wait IMO.

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