Don’t Expect Game Boy Evolution Anytime Soon

Speaking to Reuters today, Satoru Iwata squashed rumours of the next generation Game Boy that people had been naming “Game Boy Evolution.” What did he have to say?

“I would have a second thought about using our resources on what would be the next generation of Game Boy Advance, considering the strong support DS is now enjoying. The Japanese game market is now evolving around DS. We don’t need to do something that will pour cold water on the situation.”

People have really bought into the DS and Nintendo doesn’t want to release a new graphical powerhouse to match the PSP. The DS is doing a lot on its own. With 16 million consoles sold worldwide (sold, not shipped), the DS is around 3 – 4 million units ahead of the PSP in overall sales. We won’t get into the NGage.

Those still calling the DS a “third pillar” should now stop buying into Nintendo’s marketing words. The DS is the successor to the GBA. However, don’t put away your GBAs just yet as there might still be a few surprises in store. Nintendo itself might localize Mother 3 some day in the future (please?) and Atlus has a few titles in the works as well. Not to mention the movie and anime tie-ins!

Speaking to Reuters today, Satoru Iwata squashed rumours of the next generation Game Boy that people had been naming “Game Boy Evolution.” What did he have to say?

“I would have a second thought about using our resources on what would be the next generation of Game Boy Advance, considering the strong support DS is now enjoying. The Japanese game market is now evolving around DS. We don’t need to do something that will pour cold water on the situation.”

People have really bought into the DS and Nintendo doesn’t want to release a new graphical powerhouse to match the PSP. The DS is doing a lot on its own. With 16 million consoles sold worldwide (sold, not shipped), the DS is around 3 – 4 million units ahead of the PSP in overall sales. We won’t get into the NGage.

Those still calling the DS a “third pillar” should now stop buying into Nintendo’s marketing words. The DS is the successor to the GBA. However, don’t put away your GBAs just yet as there might still be a few surprises in store. Nintendo itself might localize Mother 3 some day in the future (please?) and Atlus has a few titles in the works as well. Not to mention the movie and anime tie-ins!

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