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Submitted by Rumb13stiltzkin 1446d ago | article

Cancelled 3DS Games: Signs of a Failing System?

Pop Arma writes, "Developers have begun to regard the platform with caution. Some titles, such as Gabrielle’s Ghostly Groove 3D and Crush3d!, have been delayed until their respective companies can assess the current state of the 3DS while an alarming number of others have been outright cancelled. Consumers and analysts began to cry doom, comparing (as has become tradition) the console to Nintendo’s infamous Virtual Boy, and even numbering the 3DS’s days.

But are these cancellations really testaments to the console’s health?" (3DS, Assassin's Creed: Lost Legacy, DJ Hero 3D, Mega Man Legends 3, My Garden, Saint's Row: Drive-By)

MattyF  +   1446d ago
Okay, Mega Man 3 wasn't going to happen because Capcom never had intentions of letting it release. Assassin's Creed isn't cancelled as the concept for the 3DS game became Revelations. DJ Hero 3D got cancelled because Activision killed the entire franchise. Saints Row was an XBLA port and never got off the ground, while My Garden was mostly a tech-demo and lacked substance.

So, no, they aren't signs of a failing system.
Rumb13stiltzkin  +   1446d ago
I couldn't agree with you more about them not being signs of the system's "failure".

The purpose of this article is to address the myriad I've seen that consider these cancellations the death knell of the 3DS.
jacksonmichael  +   1446d ago
Signs of a failing system? No. Signs that these companies don't care about us? Almost for certain.
Salarian  +   1446d ago
It's not a sign that they don't care, because ultimately they do. They want us to be happy so we give them their money. (Except for Nintendo, who apparently doesn't like money.)

It's a sign that the companies don't believe these titles would be worth the cost of production. Instead of produce a predicted flop, they'd rather cut their losses and put their resources into something that's going to keep their company alive.
Bull5hifT  +   1446d ago
Hmm, this is wierd , i feel like they should refund peoples money back and work on something more amazing, or the option to get the newer NEXT GEN worthy console for alot less, when i bought my Sega Dreamcast, a few months later i heard they were discontinuing it and i just traded it back in for my money, very simple no Remorse or hatred, if they would have announced a revised more powerful Sega Game Console, i would have gladly have waited ... But after no news of anything new from sega ,i put that money together and sold my ps1 with my 20 games, and Bought a PS2' i was a Twisted Metal Fan and that TM: Black trailer was amazing.... Main thing that puts me off of this console was the way the top screen and bottom screen hit each other and the displat versions at best buy had the buttons lifting up and people complaining about 3D headaches, theres something wrong with my eyes where i really have to strain my eyes and focus in order to get any 3d effect, even watching Avatar on the Huge IMAX screen ... Was a pain , maby i need thicker glasses or im sorta crossed eyed' im hoping this fad will fad sooner than later, bring on the OLED Holographic technology
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clearelite  +   1446d ago
ANOTHER one of these articles, seriously?
scepter  +   1446d ago
3ds is doomed price drop is cover up cuz virtual boy failed so will this world is not ready for 3d it dont work u need virtual reality people would buy that in heart beat

nitendo went to the craphole after the n64 ds was solid system 3ds sux gamecube sucked wii sucks so will wii u
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xsymbiot  +   1446d ago
The 3ds didn't fail, its a great system that lacks games. I met several 3ds owners at a pokemon card convention (yeah, I know), and the only complaint was that everyone used it to play old ds games. Not one person complained about eye strain or headaches from playing 3d titles, and we were all really happy with this iteration of the ds over previous releases. The system only fails because of the lack of worthy content, to date there are only 2 games worth playing, zelda and street fighter. Let's not forget that the 3ds launched after last holiday season. Mix the price drop with upcoming titles and a hopeful holiday season and nintendo can see a major turn around.
Rumb13stiltzkin  +   1446d ago
Well-said!

Here's hoping!
charmer  +   1445d ago
only silly sony fanboys would still talk about 3ds failing....price cut is working, more games are being announce and 3d is taking off...
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Stealth2k  +   1445d ago
Theres been more new games announced than games cancelled
Trekster_Gamer  +   1445d ago
I enjoy the 3ds
I have myself and 3 kids that play the 3ds. The kids love the 3d effect (yes they are older than 6). I can take only so much of the 3d, thats due to my eyes and not the system. It is neat to know that 3d option is there and I can use it as I wish. My hope is that they concentrate on new 3DS titles that really take advantage of the systems potential. I would also prefer to pay much less for the ancient GB titles on Eshop. They would get more of my money of they did.

if they really want to re-release a titles about about ROUGE LEADER in 3d! That would easily trump Starfox!

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