It may have appeared stylistically handicapped next to Sony’s PSP, but Nintendo’s over grown Game & Watch, the DS, spawned four different incarnations and sold 144.6 million units, leaving its sleek and glossy opposition choking on dust and failed UMD debris. Sony must be getting déjà vu: just as it announces the sleek and glossy Next Generation Portable, Nintendo chucks us this green-hued reboot of the DS.
Nintendo’s latest hand-held console successfully takes 3D gaming on the move
As with cinema – and Nintendo is inking deals with film companies to provide 3D movie content too – 3D will be novelty enough to guarantee success, but it’s a novelty that will wear off if not utilised correctly. However, you’d be a fool to bet against Nintendo doing just that, and the 3DS, with its wealth of control options and much improved graphics, is by no means a one-trick pony.