Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Apple Propaganda Takes a Stab at Nintendo

Apple reported today at it’s event that the iPod Touch was better
than the Nintendo DS for the following reasons: href="http://www.engadget.com/2009/09/09/live-from-apples-its-only-rock-and-roll-event/"> style="border-right-width: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px;
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  • No Multi-Touch User Interface


  • Games
    are Expensive


  • No App Store



  • No iPod


align="left">Now, If you don’t like to listen to me rant, It would probably be a safe bet that you’ll
want to skip this post, because I’m going to be going into great deal about what exactly is wrong with those
reasons.  If you’re willing to listen to me rant and rave, then just continue reading :)





No
Multi-Touch user interface:


Now, this is mostly true.  I can’t really
refute or argue this statement.  However, homebrew developers working with the DS have managed to href="http://blog.dev-scene.com/felix/2007/06/10/multitouch-demo/">enable multi-touch operations.
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Games
are Expensive / No App Store


Now, when Apple was talking about the
Nintendo DS games being expensive, they were referring to the cartridges you pick up off the shelf that can
run anywhere from $20 to $50 per game.  Of course, this is for good reason.  The games generally contain a
lot of information and can be quite large file sizes.  Apple has the advantage here due to their widely
accessible app store, which generally maintains low prices on all applications.  However, Nintendo has this
too on the DSi.  It's called DSiWare
and currently has 38 titles due to how they approve games, and locking out small developers.  These games
also sell for sub $10 prices.

No iPod

I’m
not even sure what Apple means by this.  Why would the DS and PSP have an iPod?  They both play music files
all on their own.
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I just
wanted to correct these misconceptions Apple may be giving people.  They’re obviously not entirely true, but
they do bear a certain amount of truth.