Neoseeker : News : Nintendo liable to pay $30M in 3DS patent infringement case
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ISTesla Mar 14, 13
This is the first time I've seen the word "damages" actually fit into a copyright infringement case.
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Linnie Mar 14, 13
Did Nintendo even make $30M in 3DS sales?
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Ground Mar 14, 13
This case is just plain dumb. It's worse than Apple vs Samsung. One, Nintendo didn't even make the screens, which is what they were sued over. Sharp did. If anyone should be sued, it's them. Second, Sharp's screens do not contain several, if any, key features of the plaintiff's 3D screen patent. Third, Sharp showed Nintendo their tech a full year before Sony did, and Nintendo simply went with who came first and for cheaper; I remind you that Nintendo doesn't make the 3DS screens, Sharp does, Nintendo only uses them in their product, as do many other companies. The case should've been open-close from day one, but an uninformed jury who doesn't even care about the case whatsoever screwed everything over as they seem to do with every case like this.

Then again, in a world where THE HUMAN GENOME ITSELF is patented, there's really no reason to be surprised by any sort of patent lawsuit bullshit.

quote Lin Keui Swampert
Did Nintendo even make $30M in 3DS sales?
Considering they've sold over 29 million units worldwide and quickly approaching 30 million, with all the pre-price drop systems having at least a fifty dollar profit on each of the over three million sold, the XL selling at a profit worldwide from day one, the original 3DS at a miniscule profit every sale as of last August, and every system sold in Japan still making at least a minor profit the whole way through, not to mention game sales, no doubt.
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Spook Mar 14, 13
What we (as humans) won't go through for some extra cash. It's pathetic.

Show me a company that's making advancements in glasses-free 3D technology, that isn't Sony or Nintendo, then a product that I actually want to buy, that isn't a 3DS.
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THM Mar 14, 13
3DS patent infringement??? By the way, In Castlevania 3D effects are amazing
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Scootsy Mar 15, 13
Wow, they were prototyping the 3DS way back in 2003?? That's insane to think of! =O
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Tenklis Mar 15, 13
quote Scootsy
Wow, they were prototyping the 3DS way back in 2003?? That's insane to think of! =O
That's why i wonder what they have up there sleeve for 5-10 years from now. Im pretty sure the wii-u is just a .5 console, and they will announce something truly next gen in a year or two.
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Big A2 Mar 15, 13
quote Tenklis
quote Scootsy
Wow, they were prototyping the 3DS way back in 2003?? That's insane to think of! =O
That's why i wonder what they have up there sleeve for 5-10 years from now. Im pretty sure the wii-u is just a .5 console, and they will announce something truly next gen in a year or two.
Um. What makes you say that?
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Scootsy Mar 15, 13
quote Tenklis
quote Scootsy
Wow, they were prototyping the 3DS way back in 2003?? That's insane to think of! =O
That's why i wonder what they have up there sleeve for 5-10 years from now. Im pretty sure the wii-u is just a .5 console, and they will announce something truly next gen in a year or two.
I've never thought of that, I suppose it would explain why it has hardware that is already about to be outdated. It seems odd to bank on the Wii U for their console for the next 6 to 8 years. However, they would cause a huuuuge shit storm if this was being marketed as their next gen system, then screwing Wii U owners by announcing a better system so soon. Oh Nintendo, what has happened to you!
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Tenklis Mar 16, 13
A year or two isn't that soon tbh, and if the next wii will play wii-u games it won't be a problem. Especially if it's equal to the 720/ps4 and a new zelda is announced for launch

Do you guys not find it weird that they released their "next gen" console so far behind the 720/ps4 without it coming close to matching the specs? That's why i think the wii-u is just a building block for the next nintendo.. They aren't going to be waiting for the ps5/xbox4.

The wii-u was also released at a smart time, market was starving for a new console and the ps4/720 were yet to have even a release date.
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Slash Mar 16, 13
quote A Person
What we (as humans) won't go through for some extra cash. It's pathetic.
Yeah, I agree with you how it's pathetic how Nintendo stole his technology and then didn't even compensate him for it(Just so they could be $30m richer) until he had to take them to court.
Nintendo is the scum, I am disappoint.

quote Big A2
quote Tenklis
quote Scootsy
Wow, they were prototyping the 3DS way back in 2003?? That's insane to think of! =O
That's why i wonder what they have up there sleeve for 5-10 years from now. Im pretty sure the wii-u is just a .5 console, and they will announce something truly next gen in a year or two.
Um. What makes you say that?
WiiU is a joke lol
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bbb7002004 Mar 16, 13
Nintendo has made it pretty clear that they don't see the latest tech as being critical to designing good games, and if the last thirty years of consumer habits are any indication, most people agree. Its supposed to be a console, not a gaming PC. Its the exact same philosophy behind the successes of the NES, SNES, and Gameboy, to have older, cheaper, and more reliable tech. that is easy for developers to work with and not cost a fortune to develop games for.
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Slash Mar 16, 13
quote bbb7002004
that is easy for developers to work with and not cost a fortune to develop games for.
*looks at Wii's 3rd party games"
*looks at WiiU's games"
Hmmmmm
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