Nintendo should remember 5 simple words when it comes to launches; It’s dangerous to go alone

I found out this morning that the Nintendo 3DS is taking a price cut “to further accelerate adoption of the hardware”. As a current owner of a 3DS I ask myself…did I adopt too early?

I bought the 3DS for one reason, Nintendo IP’s. Zelda, Pokemon, Mario…Nintendo have a bunch of IP’s from over the years that they hold onto tightly and rejuvenate with every new console generation in order to attract customers to their hardware. Except that’s not really how it’s gone with the 3DS so far, it was lacking those crucial titles at launch as well as a key component the eShop.

Launch titles included Super Street Fighter 4 3D Edition, The Sims 3, Lego Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars…all games that were available on other platforms in better graphics minus the 3D, oh and three Nintendo games (five if you take into account the three versions of Nintendogs and Cats). Where’s my Mario! my Starfox! my Pokemon! At least we got Zelda this June but that’s a remake, I wan’t some fresh meat! Continue reading


Nintendo Video App for 3DS

On July 11th Nintendo stated that: “Nintendo 3DS owners will be able to download the new Nintendo Video application from Nintendo eShop from the 13th of July 2011 providing access to a range of new and exclusive 2D and 3D video content on their Nintendo 3DS system“. Well today’s release day here in the UK (as well as Japan and Australia I believe), and whilst I was expecting an early morning release as with the eShop update I found a notification at around 6pm >.< Continue reading