Nintendo still has faith in the Nintendo 3DS, even though the system is struggling to sell more hardware. During the Nintendo Direct presentations, Nintendo announced a number of new titles for the system, and the company hopes that the massive release slate will help improve the consoles’ sales. Nintendo’s Bill Trinen spoke with Gamespot, and he explained why he thought the system will take off later this year.
“We have noticed that in the US in particular, people tend to, at least when it comes to handheld gaming, they tend to shift generations a lot more slowly than they do particularly in Japan,” he said. “In Japan, once a new handheld system comes out it’s like everybody just goes right to it. GameBoy Advance was the same way; DS was the same way; 3DS now. It does take a couple of years. But then once it does, it really builds steam and so with the lineup that we’re seeing this year, to me it really feels like this is the year that 3DS is really going to take off.”
I’m sure the system’s sales figures will improve, we may even get another price drop. The latter half of the year will be packed with 3DS games, and 3DS owners won’t have to look very far for a good game to play.