Compelling article on the state of the 3DS

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TechnoBill Freakazoid
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http://www.gamepro.com/article/features ... -3ds-dead/

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The 3DS just simply isn't that impressive a piece of technology. Many users see the 3DS as not much of step forward from the last-gen DSi, giving them little reason to invest in the new device. Aside from the gimmicky 3D graphics and dual-cameras, the 3DS offers little technological advantage over the previous Nintendo handheld -- and seems wimpy compared to Google's Droid and Apple's iPhone, which both offer touchscreen and accelerometer gameplay what being simply more functional than the 3DS.

It's not that the 3DS' bad 2nd quarter indicates it’s a dying platform. It's the fact that the lifeblood of a platform -- 3rd party games -- aren't anywhere to be found. As more and more users flock to the cool new Vita or the more functional phone platforms, the 3DS is going to go quietly into that good night.


I said from the start that it was a gimmicky attempt at getting more sales and it looks like the buying public isn't buying.
Alexander Supertramp this was uncalled for.
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It's not the 3DS itself, it's the lack of games. Also, at $170 it's a good bit less than an iPod touch.

It'll be fine.
Malkin kick 'em in the face; taste the body
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Yup, it's the games. Once there are games out people want to buy, the 3DS units will sell.
TechnoBill Freakazoid
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It may very well be too late at that point.
NightCougar of the Dawn +9650 postcount
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Nintendo did this before. Releasing new hardware while the old is still going. Then the new hardware has insane game prices or small list of titles. No incentive so new hardware suffers for a bit. Just need to completely cut off the old DS and get new games out. Hopefully before PSV.
Metacell Chocolate Brahma
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Wait...what...what Playstation are we currently using?
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Compelling article on the state of the 3DS