There was a lot of hoopla in 2011 about the 3DS being a huge success, a total failure, doomed by Nubageddon, rescued by Mario, and so forth. It was all pretty dramatic. When you sit back an look at the numbers though, it all seems pretty calm and straight forward.
It's nice to see Nintendo's hard work and sacrifice pay off. I'm especially happy to see newly added free applications like Swapnote (the best in-console messaging system and mini-comic creation software EVER) be so warmly received by both existing 3DS fans and newcomers alike. Here's to Nintendo carrying that momentum into 2012 -- a great year for videogame journalism.
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