Destructoid: A look at what may be the last upcoming DS games [September 29th, 2010]
The Game Boy still had titles coming out for it after the Game Boy Color hit the market. The GB Color had titles when the Advance hit. The Advance had titles coming out as recently as two years ago. New PS2 games are still coming out, almost four years since the PS3 hit the market (although admittedly many titles from the last year or so have been ports of Wii titles like Silent Hill: Shattered Memories and Ghostbusters: The Video Game).
And lest we forget, of course, new NES games were still coming out a good couple of years into the SNES’s life.
There’s a pattern there - successful systems tend to have a life cycle that extends a year or so into the life of its successor. I don’t think we’ve seen the last original DS titles just yet, especially considering how many DS units there are in peoples’ hands worldwide.
Jesus Christ, thank you for this. One of my writers tried to copypaste this Dtard article on our site and I told him NO, THIS IS WRONG, DO NOT PRINT THIS. There are only, what, a couple million DS units worldwide? It won’t go away for at least a year if not longer. Not to mention upstart dev companies could have an easier time publishing on an “outmoded” platform that has, quite frankly, plenty of life left to it.
We won’t even see the 3DS until March, I wish game journos would get their hands out of the speculative futures market lingo cookie jar. Just one place game journos have no business being unless they, you know, actually know what they’re talking about.