|9:01:01 AM - Fri, Feb 15th 2013
|They have to move to 3DS. POKéMON waited for a while, but even that franchise is moving over now. If POKéMON doesn't sell that platform, nothing will, but you can't just stagnate and wait with an old console forever.
Of course, moving over to 3DS means making the engine all over again. That's fine with me, actually; it would give the story-board team more time to develop the game as well. I would be happy with a GS4/3DS coming out near the end of the 3DS life-cycle, much like Dark Dawn did for the DS (though, POKéMON did extend it out a year or so more).
The thing is, unless there's a game you REALLY HAVE TO HAVE for that console, like, say, POKéMON, or a new ZELDA title, then the console won't sell. Even Ocarina of Time 3D doesn't count for that, because it's a remake. Remakes don't make the console a must-have; while the remake is the BEST Ocarina of Time version out there, it's still a version of a game I can play on N64, GameCube, AND Wii, in addition to 3DS. Similarly, as long as POKéMON remain on DS/DSi, then people aren't going to move over to 3DS. And as long as no amazing Mario or Zelda games comes to the Wii-U, that won't sell well either.
Now that POKéMON is moving over, Golden Sun must too. Nothing really will be made for the DS after that giant makes the shift.