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Is the Nintendo 3DS Failing? | Patch.com

Nintendo's focus has seemingly shifted away from its tried-and-true "gameplay before hardware" mantra, and it might be backfiring.

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miyamoto2307d ago (Edited 2307d ago )

It looks like Nintendo really can't handle direct competition.

The DS was not in direct competition with the PSP due to the difference in the kind of games on each platform. One for the young & casual and the latter for hardcore gamers.

3DS is Nintendo's answer to the PSP and PS Vita for that matter but the hardware & software is really lacking to push its 'hardcore games' campaign to victory.
And what's worse is the casual department is also left out with no games.

Canary2307d ago

They can handle direct competition just fine.

Right now, the biggest obstacles to the 3DS are indirect competition--platforms that don't exist yet, and platforms from the last generation.

buckley2307d ago

Super-inexpensive mobile phone apps are direct competition. Casual gamers have little to no reason to spend $39.99 on a game.

dkgshiz2307d ago

Clearly its doing bad. A $90 price cut with in 5 months of its launch can tell us that much.

kesvalk2306d ago

this will end becoming a stigma on the gaming industry, it's the second "3d" console that is doing badly...