Rumors regarding the upcoming, but still as of yet unannounced PSP2 may have all been knocked down a notch, when compared to this latest one. MCV is reporting that Sony is going around telling developers and publishers that the portable gaming system is just as every bit as powerful as the PlayStation 3 home video game console.
While we're still waiting for the current version of the Nintendo 3DS to land in store shelves, the higher-ups at the company are already talking about what the future of the 3D portable gaming unit could look like. Namely, how the camera on the device, which is capable of taking 3D photos, could be used to record 3D video as well.
Nintendo gave an official warning not long ago that young children shouldn't play the 3DS for an extended period of time. The kids that could have their vision harmed are those age six and under. The reason for the risk is that the kid's eyes are still developing according to Nintendo. Nintendo has come back and noted that despite that warning and the fact that it will hurt sales of the 3DS, the product is not dangerous.
Traditionally we don’t get to say things like quality photos and spy shots in the same sentence. Generally, when we get spy shots they are blurry and hazy to the point where you can hardly make out what you are seeing. As the story goes with this rash of spy shots of the Nintendo 3DS, a factory worker in China at the plant where they are being built stole one and took it home for a gadget porn shoot.
For as long as content has been displayed on a screen, parents have been telling kids not too sit to close. To blink. Or maybe not stare so hard. All of this in hopes that maybe, just maybe, their child's vision wouldn't get messed up before life eventually degraded them naturally. It looks like Nintendo is going to go ahead and step forward and say that, for kids that are six years or younger at least, using the Nintendo 3DS for extended periods of time with the 3D turned all the way on is dangerous for your kid's eyes.
While we all wait for an official price tag for the 3DS, which just went up for pre-order at GameStop, we'll have to tide ourselves over with the fact that, if you're going to be in Tokyo for Nintendo World 2011, you'll be able to get your hands on quite a few upcoming titles for Nintendo's 3DS portable gaming console. The company has just unveiled the 32 titles, so far, that will be making an appearance at next year's event, almost half of which will be playable for all of those in attendance.
The mobile gaming market may not be as intense as the home console market, but there's obviously still a lot of money to be made within its reach. So there's no surprise that analysts would want to get their opinion out there about what's coming, and how they think it will affect the market as a whole. When it comes to Sony's PlayStation Portable 2, there's a lot of discussion about whether or not it will be a waste of time for Sony, or be a smash-hit. Obviously, Sony believes that they've got a hit on their hand, and even some developers out there who have managed to get some hands-on time with the portable gaming console think it's nice. But, for analyst Michael Pachter, none of that matters, because the PSP2 is already DOA.
The portable gaming market is looking like it will get a bit more interesting in 2011, as Panasonic seems intent on launching their own portable console. After being unveiled last month, there were some who believed that it would be a pipe-dream, and never make it out of the gate. But Panasonic doesn't see it that way, and they've moved onto the testing stage for the device, focusing on consumers in the United States.
While Black Friday is over and done with, and we're knee-deep in the savings that come with Cyber Monday, it looks like Nintendo made a killing off the Black Friday week. They sold plenty of consoles, which include members of the DS family, as well as the Wii home console. They sold enough, in fact, that the company feels like a formal press release is the right thing to do. Some may call this bragging, but then again, when you've sold as many consoles as Nintendo did, there might be a little room to do that.
With Black Friday just around the corner, and plenty of deals and exclusives beginning to pop up here and there, Nintendo is looking to spice things up with a pair of brand new colored DSi portable gaming consoles. The new consoles are a Black Friday exclusive, and they're being announced by Nintendo directly, which means the new mobile consoles should be arriving in plenty of retail locations.