Before being bombarded with legions of Nintendo fans, I want to set one thing straight: I am not a hater by nature. I stuck by Nintendo longer than anyone would want to stick with any one brand or gaming company, even long after I wasn't getting anything substantial out of it.
Another thing, I'm not including pictures in this blog post because I believe that anything I may put would offend someone. Please bear with me and my wall of text.
Before E3, I heard news that Nintendo had lost 66% of annual revenue in the past year, and lost even more the year before. The message was clear: It was time Nintendo focused on the audience that really mattered. The oldest and fiercest type of gamers. Not babies. Not "casual gamers."
Little kids like to act like their elders, and casual gamers already have a device I like to call the iPad. Heck, just two days ago my 10 year old cousin asked me if I wanted to play Mortal Kombat with him.
Then the conference came, and with it, my hopes shattered faster than you could say "It's-a Me, Mario!"
Nothing for me. They didn't announce a single game that got my blood pumping. I really didn't care anymore at that point.
Nintendo just lost a customer, and when I have kids, I won't be getting them Nintendo stuff either.