3DS XL to Be Nintendo's Last 3D Focused Product
Trends come and go as fast as 1-2-3. What was popular a couple of years ago may not be as popular today. That's what Satoru Iwata believes has impacted the sales of the 3DS. As you must know by now, Nintendo's 3DS launched with a price tag of $249.99. It was only a few months later that Nintendo dropped that price down by nearly $100.
Iwata stated that Nintendo's use of 3D will not be its sole interest in their future. That is, use of 3D imaging will no longer be a key feature of their future hardware.
Iwata still believes that "3D is an important element" and that "it makes graphics more impactful, it proves a sense of immersion that 2D doesn't have, so I would say generally that 3D is better than 2D." However, Iwata believes that the 3DS launched at a time when 3D visual display was very popular. You can see how this trend had become all the rage but consumers slowly grew out of the idea after it became a social norm in movies and television.
Perhaps this is one reason the 3DS is losing momentum, but what about those of you who purchased a 3DS at launch and are still waiting for the games you wanted for it? Luigi's Mansion 2
and Paper Mario: Sticker Star
to name a couple. New Super Mario Bros. 2
is coming soon. Not to mention the 3DS XL. What else would you like to see on the 3DS?