by Mike Bendel on June 12, 2012 @ 12:23 pm
Nintendo has been quick to release new revisions of hardware in the past, but so far, that hasn’t been the case with 3DS. It’s been a little over a year since its debut and we still haven’t heard a peep about a possible redesign. In fact, Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto has revealed to IGN that the company isn’t thinking about changing the look of 3DS hardware at all, rather it is focused on planning for the eventual successor of 3DS.
“I really feel like I’m satisfied with the 3DS hardware as it is. I feel like it’s the best for this generation,” said Miyamoto. He added, “The Nintendo executive noted that his company is always thinking about what’s next. “What we’re thinking about right now is probably going to be for a future generation of handheld.”
Of course, that’s not to say we’ll never see a redesign. After all, Nintendo repeatedly denied claims of a DS Lite up until the last minute. Regardless, we have to agree with Miyamoto that the 3DS is much less need of a redesign than its predecessor. For one, it’s not an eyesore to look at like the bulky DS original. Perhaps down the road it’d be more apt to expect an alternative design akin to the DSi XL for those that prefer a larger unit. Or we may see smaller, iterative tweaks similar to Sony’s approach with the PSP.
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