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Topic: What Is The Future For The Nintendo DS/DSi Series? Will It Survive the 3DS Attack?

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Knux

Nintendo will continue to make DS games after the 3DS is released, but will eventually quit making DS games 2-3 years after the 3DS is released [like how GBA games were released for a time after the DS was released].

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I think we will see a gradual decrease in releases for the DS. Because of the DS's massive install base, Nintendo will have to be more careful about how they transition to the 3DS. I think the DS will see several more great games released over the next couple of years.

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I think we will see a gradual decrease in releases for the DS. Because of the DS's massive install base, Nintendo will have to be more careful about how they transition to the 3DS. I think the DS will see several more great games released over the next couple of years.

Agreed. Plus, I believe Ninty promised to localize games that aren't in the U.S. yet, so that could mean we could see Soma Bringer, and dare I dream: The DS Tales of Games.

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Moco_Loco

As Mickeymac posted, U.S. localizations are on their way to keep the DS games coming for awhile. Also keep in mind that the DS has a vast library of quality games, so even when new releases become scarce you should still be able to find something you never had a chance to play.

The success of the 3DS will also affect where developer money goes. If it's a big flop, they'll either shift back to the DS or go somewhere else like iOS or the rumored PSP 2.

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dsmaster

Like Moco Loco said it really depends how well the 3DS sells, if it sells really well then the DS will eventually be phased out, but if it doesn't we may still see continued ds support into 2012/2013. Just look at the GBA, as some previous posters have mentioned several strong 3rd party (and even some 1st party games) came out for the GBA during the first years of the ds. (2004-2006)

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Rob_mc_1

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The DSi series has been out for over a year and the DSi XL for about 9 months. The XL was another effort to drive sales on the way out. The GBA had the SP and the micro. The Gameboy micro came out 10 months after the launch of the DS. There will still be support.

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WHAT?! No! They can't do that, many people have just purchased a Nintendo DSi XL! If they do that then Nintendo is going to go down the drain!

With the large back catalog of DS games and all the hype of the 3DS, anyone who bought the DSi at this point probably knew what they were getting. It is another console generation transition which usually happens about every 5 years.

At this point we have a large catalog of games available and the DS had a stellar run and I'm looking forward to the 3DS. Just have to remember that once we move to the 3DS to look at the new DS games as well.

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NFreak007

The DS series is 6 years old now, and it is being replaced by the 3DS. This is nothing new, it happened to the GBA with the DS, the GameCube with the Wii, all the way back to the SNES replacing the NES! When a new console comes out support for the old one naturally dries up. You don't see too many PS2 games being released now, do you?

As I said earlier, there may well be some more 1st and 3rd party DS releases after the 3DS launch, but I'd give it a year before it's all but completely replaced by the 3DS. Like it or not, that's the way it goes!

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Remember when Nintendo said the DS was their third pillar and they were going to continue to support the GBA?

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I'd give the DS a year. After okamiden, pokemon black and maybe two other great games that's it for the ds. It's getting old and plus the 3DS is backwards compatible.

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koryz12

black and white aren't really examples of proper long term support like new pokemon games 2 years after the 3ds launch would be.Basically I don't expect to be getting 6th gen pokemon on my dsi but the percentage of the ds userbase who activley buy games is smaller than the percentage of the xbox 360 userbase who activley buy games.The 3ds is more for hardcore gamers while the ds is more casual in terms of who wont see it as just another ds. In other words alot of people who have a ds buy a few casual games like brain training and wont want a 3ds while hardcores who do will buy many aaa titles so it depends on the percentage of harcore gamers who will provide huge 3ds software sales in the install base.If its high the ds will die fast if its low the ds will die slower.

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Its been such a massive success, even beyond the PS2, that the DS will probably still live for some time imho

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For some odd reason I want the 3DS to kill the DS but then again i'm buying at launch.

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