Nintendo needs to resurect the gameboy.

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#1 Posted by cyberstalker1 (412 posts) -

What ever happend to the gameboy. It just disapeared into nowhere when the ds came out. I think they should have called the 3DS the super gameboy advace 5000. The gameboy was a trademark name known the world over. The name itself had to be priceless to Nintendo. Just the name gameboy would sell units. Why did nintendo ever ditch that little guy? :|

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#2 Posted by ChubbyGuy40 (26442 posts) -

What ever happend to the gameboy.

cyberstalker1

It's on the 3DS's eShop now.

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#3 Posted by martinX3X (4488 posts) -

i agree. gameboy sounds so much better than 3DS.

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#4 Posted by theuncharted34 (14529 posts) -

They had to go after a different market and the same market at the same time, the GB brand couldn't do that.

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#5 Posted by charizard1605 (82666 posts) -
It morphed and evolved into the DS brand
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#6 Posted by mmmwksil (16422 posts) -

If you think about it, the GameBoy name is something that could've only originated in the 80s and 90s. :P Sounds just so silly.

But the GB's time has come and gone. The DS and 3DS are here to stay and build on what the old GB started.

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#7 Posted by ristactionjakso (6118 posts) -

I still have an advanced from like 10 years ago. It still runnin like a champ.

I love my gameboy. It better than reading a newspaper when you are on the sh*tter.

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#8 Posted by gameofthering (11131 posts) -

Wouldn't mind if they had called the DS/3DS Gameboy *something* instead :P

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#9 Posted by Merex760 (4381 posts) -
I agree, the Gameboy brand was much better, but it also didn't rely on gimmicks. The Nintendo of today relies on gimmicks, and those devices need their own names.
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#10 Posted by nameless12345 (15125 posts) -

Nah, Game Boy represented the 2D handheld era. It's true the DS was originally supposed to be the "third console", but it succeeded and replaced the Game Boy line. What 3DS needs are more quality games, not a renaming.

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#11 Posted by meetroid8 (21152 posts) -
GameBoy sounds dorky and lame.
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#12 Posted by Renegade_Fury (19816 posts) -

Well when the DS came out, they said it was the third pillar, and that the Game Boy brand would still exist. It's sad to see it gone, because both the name and games on those systems were better.

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#13 Posted by tomarlyn (20148 posts) -

When it came out they said the DS wasn't replacing the GBA, the Game Boy brand was meant to be for traditional gamers and the DS for casuals which was their own words pretty much. Then the DS started selling like crazy and they killed the GBA. But whatever.

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#14 Posted by Rahnyc4 (6659 posts) -
whats resurect? never heard of that word before.
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#15 Posted by hakanakumono (27455 posts) -

The PSP is the evolution of the gameboy advance.

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#16 Posted by XenoNinja (5322 posts) -
Handhelds will soon be a thing of the past.
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#17 Posted by mmmwksil (16422 posts) -

The PSP is the evolution of the gameboy advance.

hakanakumono

Wait... what!? :o

Explain, hakana!

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#18 Posted by hakanakumono (27455 posts) -

[QUOTE="hakanakumono"]

The PSP is the evolution of the gameboy advance.

mmmwksil

Wait... what!? :o

Explain, hakana!

I think it's pretty clear. The DS is an entirely different matter.

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#19 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (29702 posts) -

It's called a 3DS now. :|

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#20 Posted by mmmwksil (16422 posts) -

I think it's pretty clear. The DS is an entirely different matter.

hakanakumono

:o x99

So the DS is the evolution of the GBA SP? :P

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#21 Posted by hakanakumono (27455 posts) -

[QUOTE="hakanakumono"]

I think it's pretty clear. The DS is an entirely different matter.

mmmwksil

:o x99

So the DS is the evolution of the GBA SP? :P

Sort of, in terms of clamshell design. The PSP is just a more traditional design. The DS was designed to attract consumers, much like the Wii, by including a different input type and adding in another screen. The Vita will be somewhat of a mix of these two. It wont have the 2nd screen, but you can play uncharted by using the back panel to climb up ladders or some such nonsense. At least it'll finally be able to emulate L2 R2 though.

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#22 Posted by nameless12345 (15125 posts) -

[QUOTE="mmmwksil"]

[QUOTE="hakanakumono"]

The PSP is the evolution of the gameboy advance.

hakanakumono

Wait... what!? :o

Explain, hakana!

I think it's pretty clear. The DS is an entirely different matter.

Based by the looks, you could easily say that PSP is "Game Gear 2":

Interstingly the GG was considerably stronger than the GB, much like PSP is considerably stronger than the DS.

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#23 Posted by vashkey (33782 posts) -
The DS is the best selling handheld game system eve.r There's no reason to use the Gameboy brand any more.
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#24 Posted by VERTIGO47 (6981 posts) -

The reality is the GB has evolved into the DS. Both are portable handhelds and both have been extremely successful. I hate the reality of it and I really do wish the GB line was still alive today, but that's what it is, really.

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#25 Posted by Comduter (2314 posts) -

Hopefully nintendo will make GBA games available on the EShop. I'd love be able to play games like Yoshi's Island on my 3DS.

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#26 Posted by layton2012 (3489 posts) -

What ever happend to the gameboy. It just disapeared into nowhere when the ds came out. I think they should have called the 3DS the super gameboy advace 5000. The gameboy was a trademark name known the world over. The name itself had to be priceless to Nintendo. Just the name gameboy would sell units. Why did nintendo ever ditch that little guy? :|

cyberstalker1
Just like the gameboy the name DS sold units who else would buy a DSI and a DSi XL.
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#27 Posted by dontshackzmii (6026 posts) -

no gameboy sounds kiddie and sexist

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#28 Posted by locopatho (23176 posts) -

no gameboy sounds kiddie and sexist

dontshackzmii
As opposed to Wii!?
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#29 Posted by bbkkristian (14971 posts) -
TC, have you seen the resemblense of the GBA and the PSP? Nintendo shouldn't make something that looks exactly like its competition.
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#30 Posted by Rahnyc4 (6659 posts) -

[QUOTE="hakanakumono"]

[QUOTE="mmmwksil"]

Wait... what!? :o

Explain, hakana!

nameless12345

I think it's pretty clear. The DS is an entirely different matter.

Based by the looks, you could easily say that PSP is "Game Gear 2":

Interstingly the GG was considerably stronger than the GB, much like PSP is considerably stronger than the DS.

yeah and the psp ate the battery power like a gamegear...

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#31 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (29702 posts) -

The reality is the GB has evolved into the DS. Both are portable handhelds and both have been extremely successful. I hate the reality of it and I really do wish the GB line was still alive today, but that's what it is, really.

VERTIGO47

Sorry to say this, but that's actually Nostaligia talking to you and blinding you.

The DS/3DS IS the Nintendo Gameboy.

Nothing of it has changed except for the obvious gameplay changes because of the Buttons and Touch Screen.

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#32 Posted by nintendoboy16 (34362 posts) -
It morphed and evolved into the DS brandcharizard1605
Pretty much this.
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#33 Posted by the__joker (6013 posts) -

Not only the name gameboy was better than 3DS but the games were better too.

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#34 Posted by Haziqonfire (36344 posts) -

When it came out they said the DS wasn't replacing the GBA, the Game Boy brand was meant to be for traditional gamers and the DS for casuals which was their own words pretty much. Then the DS started selling like crazy and they killed the GBA. But whatever.

tomarlyn
Huh ... All they said was they wanted to reach a new audience, along with the one they already had. Using the name "Gameboy" alienates a rather large part of their audience. What is this silliness about one being for casuals and one being for traditional gamers? Please.
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#35 Posted by nintendofreak_2 (25896 posts) -

Gameboy makes it sound too much like a toy and that is a major turn-off for any adult and even most girls.

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#36 Posted by VanDammFan (4735 posts) -

GameBoy sounds dorky and lame. meetroid8

Did it sound "dorky and lame" 10 years ago? Why is it when some time goes by that people all of sudden think what was cool is now lame? Never understand the human race.

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#37 Posted by deactivated-594be627b82ba (8405 posts) -

[QUOTE="meetroid8"]GameBoy sounds dorky and lame. VanDammFan

Did it sound "dorky and lame" 10 years ago? Why is it when some time goes by that people all of sudden think what was cool is now lame? Never understand the human race.

it sounded lame 10 years ago it, will still sound lame now
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#38 Posted by zeldisco2009 (554 posts) -

no gameboy sounds kiddie and sexist

dontshackzmii

agree as gameboy would sound less attractive to female customers.

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#39 Posted by elbert_b_23 (8247 posts) -

[QUOTE="hakanakumono"]

I think it's pretty clear. The DS is an entirely different matter.

mmmwksil

:o x99

So the DS is the evolution of the GBA SP? :P

thats very true and to be honest the name gameboy was always tacky nintendo wanted to try to reach the kids in the 80ies so they thought the name gameboy would do well and it was a great system but never had a great name
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#40 Posted by Xeogua (1542 posts) -

I agree, the Gameboy brand was much better, but it also didn't rely on gimmicks. The Nintendo of today relies on gimmicks, and those devices need their own names.Merex760

I just wanted to say that I love the pic in your sig.

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#41 Posted by layton2012 (3489 posts) -

Not only the name gameboy was better than 3DS but the games were better too.

_TheJoker_

Yeah thats realfair lets compare the library of a 20 year old system to the 3DS which has only been out for eight months. :D

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#42 Posted by burgeg (3599 posts) -

Game Gear>>>>>Game Boy. Yeah that's right I've got an opinion. Problem?