IGN: The 3DS Drought is Over (So Stop Complaining)

The 3DS has gotten a lot of flak since its trouble-ridden launch this past March. Those seven months have been something of a roller coaster ride for the system, and especially for its early adopters. Given that the 3DS had some serious issues - most notably a hefty price tag, a dismal battery life and a meager software library - a lot of this heat is understandable, and even warranted.

TheBlackMask4233d ago

I don't think the lack of games was the main problem. In fact it was one of many problems

The 3DS was just not very well planned out overall, the added second analouge stick for example prooves looks stupid and cheap. Something like that should of been there from the start.........lets not forget the ridiculous launch price.

Nintendo are not perfect and people really have got to stop defending them and call them out when they do something wrong. I mean the ONM made it look like Nintendo were being generous to the fans and that's why they lowered the price and gave out the 10 free downloadable games.........but we all know the real reason.

Sobari4233d ago

Even as a big Nintendo fan, I do have to agree. There are so many things Nintendo did with the 3DS that I wish they did differently.

The motion sensors contradict the system and aren't even being used effectively, so including them just contributed to the system's high launch price. There should have been a second analog stick instead of them.

The web browser on the 3DS is also worse than the one on the DSi. At least the DSi browser loaded every web page I threw at it correctly. Literally, the only thing holding the browser back was the DSi's specs, as the only errors I ran into were "not enough memory." The 3DS browser, on the other hand, can hardly render a single page correctly. Nintendo should have stuck with Opera.

The last thing I have a problem with is the eShop, which is an ungodly mess. Your best bet is to only use the "recently added" section, as the categories that everything is divided into are either too vague or too random to be of any real use. It's surprising that Nintendo made it like this, since the Wii Shop Channel is perfect, so they already have the basis for a good online shop.

AWBrawler4232d ago


sorry I was playing Phoenix Wright.

but the eshop is set up better than Wiishop in my opinion. following their categories helped me find some good games, minus that horrible Paul's Monster Adventure crap

Sobari4232d ago


Occasional glimmer of hope ≠ stable consistency.

AWBrawler4232d ago

don't get me wrong, I agree that there was a lot of flaws with the launch, but the eshop isn't one.

Iroquois_Pliskin4232d ago

Its going to be the ps3 scenario all over again...

NewMonday4232d ago

it has must buys for me now, but they are still way off:

Phoenix Wright vs P.Lyton
Crimson Shroud

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VampiricDragon4233d ago (Edited 4233d ago )

Wow a positive nintendo article from ign..............have pigs started flying? Either way its nice to see.

The 3ds is doing very very well now. Better than the ds did in terms of games, sales of both hardware and software at the same point (fact)

dragon quest, ff, monster hunter, mario are all landing on the system soon amongst other things. Then take cover.

Nintendo has a real shot at that 16 million fiscal target which would be higher in the first fiscal year than pretty much any nintendo system ever

AWBrawler4232d ago

hold on there buddy. what DQ is coming to 3DS?

Ddouble4232d ago

Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime 3

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Ddouble4232d ago

Yea all Nintendo is doomed articles need to be postponed for now. Once we're in January we can start analysing things properly.

If the holiday sales are dissapointing then yea you can say they're in trouble but if not, then it's back to business as usual.

It all begins with Super Mario 3D Land releasing this thursday in Japan. Lets wait and see

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