Please settle a debate

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by NYRob94, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. NYRob94 macrumors member


    Jan 31, 2009
    Long Island
    I was hoping you could settle a debate I'm having with one of my fellow coworkers. He says that Nintendo is the #1 portable gaming consul out there. I told him it was apples iPod touch and I remember reading it in an article but I can't seem to remember where it was. So is he right or am I right? If you can please send a link to a website or something that will confirm the answer.
  2. Typswif2fingers macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2010
    Dubai, UAE
  3. iStudentUK macrumors 65816


    Mar 8, 2009
    You could argue indefinitely about wether the iPod Touch is a games console at all.

    Anyway, the wikipedia articles state 60 million touches sold and 150 million Nintendo DS sold.
  4. mrpuffalos macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2011
    iPod touch's are not gaming devices. And that determines who wins: Nintendo. I have fun with my iPod touch, but Mario vs. Angry Birds and Metroid vs. Doodle Jump? It's clear that the 3DS/DS is better than the iPod touch. I'm not a fanboy (I'm typing this with my iPad), it's just that I think Nintendo is better at making portable gaming devices.
  5. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
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    In what context is the debate about? Sales, popularity, market share etc...?

    Regardless between the two of you, it will be more about personal preference as to which is better [for you].
  6. mobilehaathi macrumors G3


    Aug 19, 2008
    The Anthropocene
    It depends on what each of you mean by "portable gaming console," and what each of you mean by #1.
  7. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    #1 in terms of cheap titles?
    #1 in terms of battery life?
    #1 in terms of fast loading games?
    #1 in terms of multi-touch games?

  8. ESPN macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2011
    The iPod touch is still more of a multimedia player than a portable gaming console.

    The DS, DS lite, DSi, DSiXL and 3DS together have sold more copies than ipod touch not to mention that the games like super mario and pokemon are designed by game professionals rather than independent developers making iOS app store games.
  9. Michael383 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 17, 2011
    I would agree with your coworker. The iPod touch is a device that can play games and do other tasks while the Nintendo is meant as a portable gaming console.
  10. flanamac macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2009
    To win a debate, you have to agree on the conditions which define winning.


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