Nintendo must learn from 3DS mistakes for Wii U launch's Neon Kelly looks at why the 3DS is struggling and why it's important Nintendo does things differently with the Wii U.

"Earlier this week Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata finally admitted what we've all known for some time now: that the 3DS launch was handled with all the care and foresight of a drunk nudist man-scaping his nether regions with a Black and Decker hedge-trimmer.

"We also must reflect on the fact that we were not able to launch Nintendo 3DS at a time when a sufficient number of strong software titles were ready," said Iwata, speaking at a shareholder meeting. "In order to avoid the same thing from happening to the Wii U, we are considering details, such as what software is suitable for the launch, more carefully than ever before."

Iwata is right to be concerned. When the 3DS was first revealed at E3 last year the response from the press and public was largely enthusiastic; now, some three and a half months after release, it feels as if that goodwill h...

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Grannyvukka2707d ago

Consumers should just smarten up & stop buying Nintendo products. I mean how much better would the game industry be if it were Nintendo who folded after there 16bit dominance & we still had Sega as a major hardware manufacturer instead of Nintendo....They are the biggest milkers in the industry & milked developers & gamers dry during the NES & SNES days. They tried holding onto catridge sooooo hard, as they could smash developers with licensing fees to use there proprietry format that were so high, that when Sony came along 99% of 3rd party developers that were previously Nintendo loyal, dropped them like hot rocks to escape Nintendo's way over priced cartridge use fees & non-existant development support for 3rd party developers.

Bury Nintendo with there out dated, rip off tactics....they milked the masses with outdated hardware in the Wii, just like they have been doing since the year dot in some form or another. Sega never deserved to go belly up half as much as Nintendo did & still do.

Just_The_Truth2707d ago

it'd be better for consumers if they just made software because their hardware is usually outdated and hardly gets third party support. Imagine pokemon on the PSV or zelda and smash bros. etc on the ps3 and xbox.

Biggest2707d ago

I don't agree. They're doing just fine as console producers. I do agree with their outlook on the 3DS/WiiU launch. Games will forever sell consoles.

Shackdaddy8362707d ago (Edited 2707d ago )

How are they milking their franchises? They came out with 2 zelda games, 1 SSB game, 2 Mario games, 1 Mario Kart game, 1 DK game, and 2 Kirby games this whole gen. If that's milking then Sony and Microsoft are milking too.

And I would rather not "bury Nintendo" seeing that they are the only ones that try new stuff with their consoles.

Getowned2707d ago (Edited 2707d ago )

yeah i agree if thats milking then sony and microsoft are causeing a milk flood (not to sound like a fanboy but)3 uncharted games, 3 resistance games, 2 killzone games, 2 LBP games, 2 warhawk games, 3 moterstorm's..3 halo games,3 gears of war games 3 fable games (not a 360 gamer so i don't know of any more then that lol)

But yeah i think nintendo have learned(i hope) and bring back there former glory simular to the N64 days,they can still make casual games as long has they bring a lot of hardcore games..but Nintendo is comeing back with a powerfull next gen console(your HDMI port is showing :) ),a new inovative controller and hardcore games and there bringing all of our favourite franchises like Mario and zelda to the wii U so far that sounds really good and we know there working on a smash bros game as well it will have backwardss compatibility with wii games and software.

Why all the hate for nintendo there actually trying to make it so that every gamer casual or hardcore will like the wii u lets give them a chance.with out nintendo gameing wouldnt be what it is today!

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Inside_out2707d ago (Edited 2707d ago )

@granny...I don't think the world would be better without Niny...FAR from it but...

...the charade with niny seems to be coming to a close. The 3Ds is a bad cash grab and the system is no different other than the 3D option and gamers are tiring of the Nintendo money grab DS line of scams.

They better get it right with the Wii-U because Sony and M$ have upped their games considerably. Nintendo believed that they could stay in their own little gaming bubble and everything would be fine...not so.

Apple, for example, has created it's own eco-system and everybody else is now racing to create there own....I'm not sure they can catch Apple who have, quite shrewdly, locked a lot of their technology up. They even have an outstanding patent court case for touch/tap screen control...imagine if they win that...o_0

Sony is investing in gaming while still trying to lock up some sort of " must need " technological's not working and blu-ray cost more to make than it's making. Digital download is the future and ALL electronic makers are moving in that direction in a big way. 3D is a gimmick that causes eye irritations and eventually eye damage.

M$ is part of the US military industrial complex ( Goggle, Apple, Facebook...etc ) and world domination, where, tracking and monitoring EVERYTHING is their ultimate goal...after all, it's all about the software. Who pay 8.5 billion dollars for a company that is mostly " free " and lost millions. :/

M$ is into MICRO-transactions and selling information...did you see how they signed deals with LG ( 3D ), R.I.M and now Facebook...interesting huh.

ChickeyCantor2707d ago (Edited 2707d ago )

Dreamcast wasn't even as/more powerful as the Gamecube.

Excuuuuuuuuuuse me princess.

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CrescentFang2707d ago

I didn't get the DS for the "oh it has a 2nd screen that I can touch!" and I'm certainly am not getting the 3DS because it has 3D, the only thing that has prevented me from getting one is the price tag... I want the games though, especially SMT Devil Survivor Overclocked, I missed the original on the DS and now it's sold out everywhere *cries*
Good read btw, I was almost going to go to "tl;dr mode" but decided not to lol

SilentNegotiator2707d ago (Edited 2707d ago )

Of course they did!

Lego GTA = Day 1, bro

colon2707d ago

Nintendo rarely seems to learn from their mistakes and yet you wouldn't know that with how successful they continue to be. I don't know if that's a good or bad thing.

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