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Anonymous
March 16, 2005 1:12:59 AM

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I was at EB/Game Stop talking to a friend of mine who is knowledgable about
new/coming things. He said that Nintendo plans to scrap the DS- It wasn't
doing as well as they thought, and the PSP graphics make it look like a GBA.
Anyway, he said that Nintendo plans to scrap the DS and put out another
handheld very soon that will be more on-par with the PSP. Has anyone heard
about this? I started the conversation asking about why no one is making
accessories for the DS and that there were so few games. He explained the
above information. Has anyone hears about this? Please reply. I have a DS
and do not plan buying a portable unit that costs more than 199.99.
I'd rather play my GBA and/or xbox.
Joe

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Anonymous
March 16, 2005 3:31:46 AM

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> I was at EB/Game Stop talking to a friend of mine who is knowledgable
> about new/coming things. He said that Nintendo plans to scrap the DS-
> It wasn't doing as well as they thought, and the PSP graphics make it
> look like a GBA. Anyway, he said that Nintendo plans to scrap the DS
> and put out another handheld very soon that will be more on-par with
> the PSP. Has anyone heard about this? I started the conversation
> asking about why no one is making accessories for the DS and that
> there were so few games. He explained the above information. Has
> anyone hears about this? Please reply. I have a DS and do not plan
> buying a portable unit that costs more than 199.99. I'd rather play my
> GBA and/or xbox. Joe
>
>
>
>

I wonder if this was the same GameStop employee who, in March of 2002, told
me Nintendo was going to scrap the Gamecube.
Anonymous
March 16, 2005 1:56:56 PM

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Woobie wrote:
> I was at EB/Game Stop talking to a friend of mine who is knowledgable about
> new/coming things. He said that Nintendo plans to scrap the DS- It wasn't
> doing as well as they thought, and the PSP graphics make it look like a GBA.

Nintendo are hardly going to scrap the freshly launched DS system, but
they are rumoured to introduce a new-generation GBA later this year.
Your friend had probably heard these rumours.

Tuomas
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Anonymous
March 16, 2005 1:56:57 PM

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I just hope you guys/gals are right. The problem is, if the new GBA is true,
it sounds like they are spreading themselves thin.
Joe
"Tuomas Salo" <Tuomas@spam.fööbär.fi.INVALID> wrote in message
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> Woobie wrote:
>> I was at EB/Game Stop talking to a friend of mine who is knowledgable
>> about
>> new/coming things. He said that Nintendo plans to scrap the DS- It wasn't
>> doing as well as they thought, and the PSP graphics make it look like a
>> GBA.
>
> Nintendo are hardly going to scrap the freshly launched DS system, but
> they are rumoured to introduce a new-generation GBA later this year. Your
> friend had probably heard these rumours.
>
> Tuomas
Anonymous
March 16, 2005 8:47:46 PM

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Woobie wrote:
> I was at EB/Game Stop talking to a friend of mine who is knowledgable about
> new/coming things. He said that Nintendo plans to scrap the DS- It wasn't
> doing as well as they thought, and the PSP graphics make it look like a GBA.
> Anyway, he said that Nintendo plans to scrap the DS and put out another
> handheld very soon that will be more on-par with the PSP. Has anyone heard
> about this? I started the conversation asking about why no one is making
> accessories for the DS and that there were so few games. He explained the
> above information. Has anyone hears about this? Please reply. I have a DS
> and do not plan buying a portable unit that costs more than 199.99.
> I'd rather play my GBA and/or xbox.
> Joe
>
>
>
What a tool, the DS had record sales and they are going to scrap
it...not very likely....in Australia the DS in the 1st 3 days outsold
any system at any launch EVER....and Mario DS was one if not the highest
selling game at launch as well.
Anonymous
March 16, 2005 9:20:01 PM

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Woobie:

> I was at EB/Game Stop talking to a friend of mine who is knowledgable
> about new/coming things. He said that Nintendo plans to scrap the DS

He's wrong and not very knowledgable; or maybe he's trying to sell you a
PSP.

> It wasn't doing as well as they thought, and the PSP graphics make it
> look like a GBA. Anyway, he said that Nintendo plans to scrap the DS
> and put out another handheld very soon that will be more on-par with
> the PSP.

The DS is outselling the PSP in Japan, it probably won't here because
Americans are more visceral and Nintendo rushed the DS to market before
the wi-fi network was in place. If I understand the scant info coming from
Nintendo, the DS and upcoming Revolution will go hand-in-hand as part of a
world-wide multiplayer duo-system.

Supposeably there will be a new Gameboy system out this Christmas, but I
haven't read that in any official Nintendo communication.
--
Mac Cool
Anonymous
March 17, 2005 12:27:37 AM

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Woobie wrote:
> I was at EB/Game Stop talking to a friend of mine who is knowledgable
> about new/coming things. He said that Nintendo plans to scrap the DS-
> It wasn't doing as well as they thought, and the PSP graphics make it
> look like a GBA. Anyway, he said that Nintendo plans to scrap the DS
> and put out another handheld very soon that will be more on-par with
> the PSP. Has anyone heard about this? I started the conversation
> asking about why no one is making accessories for the DS and that
> there were so few games. He explained the above information. Has
> anyone hears about this? Please reply. I have a DS and do not plan
> buying a portable unit that costs more than 199.99.
> I'd rather play my GBA and/or xbox.
> Joe


Did he read your palm as well? He is yet another in a long line of clueless
idiots...
Anonymous
March 17, 2005 7:20:59 PM

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TheLightsAreOn wrote:

> A thought: Could the DS be there because the next Gameboy will not be

> backwards compatable? That would add fuel to the fire of the next
Gameboy
> being a portable Gamecube. No?

That's a possibility, but I doubt the next Gameboy will run Gamecube
games. The games might be Gamecube quality, but I doubt GC games will
run on the next GB.
Anonymous
March 18, 2005 1:03:48 AM

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On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 07:04:06 -0800, "Woobie"
<joeandjulie@dslextreme.com> wrote:

>I just hope you guys/gals are right. The problem is, if the new GBA is true,
>it sounds like they are spreading themselves thin.

Nintendo has always claimed that the DS was a 'third pillar', meaning
that they'd have the Gameboy line, the DS line and the home console
line (currenly Gamecube, which will be replaced by Revolution.)
Assuming that they're telling the truth about intending to support 3
product lines, then upgrading the Gameboy line shouldn't have a huge
impact on the DS line.

Anyway, the DS won't be going anywhere anytime soon. As was already
said, the DS had the fastest-selling launch in both America and Japan,
and was just released in Europe where it once again set records,
actually outselling the American launch (a first in console history,
600,000 units in a week.) The DS is outselling the PSP in Japan.
They have an install base of about 4 million units, rapidly
approaching 5 million. The DS is a massive success by any measure.
Anonymous
March 18, 2005 1:03:49 AM

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> On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 07:04:06 -0800, "Woobie"
> <joeandjulie@dslextreme.com> wrote:
>
>>I just hope you guys/gals are right. The problem is, if the new GBA is
>>true, it sounds like they are spreading themselves thin.
>
> Nintendo has always claimed that the DS was a 'third pillar', meaning
> that they'd have the Gameboy line, the DS line and the home console
> line (currenly Gamecube, which will be replaced by Revolution.)
> Assuming that they're telling the truth about intending to support 3
> product lines, then upgrading the Gameboy line shouldn't have a huge
> impact on the DS line.
>
> Anyway, the DS won't be going anywhere anytime soon. As was already
> said, the DS had the fastest-selling launch in both America and Japan,
> and was just released in Europe where it once again set records,
> actually outselling the American launch (a first in console history,
> 600,000 units in a week.) The DS is outselling the PSP in Japan.
> They have an install base of about 4 million units, rapidly
> approaching 5 million. The DS is a massive success by any measure.
>
>
>

A thought: Could the DS be there because the next Gameboy will not be
backwards compatable? That would add fuel to the fire of the next Gameboy
being a portable Gamecube. No?
March 18, 2005 6:14:43 AM

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drocket wrote:
snip
> The DS is a massive success by any measure.

Well, there's the lack of games for people with certain tastes, and a
lack of consensus on whether or not the control scheme is successful...
Anonymous
March 25, 2005 7:51:40 PM

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Ted wrote:
>
> drocket wrote:
> snip
>
>>The DS is a massive success by any measure.
>
>
> Well, there's the lack of games for people with certain tastes, and a
> lack of consensus on whether or not the control scheme is successful...

Of course. This is an new product. You HAVE to expect a dry period of
games. Its been this way with virtually ALL console launches.
!