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