If rumors are true and the new controller has a touch screen on it, this will allow our precious catalog of DS games to be displayed onto our wonderful LCD TVs without losing any functionality. With a huge catalog of games, this will get the "hardcore" gamers to run out and by the new device with no questions. We already have our HD consoles and all the motion controllers we can handle. We need something a little more gimmicky. Playing Pokemon is fun on the DSi but I think it would be a greater experience playing on my couch with a much bigger screen.
Now I'm not sure if this functionality would make more sense as an add-on for the new console or have it just be built into the system. For ease of use, I believe having it built in would make the most sense. Whatever they decide to do, Nintendo fans are going to lose their collective minds. TL;DR Version: New Nintendo console with have the ability to play DS games.
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