The Nintendo 3DS eShop was one of the biggest advertised features on Nintendo’s latest handheld — other than the 3D effect — but sadly, things haven’t panned out exactly how Nintendo and their fans had hoped.
Ever since the Wii I've lost faith in Nintendo. They should go the route of sega and stick to making games.
Imagine your favorite games and video game styles dying and being lost to time forever. If Nintendo ceased making consoles that is how I, and many others, would feel about the industry. Maybe Mario would be on PlayStation, but a battered and crushed Nintendo wouldn't be able to make it the same ever again. And if they tanked really hard, that might be all they ever do. Maybe it wouldn't affect you or many others, but Nintendo's demise would be a black day for the industry and gamers everywhere, and gaming would never be the same.
I think it's important to not look at Nintendo on the whole... yes, they do some things very, very good. But so does Microsoft, and so does Sony. The important thing is to look at each aspect, and to take notice of where Nintendo fails--and to criticize them for those failings. This is what being a responsible consumer is all about. When it comes to hardware, let's face it, Nintendo has a LOT to learn from its competition. Firmware? Digital Distribution? Nintendo is so far behind the curve it's just plain silly. Yes, Nintendo makes great games. Yes, they're pretty much the ONLY people out there still making platformers and action/adventure titles, like Mario and Zelda. No one--no one--is criticizing them for that. And why should they? I, for one, agree with Moduserous. Just think about what would REALLY happen if Nintendo, like Sega, were to abandon the hardware game? They'd have that much more time and resources to put toward games like Zelda, Metroid, Mario, and the like. That's great, right? And they could be offering those games through companies that have a far better grasp of how to handle the modern gaming market. No more expensive peripherals. No more consoles with the bare minimum of required memory. No more price-gouging. No more eShop/Wiiware crap that's overpriced and rarely updated. .... But, on the other hand, I still find I must disagree for one very, very important reason. I think most of us can agree that, so far, the 3DS has been pretty disappointing, yes? Well, take a look at the Playstation Vita. It was priced at exactly the same point as the 3DS. Would that have happened if Nintendo had not been in the game? Probably not. Would we have sixaxis, move or kinect without nintendo? Probably not. Would we have any JRPGs worth playing this generation, if not for Nintendo's hardware? Probably not. Competition, people--it's necessary. If Nintendo exits, Sony takes over completely. Yes, Nintendo has treated its customers very poorly over the past few years. And so has Sony. But imagine how much worse either of them would be if the other were to suddenly disappear?
Dude F*** THAT ! not even funny dude,why would you want Nintendo to stick to making games and not consoles ?? You didn't like the Wii or the 3DS ? SO WHAT !? there is still the WiiU to look out for Jesus man,enough with the hate,I prefer gaming most on my Sony consoles and I love my PS3 exclusives,but I highly respect Nintendo and what they gave to the gaming industry. some people....urgh!
Just because Nintendo saved the gaming idustry in the 80's does not mean people have to blindly follow the company and ignore its flaws as a gaming company. Though I'm not saying recent Nintendo consoles were horrible, they aren't as well thought out. -Look at the N64 with cartridges -Look at the GCN with small discs -Look at the wii, which was basically a gamecube with motion controls. -Look at the 3DS, no second analog stick and basically makes the bottom screen pointless since the objective of the console is to view the top screen 99% of the time. oh and the most important of all; the lack of third party support, which is the biggest number of games a console has. No one can deny that nintendo makes amazing games, and that's it, amazing games; that's why the idea of just being a software company is really not that surprising... bring on the hate N4g :)
I respect what Nintendo DID for the industry, but tell me, what are they doing now? The Wii did not cater to the core, and the 3DS is suffering a slow start, and the time I have spent with it, I can see why it is... Do you think the Wii U is going to magically change it? Nintendo did wonders for the world of gaming as we know it, but they are no longer adding anything to it. And at this point would do better as a 3'rd party game company rather then a console company. Yes, it would be sad, however I do think gaming would move forward, remember when Sega fell? it was down too two then, Sony and Nintendo. History would repeat and this time Sony and Microsoft would remain until a third arises again. It's just business. Remember Atari? Edit: @ White-Sharingan Well Said!
It's not about hate it's about the fact that ever since Nintendo tricked serious gamers into buying the Wii they stopped making games for anyone apart from kids and casual gamers. Now the 3DS flops on the whole right out of the gates. Yeah Nintendo is circling the drain. They need to release some more games worth playing.
I have to agree with White-Sharingan.....most people who follow Nintendo are blind and ignore the companys flaws. I mean even the Journalism industry does, for example if you pick a copy of the official Playstation magazine or the official Xbox magazine you will get articles in them defend or reassuring the fanbase of a decision Sony or Microsoft have made. Take a look in the ONM magazines, they think Nintendo are god, for the past two issures there hasn't been any negative stuff about the three biggest issures, the mixed reception towards the Wii U, the price cut of the 3DS and the poor sales towards the 3DS. Always taking about how the Wii U will change the industry and how the PS4/Xbox 720 are up for a challenge......please. I want the old Nintendo back who knew what they were doing....the creative Nintendo who didn't need to rely on gimmicks to sell something and the caring Nintendo who cared about their loyal fanbase.
@ Sharingan That lack of third party support comes from companies abandoning Nintendo for Sony's first PlayStation, and consumer response to this shift. Many of these gamers were constantly exposed to advertisements bad mouthing Nintendo (remember, alot of them were the newcomer "casuals" of that gen), and media outlets gradually followed in this trend, causing more negative public perception and less third party support. Nintendo tried to rely on it's own games, but this only alienated third parties more. Nintendo has only recently regained some of this trust and support from third parties, but negative stories and nonsense rumur spreading have started up, which really isn't helping. On topic, though, while I love the 3DS, it's eshop has disappointed me.
I got the entire snes,gb,gbc,gba,nes rom library on my psp via emulators, who om earth will pay for old gb games it just damn retarded.
I agree with ronin. when SEGA died off I and many others were heart broken. several SEGA franchises died and never came back. If Nintendo did the same, I'm sure that a lot of my favorite franchises will get left behind our screwed over because the Console manufacturer doesn't want it on their console unless its their way. No True gamer should ever gloat and brag and wish the demise of any respectable company.
only on N4G can you get disagrees for saying a respectable company shouldn't die
wii was legit Nintendo stop consoles-MS and Sony don't have anything to rip off gaming industry dies Wii U- is redemption- not that Ninty needed it
I'd say the whole 3DS has been a disappointment! Nintendo is pretty sucky lately, and stupid.
Did you actually buy one?
I did, actually. Worst $250 I ever spent.
I'm sorry to hear that. I'm enjoying mine just fine. But to each his own.
im so excited for mine dude nintendo has been dominating lately and thw WiiU will further that plus now all the good 3ds games are coming
I think it still has potential.
Yeah, if you like buying games you can get used for $3 each, and not even get a physical media.
ive had a lot of fun with my 3DS, i even went on a date with it. http://www.youtube.com/user...
Alot of people don't want the physical media so boohoo for you. And why would you buy a game for $3 for an old gameboy when you can as a download for the same price with a backlight, circle pad and save function?
Mango number fiveeeeee
I don't get it....
Here is the video http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Yeah, there's not enough games on it and they're all extremely expensive. What to do is put all the virtual console stuff on to start with (I want nes and snes games) and go from there. Then put the price down because, seriously? £4 for an old gameboy mario game? Maybe it's because I was expecting app store prices.
the question is who approves these type of articles
Its a crap and very unorganized
I wonder if the eShop would've been better if Iwata didn't talk shit about mobile devs. I think it would be great if EA put some of their IOS games on the eShop
The 3DS feels rushed, especially the eShop. I'm very disappointed with the machine, I was expecting a huge leap in terms of handheld technology, but the only thing that came good out of the machine was the analog stick, oh and netflix on it is pretty cool, but that you can get on anything so it doesn't really count. Also, the Wii was a big disappointment, the motion controls sucked, playing mario, metroid, and zelda felt gimmicky and took the charm out of those games, though they were all good games, I would have preferred to play them with a regular controller. I think Nintendo's quality has bombed since the Wii. As a gamer, this is really disheartening cause Nintendo was the company that made gaming what it is today. But now its all about the $$$$$$$$$. Nintendo has sold it's soul to the devil.
The wii and ds were highly successful. Mario galaxy 1 & 2 owned everything this gen what gimmick? You sir are fail.
"Mario galaxy 1 & 2 owned everything this gen" lulz whut?
Yep. Mario Galaxy 1&2 beats everything. Don't believe me? Go to the all format chart on Gamerankings.com http://www.gamerankings.com... See the three games on the top there? Why, they're Zelda and Mario games. And look at #2 and #3, they're Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2. Conclusion: in the opinion of hardened, jaded, experienced games reviewers, not fan boys, Super Mario Galaxy 1&2 are the best games on any format - not only this gen, but all time and are rated higher than anything the Xbox, the Xbox 360, the PS 1,2 and 3 has to offer. Oh and the #1 game is Zelda: Ocarina Of Time, which has recently been remade for the 3DS.
and yet...it didn't sell as much as other games. So you're excusing nintendo for all the shovelware games they released on the Wii's lifespan just because they released two good games? Also, don't make it seem like Sony does not have games as high as Mario Galaxy; Uncharted 2 and GTA4 has only 1 percent of a difference compared to SMG, so don't make it seem like 1% is a huge leap.
I understand that the Wii isn't for everyone, but it dang sure had a lot of variety in games that appealed to more people.And people who claim that Mario Zelda and the like are worse this gen, are just trolling Can you honestly say Sunshine is better than Galaxy?? Also as far as hardcore games go. A lot of people confuse mainstream games with hardcore games. Here's a hint: Walmart carries mostly mainstream games. If you want Hardcore Wii games like Muramasa, Phantom Brave, Monster Hunter Tri, Sin and Punishment 2, No More Heroes, Cursed Mountain, and the like, then you need to go to gamestop or shop online like I do. As for the 3DS, can we atleast go past one christma before you guys announce it dead? besides it's doing pretty damn good for a system that launched in march. it's done enough to have t least 1 mill for each month it's been available. how is that bad?
I remember when I was a kid, I knew teenagers and grown men who played super mario 64. In the opening scene of mario galaxy however, mario is running down the road with his arms out, pretending to be an airplane. Nuff said. But hey zelda and metroid were awesome on the wii, better than a regular controller in my opinion. Deffinitely not gimmicky. But I feel like mario has been targeted way more for kids when he used to be more for everyone.
what you are referring to is just a normal reaction in Japanese anime to showcase the characters happiness. Yes it looks childish to us, but in Japan that's normal, and I believe mario's main games have gotten harder, as opposed to easier like Zelda games.
Interesting point, I didn't think of that. But I felt like Mario Galaxy was easier than Sunshine and 64. The controls felt more simple, but what I didn't like was how galaxy seemed to take out the element of exploration I loved so much in 64 and sunshine. All the levels in galaxy were more linear.
they wii sold like crazy and the graphics for the 3ds are far better than anything thats CURRENTLY out. plus dude really we cant use dualshocks for ever the motion control were great on the wii and i cant w8 for wii U
I still have faith in Nintendo,they do need to get their shit together,but I really thing that they will pull it off in the end and get back to being awesome ! Do not disappoint Nintendo !
First off: Anyone else getting these god damn annoying ads with sound? 2nd: 3DS as a whole is a gigantic bust.
$4 too expensive?
uh whats wrong with the eshop?
Is the E-shop for the 3DS the same as the Wii channel? Please say it is. It makes no sense to make a separate channel when the 3DS hardware could probably handle it.
No it's not the same. The eShop actually works alot better anyway besides a lack of new games. Wii Shop Channel is so bad I've passed on games I've actually really wanted just so I didn't have to deal with it. And I'm sure the 3DS could handle that horrible shop anyway even though nobody would want it to.
I'm thinking that Nintendo is trying to figure out how to get Wii Party or Wii Sports on the 3DS. They need to get that rocking chair crowd playing the handheld. That would explain why there is just a dribble of games coming out. Why would they need to provide great games when they can sell Wii Crap to hundreds of thousands of people?
METROIDS way more hardcore then anything xbox can throw out
I havnt used it myself but my bro was showin me all the cool stuff on it and he loves. Its basic compared to xbl but my bro isnt as big a gamer as me he sticks ti nintendo, metroid, zelda, ssf4, mario, exc. He has automatic downloads of badass 3d videos, its pretty cool. They just need more games, bigger arcade games like castle crashers, limbo, guardian of light, stuff like that is perfect for the 3ds nintendos slacking there. They could easily add tons of arcade games and itouch games (the good ones) just to get a bigger cataloug. Its a decent start but far from finished.
The 3DS is an utter disappointment. Mine will be traded for the Vita.
I don't really like my 3ds but I think ima hold on to mine. However I will be getting the vita at the end of the year!!!!
I think Vita got moved to 2012.
I'm buying my vita from japan
i bought my 3ds for the nintendo games and some 3rd party . Im still keeping my 3ds for the nintendo games but all 3rd party will go to Vita. Im not an idiot, i bought the 3ds for the Nintendo games, i wasnt expecting a little shit store to have anything worth their price. nintendo has crap online system , so it wasnt a disappointment, it was expected.
first off for the people who keeps saying everyone is disappointed with 3ds the only people who say that are people who don't own it or have just played a demo at a store just so they could say they played it even though they never wanted one and always wanted a vita but just played cause they like to hate on nintendo stuff. what i just wrote is true and no matter how many times yinz hit the disagree button it won't change the truth. and i personally know 6 3ds owners.most in or above there 20's and one thats 17 that love there 3ds 6 people!and everyone else loves it when they see mine and i show sony and microsoft fans.these are the same people who can't wait to talk shit on wii to me but always want to play my 3ds hmmm maybe i got a magic 3ds that does better stuff than everyone else yeah thats probably it right n4g users? and as for the eshop i'm sick of people that are just stupid and just don't go to search and put in dsiware and wow what happens?i know it brings up dsiware games wow that was hard!and yeah 3d classic aren't that great yet but so what more will come stop crying if we didn't get any yinz would cry.if we got zelda in the 3d classics yinz would cry i wanted mario.if we got metroid for the gameboy virtual console someone would cry i wanted more zelda.know matter what they put someone cries.what i know is new games come out every week and if for a week or two somthing you don't like comes out that does not make it a bad service.the eshop is way better than the wii shop and the dsiware shop i know cause i have a wii,dsi,3ds,and i got a xbox 360 and sometimes it's a month on xbox live before theres something i want on it that doesn't make it bad.we have becomes the most jaded crybaby bunch of gamers in history!!!and if you own a 3ds and don't like it put up your friend code and prove you own it and don't like it!i will give you mine and i can show you do have a 3ds and don't like it.cause you would be the first person that i know for a fact you own it and don't like it.
I find it funny that people bash the 3DS but praise the Vita. And the vita hasn't even launched yet.
Your right, so the Vita has no problems yet. I'm looking forward to it myself, but if it has any problems I will not hesitate to criticize it. I'm not a fanboy, I will point out the mistakes of all companies.
I own a 3ds you can add me right know if you want. I just don't like it that much. Its okay just not what I'd expect for a handheld released in 2011. Its hardware capabilities are very underwhelming. And I have Zelda 3ds and DOA. And as far as features go.... the internet browser is weak. Lack of YouTube support hurts. I mean this thing lacks killer apps. Its 2011 and all Nintendo has managed to do is release a machine on par with the Sony PSP, slap 3d on one screen with 2 cameras and call it next Gen hand held. There are phones more capable for the price. Atleast the psv seems to have what it takes to be a good handle held. I have a few problems with the vita but after getting to play it I believe it can take Nintendos 3ds
I never was a fan of the points system plus in my opinion Nintendo could have a better store. But it really isnt a big deal.
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