Quantcast
Nintendo 'intentionally delayed' 3DS games to 2012 - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Nintendo 'intentionally delayed' 3DS games to 2012


10:00 AM on 11.01.2011
Nintendo 'intentionally delayed' 3DS games to 2012 photo



Nintendo has confessed that it's purposely holding back some of its upcoming 3DS games, planning to release them next year in a bid to maximize sales. 

"For us to provide software titles one after another, one idea is, 'Isn't it possible for Nintendo to stock some of its software titles instead of launching them as soon as the development is completed?'" he said. "Video games need to stay fresh, so it is not practical for us to put them on hold for too long, but we think that some of them may be held for a certain amount of time so that there will be a short interval between when they are completed and when they are launched.

"We are taking on this sort of challenge for the Nintendo 3DS. For example, when we look at the software lineup for the year-end sales season, it is so dense that, if we added any more software, the total sales would not increase. Accordingly, we have intentionally delayed the launch of some software titles to early next year."

This is likely a wise move, with Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land both out before Christmas. What wasn't wise was having very little on shelves after the system's launch, something Iwata has acknowledged. He said Nintendo needed a "more thorough backup plan" to keep the 3DS interesting.

It's a shame that the 3DS doesn't have some sort of online store where cool games could've been released all year, right?






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







3DS

11:00 AM on 10.01.2014
Here's how team colors will work for Super Smash Bros. Wii U

While the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. is just around the corner, I know quite a bit of people who will be waiting on the Wii U edition. The good news is although the game is still a ways off (rumors point to mid Nov...more



10:00 AM on 10.01.2014
Super Smash Bros. 3DS won't support the Circle Pad Pro because of a hardware issue

As everyone knows, the GameCube controller allowed for a certain amount of versalitlty when it came to Smash Bros. games. With the C-stick option, players could use it for quick smash attacks, which was a great thing to ...more



8:00 AM on 10.01.2014
One modder shows how to hook a GameCube controller up to your 3DS for $12

One of the only problems I had with Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS was using the Circle Pad for a prolonged use of time. I actually got used to using the portable's controls over time, but the pad itself wears on my thumb...more



View all 3DS






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more