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Nintendo Not Interested in 3DS Remodel, Wants All New Next-Gen Handheld

While I doubt what I’m about to tell you will actually happen, it’s interesting nonetheless.  IGN had an interview with Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo’s famous game designer, and asked whether Nintendo was gearing up to release a remodelled 3DS, much like everyone expects to happen later this year.  His answer was a little surprising.

“I really feel like I’m satisfied with the 3DS hardware as it is. I feel like it’s the best for this generation.  What we’re thinking about right now is probably going to be for a future generation of handheld.”

Does that mean the 3DS won’t have a new hardware iteration before Nintendo’s next-gen portable hits?  Let’s be honest, not bloody likely.  Nintendo has remodelled their portable hardware since the original Game Boy and odds are we will hear about a remodel sometime later this year.  If we don’t, then I will be absolutely floored!   Obviously things that could be added to the 3DS include a second analog nub, and a larger bottom screen to match the sexy top screen.

What do you say world?  Think this is just hot air, or can you honestly imagine not releasing a remodelled system?

2 thoughts on “Nintendo Not Interested in 3DS Remodel, Wants All New Next-Gen Handheld”

  1. I’m pretty happy with the DS hardware. The only thing I’d like to see is the ability to correct for eye width difference. Two of my best friends can’t use a 3DS, even when not in 3D mode, because one has eyes which are significantly closer together than average and the other has eyes which are significantly father apart than average.

    Besides, if they made it so you could adjust for that, it would probably make it so you can change how far the 3DS needs to be from your face for maximum 3D goodness.

    1. Yeah I’m not in a rush for the 3DS refresh anytime soon. Besides, Nyko just announced the ultimate add-on that Nintendo should’ve made in the first place: a circle pad pro with a built in battery extender up to thrice the power. Coming in October.

      As for the eye width difference, good idea. I do know that some games do have in-game options to adjust the type of 3D and further/lesser depth that are separate from the slider defaults, so more games should jump that bandwagon.

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