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I'm curious: what do you think about the next Nintendo handheld being a smartphone/ds hybrid?
Nintendo Fusion Phone; Price - $200-250 at launch.
I would have Android featues like the Play store and such, but still linked to the next Nintendo home console, 720p graphics, dual analog, cross-buy, etc. It would differentiate itself from smartphones by having Nintendo exclusives both new and old, alongside your usual smartphone.
If it's done right, it's not a bad idea at all - but knowing Nintendo they'd just go and eff it up. The problem is that they don't have the experience necessary to make a (good) phone, so they would have to team up with someone.
I would buy a Nintendo phone (if it's any good that is), but how many else would? Probably the Nintendo die hard fans, but would iPhone users really ditch their phones just so they could play Nintendo games on the go? I'm not too sure.
And I guess you're kind of thinking it would be something like this: http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2011/02/2-13-11-xperiaplay.png ?
If gaming handhelds indeed become more and more niche, Nintendo's going to have to do something special otherwise they'll be limiting themselves almost exclusively to a core gaming market which is seeming to increasingly prefer consoles and PC everywhere but Japan. My worry is that an innovation like VR or cross-compatibility could end up being viewed by the public as a "useless gimmick" or something that just isn't worth the extra investment. It could be a 2DS situation where the feature gets shoved under the table or it could couple with the shrinking handheld market and become very much like the Wii U.And that could be the end of handhelds right there.
I believe a Nintendo phone could open up to new consumers by positioning itself as a phone that gives up some of the features that high-end phones for a massive, quality game library. You get Angry Birds, Candy Crush and an HD Pokemon/Mario/Zelda on the same device. I think that's pretty compelling. Kids might actually want this thing instead a typical smartphone, and parents might be more likely to spend money on it. If such a product is successful, cross-buy with the next console could actually improve the sales and reception of that machine, rather than the handheld seeming like an optional app for the console (much like the situation with the PS4 and the PSVita.
As for the design, I would actually suggest sticking with the dual screens (either clamshell or sliding screens). This would keep the classic design while allowing for B/C. It might be weird, but the original DS was one of the weirdest products I'd ever seen, and look how that turned out.
BTW: LOL this was pretty long-winded. Do you think I should just make a thread off this?
But I agree with you that Nintendo is facing troubles with their next handheld... It's fast becoming a niche market and they need to attract new costumers, but how that's done I don't know. I just don't know if a phone is the right way to go. Maybe.
you have a wii u?
and how come star fox 64 3d is lame?
I believe it is communistic like it has a long way to go to become actually communistic.
My paper was on the danger that Sweden faces. That means I believe it isn't there yet.
What's so great with Star Fox 64? After all that hype, I gotta admit that I'm a bit disappointed...
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Damn, I was the last to comment this thread? One year ago?! Well, I have finally finished the last book and wanna talk :D so... BUMP!! Did anyone else find the last book kinda rushed? There were so many things going on, and not enough things were resolved imho. I'll say this though: Mat didn't handle the Last Battle all that well. He waited way too long to bring back the Seanchan. Did...
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Favourite Films: I'll just list some of my favorite TV-series here instead, in no particular order:
Game of Thrones (soooo good!)
Doctor Who (aaaaw yeah!)
Californication (makes me wanna be an alcoholic writer)
Hell on Wheels (pure win!)
Transformers (G1, Animated & Prime)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (sheer awesomeness)
The X-Files (FTW)
Dino Riders (Dinosaurs with LASERS?! Awesome!!)
Battlestar Galactica (the new one...)
Ultimate Spider Man
Agents of SHIELD