Sony Scoffs at Nintendo's 3DS

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Wait, so they like 3D in their animated movies, just not their video games. Right. The angle issue could be a problem, but other than that... I think that this could be spot on for the target audience. That being said, as an owner of every handheld in the GameBoy line... I'll buy a 3DS if and only if they manage to work an analog stick into the design, and if they port first-party gamecube games to it.
 

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initial coolness
That is the key point here. Nintendo has shown time and again with it's DS platform and Wii that initial coolness sells. Make it backwards compatible with so that developers can keep making DS games and it's a no brain'r that this will take over the Nintendo handheld market. They just need to avoid making a health risk while holding the gameboy in the "sweet spot" but I hope they remember the lessons learned with Virtual Boy.
 

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The thing is.. if it does truly use the same tech as those old sharp monitors... you can turn the 3D of and have instant 2D. I would like to see a new DS altogether though. The PSP 2 and Nintendo (whatever) are long overdue.
 

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Sony really could have taken off in PsP sales if they had changed how it gets games and what games we can play. The fact that I cannot put my old PS1 games on the thing without modding, and instead have to buy it from the playstation store, is ridiculous and almost makes the purchase a waste.
 

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How will there be an angle problem? This makes no sense whatsoever. The screens are only about 3" and only about 1 foot away from your face. If the 3D starts to look a bit odd, simply tilt, twist, move you hands and voila! It looks good again! This isn't some TV on a stand in the living room that you are trying to look at over your shoulder while you are cooking dinner in the kitchen! This is a handheld device right in your face. Angle will never be a problem. This is a perfect use of 1st generation non-glasses 3D technology. It has the highest amount of leeway when it comes to adjusting the viewing angle while being used, even greater than a laptop computer. I will never doubt Nintendo again when it comes to starting a trend in gaming or how you interface with gaming. They are geniuses plain and simple. And I don't even own a DS or Wii. But their sales figures speak for themselves. As does the way they influence others.
 

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[citation][nom]rigaudio[/nom]Of COURSE they scoff. It's tradition. Then they make a similar product three years later.[/citation]


You couldnt put it any better. They mocked SKUs of xbox , there they go. They mocked in last gen the HDD included in the original xbox, there they have it. They mocked Wiimotes, they couldnt immitate it any better than that. They talked about XBL, all their good services , from arcade, trophies and movies are all XBL ideas.

I do wonder how can they wear pants and yet be such a bunch of ******* in there and still talk about other companies. I do own a PS3 but its my least used or worth its purchase so far. Plus tha Asian continent alone will be more than good enough to choose if this is worth it or not, not Sony. Sony cant have a say when they thought that PSPGo was a good idea. Come on now.
 

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PSP last place?? ds sucks ass, i just got one with the r4 and pirated everysingle game there is, theres barly any games worth playing.... Oh and you need some expanded memory for browser, wtf? and it doesnt play even videos. At least the psp you could online and watch porn on it with custom firmware. On top of that the DS prices are ridiculous. 3D will fit right into all the useless shit the DS.
 

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I think it could be made to work. Also, with the way the 3d works (showing different images to different eyes) a creative developer could make two player games where each player sees a separate - 2d - image. Imaging have the only portable 3d movie player too :)
 

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[citation][nom]hairyshit[/nom]The dead smell of VirtualBoy is coming back.[/citation]

Don't you realize that Virtual Boy flopped because it was a hulking behemoth that HAD to be plastered to your face.. I mean sticking directly to your eyeballs. Now granted that was full on stereoscopic 3d back when tv and game companies were not even dreaming of it, it just was too awkward to use.

That said, how is the new DS anything like a virtual boy? it's not. You hold it in your hands a reasonable distance from your face and you use it... just like every other device on the market right now. I actually never bought a system past the gamecube but i gotta hand it to the ninty boys, they're geniuses
 
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