Sessler's Soapbox: 3DS - An Uphill Battle

Posted: January 25, 2011
Sessler's Soapbox: 3DS - An Uphill Battle
Adam sits down to express his reservations and concerns about the marketability of the Nintendo 3DS.

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  • Mykel_the_archangel

    While price is an issue, I think that there are plenty of people out there that will buy something just because it has Nintendo's name on it, and they know it. Though I have to say, that they may have made a wise decision waiting until the start of the year instead of rushing it for the holidays. Doing this will let all the people that want one at release get one. Then they can start cranking up production while hype is still low for the people in the world that don't keep up with video game industry. All the while they can let word of mouth, store displays, and early adopters really give this things some hype. That way come the holiday buying frenzy season they can have enough stock to do a better job at keep up with demand than they did with the Wii.

    Posted: January 25, 2011 12:55 PM
  • Cyphin

    I pretty much agree with everything Adam said except the price and launch lineup. For what you are getting, a new and ( in gaming terms ) unique experience, $250 doesn't seem that bad. The PSP when it first launched was $250 and various smartphones cost the same or more when you take the contract into account. As for launch lineups, I think the last system to actually have a day one must have was the first XBOX with Halo. I think with most core gamers they buy systems because of the games that will be coming out for it.

    Posted: January 25, 2011 12:53 PM
  • xWicKeDrAdx

    I'm curious to check it out but I'll definately wait a while. I'm not really into 3D anything but if they make solid games I'll get it.

    Posted: January 25, 2011 12:53 PM
  • mksystem74

    I had my doubts with the 3DS, but Adam has made me realize these doubts are correct. I want the 3DS, but I don't mind waiting to see what ore they do with it first. I only use my DSi for Pokemon and taking quick pictures right now and I'll rent a game here and there when Gamefly doesn't send me a game I want, but that's it. Thanks Adam for making me realize I'm not kidding myself with these doubts and concerns .

    Posted: January 25, 2011 12:43 PM
  • Kidmafia

    I'm looking forward a lot for this. But I do agree, the 3DS is a portable, a very impressive one at that, but its a portable. It is not something that I'm really going to sit down when I'm at home to play vs a console.

    Posted: January 25, 2011 12:32 PM
  • ZyloWolfBane

    Considering how long it took for them to put out some decent games on the original DS when they originally came out, yeah probably not, I'll wait.

    Same goes for the Wii, I still own less games on the Wii than any other console.

    Posted: January 25, 2011 12:31 PM