So, you thought that the 3DS craze was over, huh? In the UK, Tesco sold out of the 3D handheld once the price was slashed by Nintendo. Sagging sales seemed to signal dark times for the gaming juggernaut, but sometimes all you need is a little bit of a boost. With the dropped pricing, there are obviously several thousand gamers out there that simply wanted to get in on the lower price. Not a bad idea, if you ask me.
Learning that the unit actually has some impressive processing power and solid augmented reality applications, UK gamers are not the first to start snatching the units from shelves. We’re starting to see this trend everywhere, so perhaps all Nintendo needed to do was warm up the water a bit to get gamers to jump in…again, not a bad idea.
The price slashing should hold where it’s at now, and with games being sold at a lowered range as well, it’s probably the best time to find out what the 3DS is all about. Ocarina of Time 3D and Lego Pirates of the Caribbean have quickly become hot commodities, so if you don’t have them yet, you probably want to get on it. Nintendo admitted that they’re still hoping that more game developers get in on the 3D platform, and with some of the titles we’re seeing speculated, it seems that they’re starting to. In the meantime, go grab a 3DS if you don’t already have one. The price is right, and it probably won’t get much better!