DS to Have Life After 3DS, says Nintendo
Posted by James Newton
Company will still bring big games to DS
If you're not caught up in the whirlwind of excitement surrounding the 3DS and want to stick with your trusty DS, you'll be glad to hear that Nintendo still wants to bring major titles to the machine even after the 3DS is available.
Satoru Iwata stressed the importance of quality software for the machine's huge installed base as an anti-piracy measure, as well as for providing gamers with new experiences:
Already in the next year, we will launch Nintendo 3DS, but for the existing Nintendo DS family of devices, while we’ll intensify the legal and technical countermeasures against the likes of [piracy devices] MagiCom, we’d like to change the situation by creating hit titles by leveraging, upon the already existing huge installed base of the hardware
Sceptics may doubt Nintendo's desire to support two handheld platforms simultaneously, but continuing to fight the piracy war on DS may be a case of closing the stable door after the horse has bolted.
Would Nintendo be better off focusing all its efforts on 3DS, or are you happy it'll continue to support DS?