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MacBytes
Mar 7, 2008, 08:35 AM
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Description:: Comparisons between iPhone and the Wii have already been fairly abundant simply because the two have arguably garnered the top spots in “electronic gadget mindshare” for at least a year each. But looking at the demos today, I think perhaps the iPhone could be on its way to being the Wii of portable devices – literally.

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reverie
Mar 7, 2008, 08:59 AM
How dumb is that? The portable Wii already exists. It's the Nintendo DS. If anything, the Wii is a portable DS.

Cepe Indicum
Mar 7, 2008, 09:12 AM
How dumb is that? The portable Wii already exists. It's the Nintendo DS. If anything, the Wii is a portable DS.

Err... I know the Wii is small, but I'd find it hard to carry that and my TV ;) Or am I missing your point?

tgildred
Mar 7, 2008, 09:43 AM
You might even call it a wee Wii.






That's right. I went there.

BenRoethig
Mar 7, 2008, 10:37 AM
How dumb is that? The portable Wii already exists. It's the Nintendo DS. If anything, the Wii is a portable DS.

Since when did the DS get motion based controls

Genghis Khan
Mar 7, 2008, 12:35 PM
my first thought when i saw spore yesterday was that the iPhone will be a better platform than the DS

TEG
Mar 7, 2008, 12:39 PM
Since when did the DS get motion based controls

There is an Accelerometer GBA cart for games like Metroid Pinball.

TEG

reverie
Mar 7, 2008, 05:08 PM
Err... I know the Wii is small, but I'd find it hard to carry that and my TV ;) Or am I missing your point?

Blood sugar was low... The Wii is a big screen DS in as far as they both innovated input methods and the DS came out 2 years before the Wii.

reverie
Mar 7, 2008, 05:11 PM
my first thought when i saw spore yesterday was that the iPhone will be a better platform than the DS

I'd rather use the DS version because the DS has a stylus. The creature editor will be quite awkward with just a set of sausages.

nagromme
Mar 8, 2008, 10:23 AM
Multitouch will be better in many ways than a stylus--as has been shown for non-game apps already. Now add tilt and force feedback (the iPhone has it, the Touch does not--I don't know if the DSK supports it).

As with the Wii, the best games for iPhone will be ones designed FOR iPhone.