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outrun2sp

Nintendo have more or less announced that improved versions of the hardware are on the way after the first generation launches.

Are people gonna eventually end up buying the machine twice??

Once for launch (which I must say has only 1 good game SSF4 although id rather play that with 6 facing buttons instead of 4 and L R triggers.) And then later on when the battery life doubles in the second generation buy that model as well??

This is why nintendo does so well in hardware sales because the fanboys (mario, zelda freaks) who think nintendo cant do any wrong are going to do whatever it takes to play the game and follow nintendo trends.

Its easy to see why nintendo run the business really well.

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HolyMackerel

outrun2sp wrote:

Nintendo have more or less announced that improved versions of the hardware are on the way after the first generation launches.

Source? If this is the case for the 3DS then I will be holding off my purchase for sure.

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Ark

I think we've beaten this one to death. It's been discussed multiple times in an assortment of different topics. o_O If Nintendo were to make a second model, which they probably will, it kind of goes without saying that there would be improved battery life. As for why the handhelds sell so much, your reasoning does have some truth to it. A lot of people buy multiple DS models, upgrades or not.
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Sylverstone

So you're wondering if battery life could be improved in a newer 3DS model?

Well, seeing the huge jump from DS to DS Lite, it's a definite possibility. The first customers are the lab-rats for Nintendo. They take note of the things that went wrong with the first batch, and get to fixing.

Example:

  • Original DS was bulky ...... DS Lite was extremely portable.
  • The battery life for DS was subpar for some ...... DS Lite enhanced that.
  • The backlight for the DS wasn't so bright ..... DS Lite came in with 4 brightness levels

And so on, It'll be a while before any such model is announced, but it's definitely something that companies would do to newer models; just to enhance their machines further.

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Sylverstone

HolyMackerel wrote:

outrun2sp wrote:

Nintendo have more or less announced that improved versions of the hardware are on the way after the first generation launches.

Source? If this is the case for the 3DS then I will be holding off my purchase for sure.

I doubt there's even a source for that. Some people think common knowledge for Nintendo to keep refreshing their portable gaming systems. And Nintendo has not mentioned anything such thing about new models of 3DS.

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Ravage

Almost all hardware has multiple iterations. It has nothing to do with scamming money. It is almost impossible to catch all potential problems. In the case of portable systems; the way technology goes (especially for anything portable and small) it gets cheaper to produce. If Nintendo is able to get ahead on their first batch, they could also take a slight loss on a second, improved iteration (a loss until production becomes cheaper at least) in order to improve battery life or other things.

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There's an existing thread for discussing 3DS battery life here. Feel free to continue there if you like.

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