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Perhaps 3DS 3G can be released later if 3G actually turns out to be a significant selling point for the PSP2. I am not sure if 3G connections will really catch on outside of Smartphones.



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Amazing how Nintendo always considered everything previously. Probably even the wheel when it was invented millenia ago :D



 

 

 

 

 

Who cares about 3G! It's  more of a shame they stayed in wifi-g instead of going to 802.11n.

Jumpin said:

Perhaps 3DS 3G can be released later if 3G actually turns out to be a significant selling point for the PSP2. I am not sure if 3G connections will really catch on outside of Smartphones.

It has a plus feature of being connected everywhere, but it is nothing new, didn't help the N-Gage for example.



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Joelcool7 said:
IMU1808 said:
zarx said:
Vertigo-X said:

I say 4G should've been the target, as I hear it's better than 3G. It's one more G, after all.


can't have to much G now can you...

I will laugh when all the early NGP adopters rage when a 4G version is released a year after release 


That would really only be the case if 3G was a major feature of the system. SONY's already confirmed 2 sku's, the cheaper of which will be WiFi only. No 3G at all. 

3G is just an extra for those that want it.

Nintendo could have made models like that. But it may confuse casual consumers which are now the biggest market for Nintendo games and consoles. Also who says that the 3G version would sell enough units to warrant its inclusion.

Consumers seem to have no problem with the various models of iPod Touches and no confusion with both the DSi and the DSLite selling at the same time...

The difference between the two NGP skews is even simpler... "Do you want 3G or not?". Once it's labelled on the box and they see the price difference I really don't think anyone's that stupid to ... wait... nevermind, there are some really stupid people out there.

And who says it wont? Actually, a better question: What the hell does that have to do with Zarx said which is what I was talking about?



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Beuli2 said:

Gasp!  This can only mean one thing: the Wii is doomed.

Communications disruption can mean only one thing: invasion.


Lol! Win!



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Vertigo-X said:
Snesboy said:
Beuli2 said:

Gasp!  This can only mean one thing: the Wii is doomed.

Communications disruption can mean only one thing: invasion.


Lol! Win!

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haxxiy said:

Amazing how Nintendo always considered everything previously. Probably even the wheel when it was invented millenia ago :D


Nintendo said at the end of the last generation that they spend about 250-mill a year on developing new hardware. With all that R&D I can guarantee they've looked at every logical peice of technology and probably a shit load of tech we wouldn't even think of (Example Kinect, nobody would have figured that the camera technology existed). Or the Wiimote and its complex out of the box idealogies.

Fact is with all that money Nintendo does spend an awful lot looking into almost every idea possible. Not to mention their are probably corporate spies letting them know what their competition is looking at, thus causing them to also look at such technology.



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Joelcool7 said:
haxxiy said:

Amazing how Nintendo always considered everything previously. Probably even the wheel when it was invented millenia ago :D


Nintendo said at the end of the last generation that they spend about 250-mill a year on developing new hardware. With all that R&D I can guarantee they've looked at every logical peice of technology and probably a shit load of tech we wouldn't even think of (Example Kinect, nobody would have figured that the camera technology existed). Or the Wiimote and its complex out of the box idealogies.

Fact is with all that money Nintendo does spend an awful lot looking into almost every idea possible. Not to mention their are probably corporate spies letting them know what their competition is looking at, thus causing them to also look at such technology.


Yeah but everyone does this, including companies many times bigger than Nintendo. And that's no reason for them to come ahead and say "lolz we considered it" everytime someone releases something new.



 

 

 

 

 

haxxiy said:
Joelcool7 said:
haxxiy said:

Amazing how Nintendo always considered everything previously. Probably even the wheel when it was invented millenia ago :D


Nintendo said at the end of the last generation that they spend about 250-mill a year on developing new hardware. With all that R&D I can guarantee they've looked at every logical peice of technology and probably a shit load of tech we wouldn't even think of (Example Kinect, nobody would have figured that the camera technology existed). Or the Wiimote and its complex out of the box idealogies.

Fact is with all that money Nintendo does spend an awful lot looking into almost every idea possible. Not to mention their are probably corporate spies letting them know what their competition is looking at, thus causing them to also look at such technology.


Yeah but everyone does this, including companies many times bigger than Nintendo. And that's no reason for them to come ahead and say "lolz we considered it" everytime someone releases something new.

I don't think they are making fun of the competition for developing technology that they chose not to. I think Nintendo says this to explain to consumers why they chose not to go that route. This way you don't have Microsoft or Sony fanboys saying hey look what are company did , haha Nintendo couldn't do this.

This way Nintendo lets their consumers know. This is why we didn't do what the competition did. Covering Nintendo's butt. Example the Kinect, everyone's saying how revolutionary it is and alot of people said why didn't Nintendo create a camera? Well Nintendo gave those consumers an answer (They didn't think the technology was ready).

Plus other competitors do the same thing. Sony mentioned it too turned down the camera and Apple is constantly talking when ever its competition offers a service it doesn't. Look at Sony and the 3DS they have said why they chose not to develop a 3D screen for NGP. Were they making fun of Nintendo? No they were letting their consumers know they too were developing similiar technology and decided not to go for it, then they gave the consumers a reason they did not.

I would call what Nintendo is doing damage control. They had an idea and chose not to go with it, Sony chose to go with it. Now Nintendo rather then seeing consumers upset that they didn't go with it, explain to the consumers why they for-goed it.

Its not supposed to be an insult. Its simple damage control and smart buisness sense. Why let people think your behind the curb when you also thought of developing said technologies?



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