Will Nintendo’s touch-screen tech really fly with button pushers?
By Alex PorterPosted 09.27.2004 at 12:00 am 0 Comments
Having sold more than 21 million Game Boy Advances since 2001, Nintendo holds the portable-gaming market in the palm of its hand. But when the company announced this spring that its new handheld console, the DS, has two screens, gamers were confused. On paper, the DS smokes the Game Boy, doubling graphics quality (to 64 bits) and packing 4 MB of RAM (versus an anemic 128Kb). Other goodies: dual 32-bit processors, 802.11b Wi-Fi and a built-in mic. The head-scratcher is that one of the DS’s three-inch backlit, TFT LCD screens is touch-sensitive. How will games use this hardware?