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


NIS: Stores don't want to sell non-AAA 3DS games


9:00 AM on 10.08.2011
NIS: Stores don't want to sell non-AAA 3DS games photo



Cave Story is coming to 3DS, which is exciting news for fans of the cult smash platform title. However, publisher NIS America isn't exactly jumping for joy. President Haru Akenaga is worried about the game, claiming NIS delayed Cave Story 3D because retailers wouldn't want to sell it.

"I’m really worried about sales for Cave Story," he confessed. "It’s not the quality of the game, it’s the market. Actually, we could have released the title in the summer of this year, but the market was not great then.

"Almost all of the retailers did not want to carry 3DS titles that were not AAA titles. That’s why we postponed the release of Cave Story until the market conditions improved. Now there are many big titles coming and that should be better for 3DS. I hope Cave Story will have reorders and always have a spot on store shelves."

Dtoid editor Tony Ponce refutes this claim, citing he's seen far too many copies of Bust-A-Move 3D in stores. Personally, I'm surprised by this, if only for the fact that I didn't think the 3DS had any "AAA" titles on shelves, outside of Ocarina of Time. How curious. 

NIS America Talks About Neptunia’s Success And Concerns For Cave Story [Siliconera]






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 PM on 03.04.2015
Review: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars

A little more than four years ago, Nintendo released Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! on the original DS. It continued the series' focus on the miniature Mario robots, to the chagrin of fans of the platforming in the ...more



12:45 PM on 03.04.2015
Nintendo's big release schedule for Never Alone, Don't Starve, and lots of other indies

Klei's wilderness survival game Don't Starve: Giant Edition is headed to the Wii U eShop this spring with a convenient map viewable on the GamePad screen (or Off-TV play, if you'd rather). Great! Also cool: E-Line's charming ...more



11:00 AM on 03.04.2015
Smash Bros. dev bringing blocky puzzler BOXBOY! to 3DS

HAL Laboratories (Super Smash Bros., Mother) has been busying itself with a couple Kirby games recently, but it looks like someone over there had an idea for a lil puzzle game and rolled with it. BOXBOY! (already released on...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