Looks like Nintendo will have to do an update for SpotPass to compete with Vita

#51EoinPosted 7/26/2011 11:14:09 PM
PhantomSword posted...
...Again - one uses a GPS, which natch expands its range. Unless 3DS gets a GPS in its next rendition...

Vita doesn't need GPS for this, and in fact the WiFi model will not have GPS (only the 3G model does).

The model without GPS can still use this feature, using Wireless Location from Skyhook, which finds you based on nearby wireless networks. It works well in many places and very well in urban areas where it can actually be more accurate than GPS.

If Nintendo wanted to add Near-like functionality, they coul do the same thing. They don't need GPS.
#52Shovel_Break(Topic Creator)Posted 7/27/2011 6:12:09 PM
Eoin posted...
PhantomSword posted...
...Again - one uses a GPS, which natch expands its range. Unless 3DS gets a GPS in its next rendition...

Vita doesn't need GPS for this, and in fact the WiFi model will not have GPS (only the 3G model does).

The model without GPS can still use this feature, using Wireless Location from Skyhook, which finds you based on nearby wireless networks. It works well in many places and very well in urban areas where it can actually be more accurate than GPS.

If Nintendo wanted to add Near-like functionality, they coul do the same thing. They don't need GPS.


Yeah, Nintendo should add it
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#53King_of_NerdsPosted 7/27/2011 9:15:29 PM
enjoines posted...
good ol sony, always taking nintendo's Ideas

Someone's mad.
If it was Nintendo's idea, why is Sony beating them to it...?
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#54JorgezxPosted 7/27/2011 9:36:40 PM
nonexistinghero posted...
PokeMaster posted...
nonexistinghero posted...
Jorgezx posted...
nonexistinghero posted...


It's just speculation, based on how Nintendo acted in the past. Seriously, it took them 2 months to release the first system update.

It took them 4 days for the first update.

Release on 27th Feb.
1st Update: Mar 2nd.

That wasn't even a system update. All it did was add a video and nothing else.


It was a system update. Wheter you want to acknowledge it or not is not is not our problem. And if you think an update should always give us something big, new and shiny, well that a fairly respectable opinion, but the fact is that they have done several system updates, one today actually.
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