Nintendo have just been releasing childish games like Donkey Kong with drums, all the NES classics on the Gameboy Advance. It just seems Nintendo have no ideas left in the games industry and they just seem to be living in the past by re-releasing games that were popular when Nintendo were in their prime.
Come on Nintendo, get some new ideas!
It wasn't Donkey Kong though. And the screens were on the left and right rather than top and bottom.
> "Pressing left on the "PLUS" button will make Mario
> advance to the left"
Well, it's Nintendo... it IS for kids! ;-p
I had a Nintendo Game & Watch Donkey Kong game in the early 80's. It looked just like the DS, but was bright orange.
[URL]http://www.gameandwatch.com/screen/multiscreen/donkey/[/URL] to check it out!
If they went 3rd party they'd have to start paying royalties to Sony/Microsoft and they'g get considerably less money off each game sold. It would be a stupid thing to do.
As for the DS v PSP argument, all we can do is wait and see, but I don't really think that current generation console games on a handheld is something that appeals to enough people. Why would you buy a PSP to play Ridge Racer when you can already get it on the PS2? Why spend £180 when you can spend £30?
And games sell consoles, not manufacturers. People wouldn't buy PS2s if there weren't games they wanted to play on them. Battery life etc don't really matter to the casual gamer, as they won't know anything about it, but the casual gamer doesn't buy handhelds - it's a kids market.
> However, the way things are going, I cannot see very much future for
> Nintendo in the console-manufacturing business. Why? Well, look at
> the GC. At the end of the day, it's a small cute purple cube. It IS
> aimed at kids. Sure, the games on it are good, sometimes even adult,
> but the console looks like a kids toy. Next console generation I
> expect that Microsoft and Sony will steal the show, and Nintendo
> end up in a position like the N64 - a very small proportion of the
> gaming market. After that they're simply going to be able to make
> more money by releasing games on other consoles that offer a bigger
yes but nintendo also released different colour cubes for older audiences. i was 18 when i got mine did i buy a pink one no, i bought a black one.
if a pink ps2 came out no1 wud accuse it of being aimed at kids dispite ps2s and their graphics being awefull even on a small analogue tv.
PSP would be great if they sorted out the battery life. They've gone for some super powerful unit which looks sooooo much better than the DS; just it's let down by the fact that batteries aren't powerful enough to keep it going for long enough.
DS isn't as powerful, but at least it will last more than 2 hours!
It seems that they've gone and made some amazing unit but forgotten to develop batteries!