I remember back when the 3DS was being boasted as a powerful portable piece of hardware, but as of late, I havn't seen anyevidence of that. Is it just me, or is it substantially weaker than even the Gamecube? I'm just curious is all.
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Its definitely weaker from a poly pushing+texture perspective. It has a more advanced GPU though so it can pull of tricks like bump mapping better then the gamecube.
Raw powerwise i think the 3ds is between the dreamcast and the ps2, but of course the shaders it utilises allows game like RE:Revaltion which looks like it should belong on the Vita.
For all that Pokemon X and Y have done, they are an outlier in the weaker direction. Compare Mario 3D Land to Sunshine, or RE Revelations to REmake
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ohhh maybe we will see pikmin 3 on 3ds soon :O
Weaker than the gamecube? It's not even as powerfull as the dreamcast.
Shenmue a game from 2000 : http://img.gamefaqs.net/screens/0/e/a/gfs_26893_2_1.jpg
The legend of Zelda - Ocarina of time 3ds,a game 11 years later : http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/2011/130/reviews/997842_20110511_screen004.jpg
On a personal note, I still think it was lame that Mario Sunshine didn't get a port at launch. :P
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