GenGAME writes: A year and a half into its life span, the 3DS has carved out a pretty decent fanbase with all signs pointing towards increased sales over the next half a year or so. When you really think about it, it’s almost a no brainer that the 3DS has had such success early on; the system has seen far more than its fair share of Mario titles. As the highest-selling video game series of all time, Mario is a title that simply makes a system sell.
You can’t blame Nintendo for showering us with their biggest money-maker of a franchise early on, but sooner rather than later they’re going to have to stop relying on Mario so much to boost 3DS sales. As much as gamers flock to a new Mario game, there’s still a limit to just how much Mario we can take, and the 3DS is getting dangerously close to that limit. How will the 3DS continue to be prosperous in life after Mario?