Kotaku writes: The buzz on the Nintendo 3DS hasn't been good, I recently mentioned to Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime.
I hear people complaining about a lack of must-play games and a lack of reasons to boot up the machine. The $250 handheld hardware, while impressive, is called too expensive. Nintendo even failed—by about 400,000 units—to sell its hoped-for four million 3DS systems by the end of March.
There were actually two problems holding prospective 3DS purchasers back, Fils-Aime told me, two problems he believes the company has addressed.