Nintendo is not happy with sales thus far for the Nintendo 3DS despite claims that the 3D handheld broke records in the first week of its launch.
Since then, most headlines about the 3DS cite Nintendo being disappointed with sales post-launch. The original DS is certainly a tough act to follow, but there are other reasons why we think the 3DS is off to a bumpy start.
The price Overall we liked the 3DS, but we felt that it was a bit too pricey for a handheld console that doesn't necessarily provide all-in-one functionality like other devices out there. Now with the Wii dropping to just $150, the 3DS is now $100 more expensive than its home console cousin.
The games The launch game lineup for the 3DS wasn't exactly exciting, so we'd understand if a large population of potential customers are waiting for a killer app. To the surprise of many, Nintendo did not put forth a notable first-party effort, offering only three titles at launch. We liked Pilotwings Resort, but haven't dusted off Nintendogs + Cats or Steel Diver in weeks.… Read more