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Soundwave said:
Skyward Sword's motion controls are likely gone for the next installment anyway.

There's not many Nintendo IP outside of the Wii Sports ilk that are reliant on motion gaming. Mario/Zelda/DKC/Kirby/Smash/Mario Kart/Pikmin/Metroid work just fine without having to wave the controller around.

Though obviously the 3DS still has the tilt/gyro functionality anyway if you want it.

That's not good enough. And even if SS motion controls may not be continued, Wii Sports and more games like that may be designed. How will people play that on the go? It renders their experience unplayable.

Unless Nintendo offers some kind of translation of motion controls to trad controls, then maybe. But it's far-fetched. How do you translate Wii Sports controls to trad controls? It might be viable to support portable play only. Maybe in that regard it's doable.

idk



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Well, you have to consider that people will still want that big console epicness that handhelds simply can't offer. Everything likes small(er) on a portable device. Nintendo had Mario Galaxy running on tje 3DS, but Mario looked so tiny that they opted not to port that game over. That says quite a lot about what games works well on handhelds, bit even more so what games doesn't. But I agree that we might see some sort of hybrid console next time around, or at the very least two devices that's a lot more integrated with each other.



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RolStoppable said:
A handheld can't replicate Wii Sports.

/thread


Can it iterface with a Wiimote?

Can it wirelessly or via an HDMI out send a video signal to the TV?

If the answers there are yes, sure you could play Wii Sports on it for when "grandpa comes over" or whatever. 

Not that I think Wii Sports is really all that important any more anyway. Yesterday's news. As expected Wii Sports Club isn't doing much for the Wii U. Bowling and Tennis gets old after 6 years. 



Soundwave said:
RolStoppable said:
A handheld can't replicate Wii Sports.

/thread


Can it iterface with a Wiimote?

Can it wirelessly or via an HDMI out send a video signal to the TV?

If the answers there are yes, sure you could play Wii Sports on it for when "grandpa comes over" or whatever. 

Not that I think Wii Sports is really all that important any more anyway. Yesterday's news. As expected Wii Sports Club isn't doing much for the Wii U. Bowling and Tennis gets old after 6 years. 

Can you play it on the go though? That would be a major problem for a hybrid. That kind of segmentation.



Yes actually I think you have a really good point with your hypothesis I agree. Your conception plus the fact that Nintendo really struggles at the home console market and that they have no real chance to compete with Sony and Microsoft in the long run anymore, might lead realistically lead to the point when they only focuse on Handhelds.



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padib said:
Soundwave said:
RolStoppable said:
A handheld can't replicate Wii Sports.

/thread


Can it iterface with a Wiimote?

Can it wirelessly or via an HDMI out send a video signal to the TV?

If the answers there are yes, sure you could play Wii Sports on it for when "grandpa comes over" or whatever. 

Not that I think Wii Sports is really all that important any more anyway. Yesterday's news. As expected Wii Sports Club isn't doing much for the Wii U. Bowling and Tennis gets old after 6 years. 

Can you play it on the go though? That would be a major problem for a hybrid. That kind of segmentation.


If only Nintendo had experience with wirelessly transmitting a video signal ... oh wait ... 



Soundwave said:
RolStoppable said:
A handheld can't replicate Wii Sports.

/thread


Can it iterface with a Wiimote?

Can it wirelessly or via an HDMI out send a video signal to the TV?

If the answers there are yes, sure you could play Wii Sports on it for when "grandpa comes over" or whatever. 

Not that I think Wii Sports is really all that important any more anyway. Yesterday's news. As expected Wii Sports Club isn't doing much for the Wii U. Bowling and Tennis gets old after 6 years. 

This technology seems expensive. Plus is it justifiable for the next console like Zelda game too look similar to Wii U because Nintendo chose to make an impressive handheld with graphics like the Wii U but not higher? 



Question @OP. Did Nintendo release Xenoblade on the DS? Twilight Princess?

Nintendo is making games on the WiiU that would never release on their handhelds because they are targetting different audiences. Even if Nintendo doesn't directly compete with Sony and MS, they have a market of their own to reach on the WiiU that may be similar to the DS/3DS market but is not the same. Or even if they are very similar in population, their tastes are being catered to very differently.

This thread is based on the idea that there are only two markets, the DS market and the PS360 market.

That is bullshit.



Soundwave said:
padib said:
Soundwave said:
RolStoppable said:
A handheld can't replicate Wii Sports.

/thread


Can it iterface with a Wiimote?

Can it wirelessly or via an HDMI out send a video signal to the TV?

If the answers there are yes, sure you could play Wii Sports on it for when "grandpa comes over" or whatever. 

Not that I think Wii Sports is really all that important any more anyway. Yesterday's news. As expected Wii Sports Club isn't doing much for the Wii U. Bowling and Tennis gets old after 6 years. 

Can you play it on the go though? That would be a major problem for a hybrid. That kind of segmentation.


If only Nintendo had experience with wirelessly transmitting a video signal ... oh wait ... 

I don't get it... how will they allow motion controls to be played on the go in a way that is pleasant to play?

Have you tried SS on the WiiU pad with the TV off? I have and it's extremely uncomfortable to play, though I like it I would never do it in a bus.



t3mporary_126 said:
Soundwave said:
RolStoppable said:
A handheld can't replicate Wii Sports.

/thread


Can it iterface with a Wiimote?

Can it wirelessly or via an HDMI out send a video signal to the TV?

If the answers there are yes, sure you could play Wii Sports on it for when "grandpa comes over" or whatever. 

Not that I think Wii Sports is really all that important any more anyway. Yesterday's news. As expected Wii Sports Club isn't doing much for the Wii U. Bowling and Tennis gets old after 6 years. 

This technology seems expensive. Plus is it justifiable for the next console like Zelda game too look similar to Wii U because Nintendo chose to make an impressive handheld with graphics like the Wii U but not higher? 

The technology isn't that expensive actually. The Vita is already $199.99 and about half way between a Wii and Wii U. It's probably closer to the Wii U honestly. 

By the time a new Nintendo handheld is ready to go, the Vita will be ancient tech, probably in the $129.99 a pop range.