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Ok, so the Nintendo PDF says that it is a true successor, but is it really?

It has the brand "DS" in the title.

It is compatible with all DS AND DSi games. Does that mean it has a camera too?

It's a Dual Screen, hence the moniker.

 

So, it's a DSi that can play 3D games.

Isn't the DSi a DS that can play DSi camera based games AND DS games?

 

This seems more like yet another upgrade to the DS.

What do you think, it's weird right?



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I am claiming anything one way or the other. Until we see it at E3 and hear everything that is included in the console.



It's also a generational leap ahead, graphically, apparently.



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It has a 3, wich is a cool number and about half of 8, and 8 is similar to the infinite simbol. In other words, this handheld will be infint times better than the DS.



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Well, it's another DS in the same sense that the Gameboy Advance was another Gameboy and the Playstation 3 was another Playstation. It is the next generation, as they said it's a replacement to the "DS series".



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@demotruk, yes I understand that...but I'm thinking more of an actual standalone console.

Is it a continuance of the DS series or a replacement. They said it is a successor, right? That doesn't mean it's a standalone.

I mean, I don't think we will be tracking it seperately from the DS either, which would mean that it's still just a DS, right?



thekitchensink said:
It's also a generational leap ahead, graphically, apparently.

haha. Really this whole thing sounds very very expensive. Maybe N is trying something different? Or maybe it really is just a DS with a different screen?



theprof00 said:

Is it a continuance of the DS series or a replacement. They said it is a successor, right? That doesn't mean it's a standalone.

I mean, I don't think we will be tracking it seperately from the DS either, which would mean that it's still just a DS, right?

I have no clue what you're trying to say. A successor is not a "standalone"? PS PS2 PS3? Huh?
The second sentence makes no sense either... if it's a new system, it will be tracked separately. Is it a new system? That's up to Nintendo, not VGChartz.

I mean.. you know what "new system" means. New technology. CPU, GPU, everything. Comes along every 5 years or so. Games that weren't possible on the previous system.
DS, DS lite and DSi were the same, save for some additional gimmicks on the DSi (that were mostly unrelated to the actual gaming). From what we've heard, 3DS will Nintendo's next generation. 

 



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By your logic the GBA is not a true successor to the GB.



a generation ahead would put it right around PSP graphics, and that shouldn't be too expensive..

but I just saw an interesting kotaku video.. this may be how they implement 3d graphics:

http://kotaku.com/5499823/nintendo-3ds-could-borrow-3d-trick-from-iphone

I mean without glasses that is.



 

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