Nintendo 3DS release

The 3DS launched a few days ago to the anticipation of…uh no one really. Nintendo alienated its hardcore fans after catering to the casual market with the Wii and the original DS, and the casual market which proved so successful for Nintendo have all moved to other products like the iPad. A pitiful array of launch titles further adds to the bleakness of the 3DS launch. There have also been mass reports of hardware failure with estimates reaching a whopping 53% failure rate. As for me I’ll be waiting for the inevitable re-design, somewhat a tradition for Nintendo handhelds now.