Tue, Mar 23, 2010 | 15:22 GMT
3DS tech will be “mimicked” unless it has “real breakthrough in gameplay”, says Pachter
Michael Pachter has told CVG that the just-announced Nintendo 3DS will be “mimicked” by companies like Apple for its iPhone unless it has a “real breakthrough in gameplay.”
Commenting after this morning’s announcement, he said: “What’s interesting to me is that Nintendo is so bold. It seems that if 3D on portable devices was easy, Apple would have beat them to it.
“If they truly pioneer a technology, my guess is that Apple will mimic the technology. Without a real breakthrough in gameplay (as happened with the DS), I’m not sure that this device will do much more than serve as a replacement for current DS owners.”