You know I was thinking about what the next nintendo handheld would be also. I know they said ds was not the next gameboy but separate. This was a way to get around if the ds failed, they could say it wasn't the gameboy but an experimental product that failed. This made me wonder, if the ds had failed right away, would they have come out with the next gameboy right away which probably would have been a super powered gameboy(between n64 and gamecube).
And now that they know the ds is so freakin popular, will they actually release a new gameboy. I would guess they would stop with gameboys and continue with a new ds with more power and other options added. I mean, how well do you think the next nintendo handheld will do if it doesn't have what the ds has and without all the functions and power of a psp. My opinion, gameboy is done for, ds brought the girls in and the sexist days of the gameBOY are over.
That being said, I know Nin said they would still release the next gameboy a while after they released ds. Hmmm, maybe gameboy ds?? I don't know, whatever the case, I think the ds will have a loooong life span along the lines of the ps2. At the rate it's selling Nin will want to get every penny they can get out of it before they move on the next killer handheld.
Hmm, maybe I should make this into a separate thread.