Originally Posted by McClain
It's funny because the DS isn't going to get many good games. I thought that was understood by all serious gamers? The DS was a nice idea that was produced well but they didn't get developers on board in a timely fashion. And now they've committed to another version of the gameboy in 2006?! WTF is wrong w/ Nintendo?
I'm so very glad that someone, especially one as significant around these parts as you, is agreeing with me.
Because when/if I say it, it's "Oh James is being a retard and he hates Nintendo and he should shut the fuck up." But if YOU say it, everyone's either agreeing with you or respectfully debating.
So yeah, suck it naysyayers.
Edit: As for "OH IT IS TOO PRICEY!" think of this:
2003: GBA SP: $100
2004: Nintendo DS: $150
2005: GBA SP redesign: $100
2006: GB Evolution: $100-$150
2005: PSP: $250.
You'll be spending twice as much or more on Nintendo handhelds because they're putting a new one out each year, and people (YOU) buy them. Meanwhile, the PSP SHOULD have a lifespan of at least 3-4 years. So while you buy a new Nintendo handheld each year, you'll only be buying one PSP and getting some top-quality games often enough to justify paying $250. Meanwhile, you're waiting until August for the next good DS game?
Edit edit: The DS is the PSP's competition, because Nintendo made it that way. Nintendo rushed the DS out before Christmas to get the holiday sales, and to be their answer to the PSP. An attempt to steal their thunder, if you will. Also, since the DS is the "third pillar" for Nintendo, the DS is also the GBA's competition. Which is odd since the DS play GBA games, but they're also planning a new GBA for this year to boost sales again (which dwindled with the DS' release).