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New Nintendo Details from Nintendo Dream

by Mike Sklens - March 17, 2004, 9:33 pm PST
Total comments: 12 Source: Game Science

Japanese gaming mag Game Science reveals some new Nintendo tidbits.

Game Science has updated their site with a translation of the latest new from the Japanese video game magazine, Nintendo Dream. The article reveals quite a bit about what's coming up in Nintendo's future. Here are a few of the interesting pieces of information; check out Game Science's article for more.

  • You'll be able to play Nintendo DS at E3. Also we'll be announcing a bunch of new titles for GC and GBA.

  • There will also be a number of announcements of GC and GBA software before E3.

  • NDS is such a completely different product to the GBA that it won't have an effect on GBA SP sales. The way to play NDS is fundamentally different, so it will give gamers a totally different kind of experience.

  • The reason we are making the NDS is to give everyone a chance to try something new. We are confident that here at Nintendo we can continue to improve portable gaming.

  • Miyamoto has received a request from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC to attend a panel discussion about "Video Games' Cultural Significance."

Talkback

gwgtrunksMarch 17, 2004

Now I wish I could get in to E3. Oh well, just gotta wait till the end of the year to try the DS out I guess.

Rob91883March 17, 2004

If the Nintendo DS is as strong as the N64, shouldn't the resolution be better better because of the size of the screen?

Rob91883March 17, 2004

I live 3 blocks away from the Los Angeles Convention Center, do you guys want to donate to the Make a Nintendo gamers wish foundation?face-icon-small-blush.gif

KDR_11kMarch 18, 2004

Errm, the screen is smaller, ergo needs less pixels. Of course that doesn't go well with small objects or lots of text, but you don't play consoles for their high resolutions, do you?

kennyb27March 18, 2004

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NDS is such a completely different product to the GBA that it won't have an effect on GBA SP sales.
I don't know about that. Hopefully they are right; we all know how this (DS) will be perceived though.

RobageejamminMarch 21, 2004

OH FRIGGIN YES! I picked a kickass year to start going to E3!

odifiendMarch 22, 2004

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I don't know about that. Hopefully they are right; we all know how this (DS) will be perceived though.
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I'm with you Kennyb. This is going to affect to affect sales of SP. I think Nintendo should just come out and say what they're thinking, though, "We already sold millions and everyone who wants an SP badly enough has one already." I guess they don't want to scare the johnny-come-latelys.

The OmenMarch 22, 2004

If it cuts into the SP sales, who cares? Those missing sales will end up in the same place anyway. And a lot of SP users will buy this as well. I just can't wait to see this thing in action.

mouse_clickerMarch 22, 2004

I think what Nintendo means is that the DS is a completely different product than the GBA or SP.

BernyMarch 22, 2004

I just wanna see what this thing looks like. I have an idea, but I don't have a graphic design program or the time to use it to show anyone. ^_^

slackerMarch 23, 2004

I think the reason why Nintendo considers the DS a third pillar is that if it flops, they will just have to come up with a traditional successor to the GBA SP. It doesn't hurt their market share in the portables arena at all. If it is a success, then the DS will have come to be the successor to the GBA SP. Win-win situation for them. I believe Nintendo wants the DS to be the GBA sucessor, but they are introducing a new concept to portable gaming. They don't want to risk it all on the DS.

ghostViMarch 23, 2004

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Originally posted by: mouse_clicker
I think what Nintendo means is that the DS is a completely different product than the GBA or SP.


I second that, and I think this should have been obvious for all of us by now. To me it seems Nintendo's PR is one that is quite honest and means what it says, literally (which is a rare thing nowadays, and one of the things I really appreciate).

edit: stupid spelling

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