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I think there will still be a place at least for the 3DS sequel simply that many mobile games still must remain simplistic due to control limitations. The hand held console has still a place for the further reaching games.



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hunter_alien said:
VanceIX said:
 

There certainly is. Only problem is if that number is divided by half again, which would result in little to no profit. That's the real danger. 

At the end of the day, the survival of dedicated handhelds boils down to one thing: high quantity, quality software support. If that is mainatined, I see no reason why a company like Nintendo would bail out of the business.

That might just be the problem. Developers are transitioning to the more lucrative and future-proof mobile platform, and soon Nintendo may be one of the only major developers left for their handheld. That is easily good enough for most people, including me, but the average kid no longer really cares about Nintendo's library nearly as much as a decade ago, they are much more interested in the latest mobile gaming fad. 

I think we as handheld console lovers tend to look past the truth in terms of today's market. It is simply shrinking at a worrying rate, and Nintendo and Sony will have to go back to the drawing board to keep handhelds alive. If it means merging with mobile to an extent, so be it. 



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ToraTiger said:
Yep, then home consoles. You're only choices for gaming will then be: PC, Phone, or Tablet.


Home consoles sales are healthy though. Handheld sales are declining fast.



It sure is in a decline. I don't expect Sony to succeed the Vita. However, even though Nintendo won't ever sell as much as the DS, they can keep a hand held console going.



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I'm not really into handhelds,so I'd oddly be okay with this.



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Who needs a handheld console when you can get a good tablet for like 200€.



Conina said:
Kaizar said:
Pokémon & Resident Evil & Monsterr Hunter & Kid Icarus: Uprising & so fort, are way much more better on Handheld then Home Consoles,

How do you know? Have you tried them on home consoles?

Kaizar said:
I don't see people wanting Resident Evil on Home Consoles after playing Resident Evil: Revelations on the 3DS, which is still the definitive version.

More people bought Resident Evil: Revelations for stationary systems than the handheld version:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/02/10/resident-evil-revelations-sells-11-million-units-on-pcconsoles

And the 3DS version is impressive for the 3DS-hardware, but every other version is much improved:

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-resident-evil-revelations-face-off

Kaizar said:
I can't imagine playing such games as "Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memior" & Castlevania & 2D sprite graphic games & Platformer genre games & etc., without the 3DS.

Only speaks for your lack of imagination.


No one would ever imagine Castlevanina & 2D sprites & platformers in that way, and you know it.

I've played Resident Evil survival horror single player campaign on both 3DS & Home Console, and it's best on the 3DS, and everyone who has played both versions will back me up on that.



Kaizar said:
Conina said:
Kaizar said:
Pokémon & Resident Evil & Monsterr Hunter & Kid Icarus: Uprising & so fort, are way much more better on Handheld then Home Consoles,

How do you know? Have you tried them on home consoles?

Kaizar said:
I don't see people wanting Resident Evil on Home Consoles after playing Resident Evil: Revelations on the 3DS, which is still the definitive version.

More people bought Resident Evil: Revelations for stationary systems than the handheld version:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/02/10/resident-evil-revelations-sells-11-million-units-on-pcconsoles

And the 3DS version is impressive for the 3DS-hardware, but every other version is much improved:

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-resident-evil-revelations-face-off

Kaizar said:
I can't imagine playing such games as "Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memior" & Castlevania & 2D sprite graphic games & Platformer genre games & etc., without the 3DS.

Only speaks for your lack of imagination.


No one would ever imagine Castlevanina & 2D sprites & platformers in that way, and you know it.

I've played Resident Evil survival horror single player campaign on both 3DS & Home Console, and it's best on the 3DS, and everyone who has played both versions will back me up on that.

No one would play Castlevania-games on other platforms than the 3DS? Nearly 13 million Castlevania-games were bought for other platforms, only 0.13 million for the 3DS: http://www.vgchartz.com/gamedb/?name=castlevania

No one would play games with 2d sprites on other platforms than the 3DS? Don't make me laugh! 15.000 visual novels are only the tip of the iceberg: http://vndb.org/

No one would play platformers on other systems than the 3DS? It's getting better and better!

Everyone who has played Resident Evil: Revelations on the 3DS and on another system will back you up that the 3DS version is better? No, there is no general consensus, which version is the best:

IMHO the PC version is the best. I played the 3DS demo and bought the PC-version after that. Looks much better in 1920x1080 than in 400x240, has better textures and runs much smoother... 3D-vision works as well as the stereoscopic view on the 3DS.