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Nintendo promises big 3DS software boost

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 13 Sep 2011 2:47 User comments (2)

Nintendo promises big 3DS software boost Nintendo hopes a big push in 3DS software will help to pick up disappointing sales.
Nintendo President Satoru Iwata promised an unprecedented range of games at an event held two days before the Tokyo Game Show. Some of the games will feature Nintendo's adored Mario character, while others will take aim at female gamers.

"From the end of this year to the beginning of next, we are planning the kind of extensive line-up that has probably never been seen before in the history of video games," Iwata told reporters and guests at the event. "We will make an all-out effort to see that the 3DS sells enough to become the successor to the DS."

Earlier Nintendo DS models have sold a staggering 148 million units to the end of June this year. The 3DS has been underwhelming in comparison, selling just 710,000 units in April - June of 2011, forcing Nintendo to slash the price of the handheld. It had sold 3.6 million units in the first month after its launch.

Nintendo's handheld is now also competing with Apple's iPhone, iPad and dozens of devices that run the Android mobile operating system.

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2 user comments

113.9.2011 17:09

Boring... Their new main marketing for 3DS is their 2D functionality; they came out and said at TGS that the new Mario will mostly be played in 2D. What the hell is the point of even having a 3D system on the market then, should have just stuck with DS(i) & variations.

217.9.2011 15:26

Originally posted by Mysttic:
Boring... Their new main marketing for 3DS is their 2D functionality; they came out and said at TGS that the new Mario will mostly be played in 2D. What the hell is the point of even having a 3D system on the market then, should have just stuck with DS(i) & variations.

The 3ds never claimed it was a big power house of a system that mainly focused on 3d graphic games. The 3d in 3ds is for it literally popping out in the 3rd dimension. I do agree with you though. They should have just stuck with the ds for a little longer before they put this out. 3d is such a horrible gimmick to me. Bleh

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