In the wake of the E3 Expo and the unveiling of the consumer ready Wii U “living room revolution” the gaming news keeps on rolling and legendary Nintendo games designer and the man behind the Zelda series has been speaking of the future of his company’s pocket gaming products, specifically the 3DS, suggesting the next gadget we see could change the handheld landscape once more.
Miyamoto, who opened the three day Los Angeles event surrounded by his pals the Pikmin, has been talking further about Nintendo’s portable platform saying that he is satisfied with the 3DS hardware as it currently stands and next time Nintendo might soon move onto new exciting platforms. This news comes despite the poor opening season for the three-dimension displaying device which was launched last March and was hindered by a number of complaints by gamers, including health concerns when playing extensively (a frankly obvious side-effect to excessive gaming). The designer goes on to says he felt the Nintendo 3DS is “the best for this generation”.
So, what will be next? Speculation has of course risen to suggest that with Mr Miyamoto’s satisfaction of the current Nintendo handheld offering that the next in line won’t be the usual “Lite” or “XL” reiterations as previous consoles as far back as the Game Boy have undergone – but a new next-next gen console entirely (maybe with second thumb stick?). This makes it seem like Nintendo might want to move swiftly on from the 3DS and onto damage control after a 12 month period which saw the company losing almost all of what it made on the portable. It’s worth noting the recent retirement of the original Aqua Blue 3DS console recently in homeland Japan.
Nintendo’s new home console the Wii U was the head-turner of the E3 expo and the Gadget Helpline has covered all our favourite highlights from the event in a special feature – Here.