Acheron wrote:also that's hardly a fair comparison, the 3DS may be two generations newer but as i said before it still uses the same cpu and graphic hardware. there's only so much the current DS hardware can do, meaning we still have the same games visually & technically more or less.
that obviously can't be said for the generation gap between ps1 & ps2. it may have few extra bells and whistles but i'd hardly call it a 'next-gen' DS.
How powerful is the 3DS?
Nintendo has not revealed any specs for the 3DS system, but expect it to well surpass the Nintendo DS in visual and processor capabilities. To provide stereoscopic 3D effects the system must have the ability to render each game field twice, one for each of the player's eyes, a technique that will require significant horsepower to produce.
Several developers that have experienced 3DS in its current form have reported, off the record, that it has processing capabilities that far exceed the Nintendo Wii and bring the device with abilities that are close to HD consoles such as PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
According to several developer sources, the 3DS device is not using the NVIDIA Tegra mobile chipset, a rumor that's been floating around since 2009.