I love my 3DS console. A while back I was bitching non-stop that the little handheld was DOOMED, but Nintendo managed to pull the console back from irrelevancy with some solid games. It’s getting a bit old though,and a successor is no doubt on the way. And I seriously hope it looks like this concept.
Justin “Not a medicine woman” Quinn came up with the following design via Kotaku, that takes a smart phone influence to the next level. And I dig it.
A flat design, a glassy surface and a theoretical list of hardware that includes a 5.3 inch screen with full 1080P visuals, 16 gigabytes of memory, 4G connections, 2 GB of RAM and a Quad-Core processor. Sure, it’s all theory, but I like it anyway.
Geoff reckons that it looks too much like a phone, but what the hell, we might as well go all in with such future devices. Slap a Nintendo logo here and you’ve got yourself a dedicated device anyway. The thing is, as much as I like this idea, I know that it’ll never see the light of day.
While Nintendo has a Star Trek record with home console design (Which explains why the Wii U looks like a external hard drive), it’s handheld devices have always been pretty imaginative.
From the original Game Boy through to the first Nintendo DS, they’ve all been aesthetically pleasing bits of hardware. And I’m hoping when they eventually announce a 4DS, it’ll have some more visual charm.
Last Updated: January 16, 2014