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Wisconsin1

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I got a 3ds day one, heck I've been a Nintendo guy for all 28 years of my life.(18 gaming) I just fiinished playing dead space in my iPhone and I just want to know why we can't have mini or full games like that. I have Oot, Links Awaking DX download, and I'm ready for my be loveable RE games. But I would love to see some new blood on my 3D screen. Anyone else?

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sykotek

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yet

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I like having both, since both awesome.

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komicturtle

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I don't really see iOS competing with the 3DS (it's my personal view), but anyhow, surely down the line, you'll see the games you want to see on 3DS happen.

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Wisconsin1

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I'm happy with both, but I would love to see the 3rd party backing. I will always be a Nintendo Guy, with a PSP and iPhone in my back pocket...

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komicturtle

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Well, there is a lot of 3rd party support but the games they are out putting just isn't as good as they should be (with notable exceptions). The 2nd year of a console's life-cycle often really 'sells' itself.

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robbiemactavish

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Rolling Western is coming soon ? ahah idk i wish they made more new games too
Imagine castle crashers for 3ds :)

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bonesy91

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The only way I'd buy another Ipod (since I did have one before) is if they actually added buttons :/ (the touch controls, while good, are just not the same) but I will admit, they had some pretty great games (Zenonia, Chaos rings, puppet massacre, Song summoner and demon hunter to name a few)

But I ended up buying a 3DS :D

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skywake

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I've had my iPod Touch for about six months now and before I got my 3DS (like, last week) I didn't have a DSi. What's surprising me is how much more interested I am in getting old DSiWare software then I have been for iOS software. I looked at Tetris on iOS for $1.19, not interested, and then Tetris on DSiWare for $7.50 and thought "man, I wouldn't mind getting Tetris on the 3DS"..... buttons obviously

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RoyalBlur

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I enjoy my iPod Touch but iOS gaming has nothing on anything that Nintendo or PlayStation can offer.

I basically use my iPod Touch for music and the ability to to download great television shows like Adventure Time, Iron Chef America, Young Justice and America The Story of Us since our family doesn't have cable. Once I get the PSVita then I'll totally retire my iPod Touch as I'll use the immaculate screen of the PlayStation Vita for watching media on. The iPod Touch and other iOS devices can't hold a candle to the incredible PlayStation devices. I only got the iPod Touch thanks to the hype the media loves to lavish on Apple products.

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shingi_70

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TokyoRed wrote:

I enjoy my iPod Touch but iOS gaming has nothing on anything that Nintendo or PlayStation can offer.

I basically use my iPod Touch for music and the ability to to download great television shows like Adventure Time, Iron Chef America, Young Justice and America The Story of Us since our family doesn't have cable. Once I get the PSVita then I'll totally retire my iPod Touch as I'll use the immaculate screen of the PlayStation Vita for watching media on. The iPod Touch and other iOS devices can't hold a candle to the incredible PlayStation devices. I only got the iPod Touch thanks to the hype the media loves to lavish on Apple products.

Well ios devices aren't made to be primary gaming devices people just do. I don't think its a hype train either it just happens to be a really good product with better build quality then most sony products.

Also my android phone can play mmos something even nintendos home console can't do.

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Chris720

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iOS gaming can't out-perform a proper gaming platform. The 3DS is sought of lacking, but it's still new so you can't expect too much right away. But I must say, having both buttons and touch screen controls feels nicer than just having touch buttons, more importantly, iOS gaming is more for light hearted, short lived entertainment in my opinion.

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Mandoble

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xDemon720x wrote:

iOS gaming can't out-perform a proper gaming platform.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56XseC2DBB4&NR=1

And that's an iPhone, not even an iPad. It seems that 3DS is already outperformed by anything. Personally I hate to play with touchscreens, but performance is performance.

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bboy2970

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Well I don't have an iPhone/iPod/iPad (and I never will) But I do have a smartphone with the Android Market. Games may be free or extremely cheap on Android but my 3DS is still miles ahead of them. I do use my phone for certain games. Mostly those that you do a little bit each day (Tapfish) or games that can be played in like a minute (Words with Friends). I don't have any desire to play extensive games with progress on my phone. They just feel sort of cheap and meh... My 3DS will always beat out my phone in a game contest by a long shot.

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MadScientistMan

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im pretty certain games like RE the mercinares 3d and LOZ Orcania of Time 3d have better peformance and grapichs than infinity blade, but then i don't own a 3ds, yet...

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almostnacho

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You just haaaaad to bring this up, didn't you? Both have their own flaws; both have their own advantages. The eDS shop is severly lacking in content, and, if I recall correctly the price of becoming a 3DS developer is way more initimidating than that of Apple's dev program. The iOS devices may not have buttons, but that's not really a bad thing, because iOS developers can be clever when it comes to control schemes. I barely play my 3DS these days because it is severely lacking in the games we were promised last year. I believe there can be some iOS games that you can play for hours on end, not just casually, but as multimedia devices the iThings can do more than play games, and this attracts people to those "casual games" you can just close when you want to and not even have to save your progress. As for your main question, the reason is due to my point above: Nintendo development is very costly, and if you join, you're compelled to make a profit large enough to pay back the original cost. Releasing free games does not help your cause.

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default12345

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I have both.

iOS is great for those moments where you get a spare five minutes, but in terms of handheld gaming I'll always turn to my 3DS for longer periods of play. iOS takes shovelware to a whole new level.

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Mandoble

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Then lets compare specs
Ipad 2:
Graphics: 67 MPolygon/s, 2 GPixel/s fill rate, 1024x768 pixels
CPU: 1 GHz dual-core
RAM: 512 MB

3DS:
Graphics: 15.3 Mpolygon/s, 800 Mpixel/s fill rate, 400x240 pixels
CPU: 266 MHz dual-core
RAM: 64 MB

It seems that iPa2 is equivalent to no less than four 3DS.

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Chris720

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Mandoble wrote:

xDemon720x wrote:

iOS gaming can't out-perform a proper gaming platform.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56XseC2DBB4&NR=1

And that's an iPhone, not even an iPad. It seems that 3DS is already outperformed by anything. Personally I hate to play with touchscreens, but performance is performance.

You are rivalling the 3DS to a phone? :|

A phone is a phone, not a gaming device... even if it does have games, most are beyond crap to begin with. Also, a tablet PC verses a gaming platform, really? Ofcourse the iPad 2 is going to win, it's a bloody tablet ffs its kinda meant to be powerful... also, I don't know about you, but I haven't seen many people carrying that thing in their back pocket to play some gaming... I mean really...

Also, from the video, isn't that just rubbing your finger over the screen continuously? I could find better games on the Virtual Boy.

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HanuKwanzMasBif

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I don't own an IOS device, and I admit to being a hugely biased Nintendo fan, so remember that when you write an infuriated response.
In my opinion, IOS devices are okay at everything, but best at nothing. Take an iPod touch, for instance. You can't classify it as anything, because it doesn't devote itself to anything. To be great at something, you have to focus yourself, and obviously Apple is not focusing on anything, like a hyperactive dog on Red Bull. Even the titular phone on the iPhone is steadily getting worse. When it comes to the point that you miss a call when you hold it wrong, you know they didn't care. Even the PS3, which has the slogan "IT ONLY DOES EVERYTHING" obviously focuses on the games (I confess that whenever I see that slogan, I obnoxiously announce "except play video games"). In short, gaming companies will always be best at games.

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