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RolStoppable said:
Mnementh said:
RolStoppable said:
I wouldn't buy it and it's a terrible idea.

I would have expected from you, that the sentence would go on with 'and Nintendo would never do it'. But it seems you're not so sure about that.

Well, they made the Wii U.

I thought you would say something like that.

I like the WiiU very much, Nintendo made a console for me. But I can see why it fails miserably. I guess I'm not part of the majority-demographics.



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Kaizar said:
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It's *NOT* going to happen. Absolutely not in the cards. It would be cool, though, if we're throwing reality to the wind and just speaking strictly of wild fantasy. A Nintendo phone would be cool.

Nintendo more than has their hands full already with 3DS and Wii software ,so there's no way they could properly supply a third platform with unique software.  Maybe if the phone is merely backward-compatible with 3DS software as a form of emulation, and is mainly used for Android apps then it would work.

I was talking about a Nintendo phone in a thread a few months ago, and basically the idea was an Android phone, but built proprietary for Nintendo, and not an open platform phone like other Android phones.  By that I mean, apps from other Android devices can all run on this Nintendo phone, but apps made for the Nintendo phone could not run on any other non-Nintendo phone.  In that manner, Nintendo could keep with their tradition of platform exclusivity, yet still get in on the extremely lucrative smartphone market. 

Whether or not something like this ever happens is probably more a matter of when, not if, but certainly I wouldn't expect any concrete information or even hints about such a device until toward the end of the 3DS's lifespan, sometime around 2016 or later.   I do think that 3DS is Nintendo's last dedicated handheld game machine.  That doesn't mean no more buttons or circle pads, it just means their handheld business will take form in a different way once they're finished with 3DS, such as this smartphone idea.


But why would you want to get rid of 180 refresh rate for 30 refresh rate.

And why would you want to get rid of glasses-free stereoscopic 3D for glasses-free Monochromatic 2D.

And why would you want to get rid of 3D camera for 2D camera. (they discontinued 3D phones)

And why would you want to get rid of Duo Screens.

And why would you want to replace 3D Augmented Reality with 2D Augmented Reality.

And why would you want to get rid of Physical controls for Touch only controls by itself.

And why would you replace a big battery in the regular size 3DS for a smaller battery.

And why would you want to replace a 2-core 1.8 GHz CPU for a 2-core 1.0 GHz CPU. (remember battery life)

And why would you want to replace a 400 MHz GPU for a 200 MHz GPU. (remember battery life)

And why would you want to get rid of the 3DS XL screen for a small phone screen.

Most people barely/ never use the 3D on the 3DS screen.  It gives people headaches and the effect is lost with the slightest movement so most people don't bother.  Also, most 3DS owners never use the augmented reality features, and most people never use the 3D camera features.

The 3DS battery is far worse than most smartphone batteries, so size has nothing to do with it.  It's about the strength, not the size. 

No one said anything about the Nintendo phone not having any buttons and only having touch control.  It could easily have buttons. 

The Nintendo phone could easily have a top and bottom screen, there's no reason why it couldn't.  Sony even makes clamshell dual-screen mini tablets.

CPU between 3DS and smartphones cannot be compared as clock speed is a meaningless characteristic when comparing the two.  They are completely different architectures.  Same with GPU.

3DS XL screen is huge, but the pixel density is extremely poor.  The vast majority of people prefer higher resolution to larger screen size.  The native resolution of the 3DS cannot be increased, so no matter how big the screen is, it will only look worse the larger it becomes.



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What is up with all yall people wanting a video game phone? That's stupid. When people buy smartphones they look for many different features and consider many different prices. When people buy a 3DS the only question is "Do I want to pay this much money to play these great games?" A 3DS smartphone would force most consumers to compromise with what they want just in order to play the games. People like me would end up just needing two smartphones.

What yall want is Nintendo games on YOUR smartphone.

So yes I'd buy it if it had exclusive games but I sure wouldn't use it as a phone.

Aha here's a good analagy. The 3DS has a web browser. People enjoy the web browser. People don't buy the 3DS because of the freakin browser.



Not while the 3DS exists, I'd imagine.



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Screamapillar said:
Kaizar said:
Screamapillar said:

It's *NOT* going to happen. Absolutely not in the cards. It would be cool, though, if we're throwing reality to the wind and just speaking strictly of wild fantasy. A Nintendo phone would be cool.

Nintendo more than has their hands full already with 3DS and Wii software ,so there's no way they could properly supply a third platform with unique software.  Maybe if the phone is merely backward-compatible with 3DS software as a form of emulation, and is mainly used for Android apps then it would work.

I was talking about a Nintendo phone in a thread a few months ago, and basically the idea was an Android phone, but built proprietary for Nintendo, and not an open platform phone like other Android phones.  By that I mean, apps from other Android devices can all run on this Nintendo phone, but apps made for the Nintendo phone could not run on any other non-Nintendo phone.  In that manner, Nintendo could keep with their tradition of platform exclusivity, yet still get in on the extremely lucrative smartphone market. 

Whether or not something like this ever happens is probably more a matter of when, not if, but certainly I wouldn't expect any concrete information or even hints about such a device until toward the end of the 3DS's lifespan, sometime around 2016 or later.   I do think that 3DS is Nintendo's last dedicated handheld game machine.  That doesn't mean no more buttons or circle pads, it just means their handheld business will take form in a different way once they're finished with 3DS, such as this smartphone idea.


But why would you want to get rid of 180 refresh rate for 30 refresh rate.

And why would you want to get rid of glasses-free stereoscopic 3D for glasses-free Monochromatic 2D.

And why would you want to get rid of 3D camera for 2D camera. (they discontinued 3D phones)

And why would you want to get rid of Duo Screens.

And why would you want to replace 3D Augmented Reality with 2D Augmented Reality.

And why would you want to get rid of Physical controls for Touch only controls by itself.

And why would you replace a big battery in the regular size 3DS for a smaller battery.

And why would you want to replace a 2-core 1.8 GHz CPU for a 2-core 1.0 GHz CPU. (remember battery life)

And why would you want to replace a 400 MHz GPU for a 200 MHz GPU. (remember battery life)

And why would you want to get rid of the 3DS XL screen for a small phone screen.

Most people barely/ never use the 3D on the 3DS screen.  It gives people headaches and the effect is lost with the slightest movement so most people don't bother.  Also, most 3DS owners never use the augmented reality features, and most people never use the 3D camera features.

The 3DS battery is far worse than most smartphone batteries, so size has nothing to do with it.  It's about the strength, not the size. 

No one said anything about the Nintendo phone not having any buttons and only having touch control.  It could easily have buttons. 

The Nintendo phone could easily have a top and bottom screen, there's no reason why it couldn't.  Sony even makes clamshell dual-screen mini tablets.

CPU between 3DS and smartphones cannot be compared as clock speed is a meaningless characteristic when comparing the two.  They are completely different architectures.  Same with GPU.

3DS XL screen is huge, but the pixel density is extremely poor.  The vast majority of people prefer higher resolution to larger screen size.  The native resolution of the 3DS cannot be increased, so no matter how big the screen is, it will only look worse the larger it becomes.

85% of 3DS owners use the 3D 24/7.

Theres a reason why 3D movies this year are #1 in the box office on eir opening week with around 45 more 3D movies set to release this year.

People use to always get headaches from color movies & color TVs, so I fail to see where you going with this, when color TV & movies had all the exact same problem when they were new.

Anyways there are only 3 reasons for someone to have any problems with 3D:

1) age.......the older you are the more problems you have with 3D, specifically after age 20. And if you are in your 30's or 40's & up, then you are really screwed, especially Senior Citizens.

2) inbreeding.....the more inbreed ancestors a person has the more problems that person has with depth perception their whole entire lives, which stereoscopic 3D displays help point out. (it's best to test on teenagers since they are just the right age to know thru 3D, if they have any inbreed ancestors, by seeing if they have any problems with viewing 3D displays at their Teenage ages)

3) http://www.aoa.org/x17309.xml



If Nintendo was going to make a phone, they wouldn't deal with Samsung, they would deal with Sharp. Also, Nintendo doesn't have Windows as their operating system for their console, just as they wouldn't put any kind of Android or Linux operating system on their phone.



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RAcCoOnErOuS said:

Pretty much what the title says. I honestly don't know if anyone predicted this or said anything about this subject but i don't read the forums that much anymore but the main question i would like to ask is WOULD YOU BUY IT?

I think it should happen.  And they could have safety features for parents, maps of their kids, lock in for who they can call, etc.  Sort of like what Disney tried to do with phone. (but quit for some reason.)

So they could sell a game machine, phone, and your kid's safety.  What parent doesn't want their kids safe?  I was made fun of pretty hard for saying they should have included this in the original 3DS, but I stand buy it.



 

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Zappykins said:
RAcCoOnErOuS said:

Pretty much what the title says. I honestly don't know if anyone predicted this or said anything about this subject but i don't read the forums that much anymore but the main question i would like to ask is WOULD YOU BUY IT?

I think it should happen.  And they could have safety features for parents, maps of their kids, lock in for who they can call, etc.  Sort of like what Disney tried to do with phone. (but quit for some reason.)

So they could sell a game machine, phone, and your kid's safety.  What parent doesn't want their kids safe?  I was made fun of pretty hard for saying they should have included this in the original 3DS, but I stand buy it.


So PlayStation & Xbox & Nintendo should all make a phone per company to play all the PS3 & Wii U & 360 & PS4 & 720 games on?