— Nintendo Enthusiast:
The 3DS has proven to be a stellar platform in the 6+ years it’s been on the market. Having sold 67 million units and counting, it’s definitely fair to call the little handheld a decent success. Even so, things haven’t always been positive. The 3DS got off to a pretty bad start at launch and it took a few months for Nintendo rectify the situation. What was the main issue? It was considered to be ‘too expensive’. But, why? Well, all because of the 3D-functionality; the system’s core feature. In retrospect, making 3D the core part of the handheld was probably not the best move for Nintendo.