Does The 3DS Have More Bite?

Does The 3DS Have More Bite?
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Whenever new game hardware is released, there are the inevitable comparisons to the previous hardware. This isn’t right or wrong or good or bad. It just is. And Nintendo’s making that easier than ever.

Nintendogs, released in 2005, is a pet simulator in which players look after four-legged friends. Nintendogs + Cats, released this weekend in Japan, is a pet simulator in which…you get the point.

These games are not the exactly same, but they are similar enough to show just how far Nintendo’s come since 2005 — and how much of a leap the 3DS is.


  • The thing that struck me most about Nintendogs + Cats when I saw it at the Sydney ‘launch’ was the fur. The dogs actually look fluffy and if you pet them, your hand would actually sink it. It had depth, unlike the chunky bitmapped polygons of the original.

  • LOL – “the eyes are like black dots. They’re soulless”. Nintendo is cooking up some demonic life-like animals for your virtual pleasure.

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