What if Nintendo were a software company and started developing for iPad?

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  1. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    Pokémon on the iPad - that would blow away the DS experience.
     
  2. ani23 macrumors 6502

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    am pretty sure they have a huge software company. that isnt the barrier. the cannibalization for all sales of their console is the main problem.
     
  3. Xeperu macrumors 6502

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    Pokeyman?! Pokeyman with the pokey and the man and the thing where the guy comes out of the thing, and he likes to fall out of that whrr ah ah ah!


    With current sales of 3DS, it'll be a cold day in hell before Nintendo'h develops for iPad.
     
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  5. Mattstkc macrumors 6502a

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    yep!

    also pokemon on iphone using the gba emulator is pretty sweet. have to jailbreak and it costs 5 bucks but you can torrent a pack with like.... 500+ roms in it. Everything from Paperboy to pokemon.
     
  6. Xeperu macrumors 6502

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    Sega couldn't keep up with Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft. Although I LOVE my Dreamcast (and still play it on "bronight") it failed from a marketing perspective. It's a shame, could've been something great.

    I remember being one of the Nintendo camp in my teens, always fights with the Sega camp. Fanboys before the internet. Awesome.
     
  7. Piggie macrumors 604

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    Apple could also licence the iPad to Nintendo, so Nintendo could make their own iPads :)
     
  8. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the 3DS a hit? Nintendo's not gasping for air yet, so it makes little sense for them.
     
  9. Mattstkc macrumors 6502a

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    3D dual screen ipads with a stylus? Good God save us...
     
  10. scottgroovez macrumors regular

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    Never gonna happen. For a start no one would want to pay the money having being spoiled with 59p games. I for one would also hate to play cut-down versions of Nintendo's greatest games.
     
  11. draz macrumors 6502a

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    Well I wouldn't mind to have the older Nintendo Game Boy -> DS titles 'officially' supported on iOS

    Not sure how to play a Wii game on an iDevice yet :p
     
  12. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    The best part about it is the top screen is bigger than the bottom screen. Thats like having a iPhone home button off center.
     
  13. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816

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    You just can't replace buttons for full gaming
     
  14. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    Just about the same probability of Apple licensing iOS and Mac OS X to other computers.
     
  15. fertilized-egg macrumors 68020

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    True but Nintendo DS has a lot of touch stylus based games that should work very well on the larger, higher res screen of the iPad. Off the top of my head, I can think of DS games like

    - Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney
    - Dragon Quest 9
    - Hotel Dusk
    - Ninja Gaiden
    - Advanced Wars
    - Elite Beat Agents (I guess)
    - Rhythm Heaven
    - Nintendogs
    - Animal Crossing
    - Professor Layton
    - Picross
    etc., many more.

    Some have already made it to iOS like GTA but still DS has so many games that, if made into "HD" versions, will play awesome on the iPad.
     
  16. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816

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    Good point. I was more focused on the "DURR I'LL JUST PUT A DPAD+BUTTON OVERLAY ON A SHODDY PORT. THIS WILL SURELY END HANDHELD GAMING" which is much too common
     
  17. xraytech, Apr 6, 2011
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    What if? It would be AWESOME!!!

    But not likely that the software side of Nintendo will ever develop for the iOS platform. I just can't see them funneling their base away from their own hardware.

    Question for you guys, of the Big Three, is Nintendo the only gaming company developing for their own hardware right now?
     
  18. goMac macrumors 603

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    What if I rode a unicorn to work every day?

    Nope, all the big three develop for their own hardware.
     
  19. xraytech, Apr 6, 2011
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    Hmm... Let me rephrase.

    Of the Big Three, is Nintendo the only console gaming company that develops game software?

    I'm not sure but, I don't think Sony develops games software. I think at one time Microsoft developed for the XBOX but not for the XBOX 360.
     
  20. valkraider macrumors regular

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    No. All three have in-house game development.


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  21. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for the clarification. =)
     
  22. goMac macrumors 603

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    Sony develops in house software.

    Microsoft made this "Halo trilogy" in house. You might have heard of it. :)
     
  23. Mattstkc macrumors 6502a

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    the only 5 finger gesture that monstrosity deserves is a punch in the proverbial face
     
  24. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    According to Wikipadia...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halo_(series)

    Sure Microsoft bought the franchise but I don't think they got guys in Redmond, Washington working on games. Well maybe Minesweeper.
     
  25. Blakjack macrumors 68000

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    I just want the original Mario and the original Mario Kart on the iPad. I swear, thats all I want
     

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