Monday, October 10, 2005
Nintendo always claims they are innovative just like Apple claims it didn’t rip off the GUI from Xerox. Well, the DS is just a rip off of an old Sega product called the Pico. Maybe you don’t remember the Pico. Well, I do. Vaguely... Very vaguely. It was a console for very young children (I believe all the games were rated EC for “Early Childhood”) that featured edutainment games. It hooked up to your TV and had a story book component too. It pioneered the use of a touchpad for gaming and was the source inspiration for the Nintendo DS. Consider this: Nintendo DS’s top selling game in Japan is “Brain Training for Adults”. Pico featured brain training games for kids! Sounds like a rip off to me! Also, the Pico has one main advantage on the DS. The DS just has a stylus. The Pico features a “magic pen”!!! A MAGIC PEN!! That’s way cooler than the stylus that Nintendo offers. Plus, it has MAGICAL POWERS! Nintendo, why won’t you start innovating on your own? And why don't you create your consoles with magical powers?!?!?