Remember when Nintendo said the DS was NOT gonna be GBA's successor?

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#1 Posted by nolan- (7050 posts) -
And that there would be another handheld released to replace the GBA? So much for that eh?
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#2 Posted by child_of_lileth (4066 posts) -

Maybe they ment the Micro. I still to this day have no idea what the point of that thing was. I've never even met anyone who actually bought one.

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#3 Posted by lewisg1212 (1698 posts) -

Maybe they ment the Micro. I still to this day have no idea what the point of that thing was. I've never even met anyone who actually bought one.

child_of_lileth
i play my micro more than my DS...
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#4 Posted by Next-Gen-Tec (4623 posts) -
Well, DS is a huge success, so why should the look back?
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#5 Posted by atlanta_guy (363 posts) -

GOD will you people just let the gameboy advanced and its games GO! That thing is yearsssssssssss old. Move on.

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#6 Posted by MAILER_DAEMON (45906 posts) -
The point was that the DS was meant to be another brand. The DS was a "3rd pillar" where they were going to take handheld gaming in a different direction. It's not a Game Boy, so in case the DS was a flop, they'd release a new Game Boy and continue that line. Right now, the DS is doing so well that there isn't much of a reason to keep something going on the Game Boy line.
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#7 Posted by nolan- (7050 posts) -
The point was that the DS was meant to be another brand. The DS was a "3rd pillar" where they were going to take handheld gaming in a different direction. It's not a Game Boy, so in case the DS was a flop, they'd release a new Game Boy and continue that line. Right now, the DS is doing so well that there isn't much of a reason to keep something going on the Game Boy line.MAILER_DAEMON
Pretty much. You have to wonder if they did have something in development though.
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#8 Posted by blooddog28 (2049 posts) -
Micros are too small! Some might even call it "Micro" sized! hahaha
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#9 Posted by MAILER_DAEMON (45906 posts) -
[QUOTE="MAILER_DAEMON"]The point was that the DS was meant to be another brand. The DS was a "3rd pillar" where they were going to take handheld gaming in a different direction. It's not a Game Boy, so in case the DS was a flop, they'd release a new Game Boy and continue that line. Right now, the DS is doing so well that there isn't much of a reason to keep something going on the Game Boy line.nolan-
Pretty much. You have to wonder if they did have something in development though.

They're always making something new... many things don't go into production though. The DS is doing so well that they probably shelved plans for the next Game Boy.
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#10 Posted by Quintinius (1050 posts) -
Remember when they released the GBC and said it wasn't a successor to the GB? Yeah, they ended up phasing out millions of GB owners and making loads of GBC-exclusive games for their handheld which was lik 2-4 times more powerful than the GB. I wonder if they're gonna do that with the DSi....?
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#11 Posted by JayDee3103 (67 posts) -

GOD will you people just let the gameboy advanced and its games GO! That thing is yearsssssssssss old. Move on.

atlanta_guy
LMAO... agreed. ds has plenty good games for you
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#12 Posted by hydralisk86 (8816 posts) -
Remember when they released the GBC and said it wasn't a successor to the GB? Yeah, they ended up phasing out millions of GB owners and making loads of GBC-exclusive games for their handheld which was lik 2-4 times more powerful than the GB. I wonder if they're gonna do that with the DSi....?Quintinius
That would be lame. I spent $130 for my ds lite, and I don't want to spend more money for a dsi.
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#13 Posted by KurodaMurasaki (1670 posts) -

Maybe they ment the Micro. I still to this day have no idea what the point of that thing was. I've never even met anyone who actually bought one.

child_of_lileth

The Micro was more of the GBA "Lite." I would love to own one, since great 2D games are so hard to find nowadays...

As other people have said, the DS is too successful to make another Game Boy. One system at a time.

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#14 Posted by awssk8er716 (8485 posts) -

[QUOTE="child_of_lileth"]

Maybe they ment the Micro. I still to this day have no idea what the point of that thing was. I've never even met anyone who actually bought one.

lewisg1212

i play my micro more than my DS...

You crazy...

But I always wanted a Micro, but the price never dropped. It would be cool to have, anyway I don't have many GBA games. Nintendo always gets you everytime...

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#15 Posted by Raiko101 (3339 posts) -
I think what they meant was, being a completely different design, it wasn't a direct successor to the GBA. It was still blantently going to succeed the GBA. The technical leap and alterations were too much to ignore. That and it was released early to compete alongside the PSP, so again it was always going to succeed the GBA as the primary handheld.
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#16 Posted by trx1961 (280 posts) -
would like to find a micro to try out
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#17 Posted by lewisg1212 (1698 posts) -

[QUOTE="lewisg1212"][QUOTE="child_of_lileth"]

Maybe they ment the Micro. I still to this day have no idea what the point of that thing was. I've never even met anyone who actually bought one.

awssk8er716

i play my micro more than my DS...

You crazy...

But I always wanted a Micro, but the price never dropped. It would be cool to have, anyway I don't have many GBA games. Nintendo always gets you everytime...

well the micro screen is about 10x better than that of the DS :) no joke. and i always thought the GBA games looked horrible on the DS and i just got a DSI so ive got the limited edition famicon version :) very sexual. anyway fire emblem, all pokemons, advance wars, golden sun, ff tactics, tactics ogre, mario mart, mario and luigi thats just the top of my head! i still think the game library is better :P
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#18 Posted by nolan- (7050 posts) -
Is the Micro now a collector's item?
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#19 Posted by Maledizione (896 posts) -

Micro is a waste of time and money. If we're talking about GBA right now, The SP is my favorite.

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#20 Posted by Gemini_Red (3290 posts) -

Nintendo and a lot of other companies for that matter say things that we should take with huge grains of salt. Nintendo also said to get used to the
GC controller several years back because they said they were sticking to that layout. We all know what happened there, although I'm grateful for that one. Never cared much for the GC controller.

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#21 Posted by nolan- (7050 posts) -

Micro is a waste of time and money. If we're talking about GBA right now, The SP is my favorite.

Maledizione
Yeah but they stopped production pretty soon after it was released, right? That'll make it rare one day. Unless I'm mistaken and they're still in production. Can't see a logical reason for that though.