Despite the slow start and overly expensive price tag, Kotaku believes that the Nintendo 3DS has become the best gaming machine on the market. The publication points out that we’ve had one of the best Mario games out there, we’ve also had the incredible Fire Emblem: Awakening, and the best Resident Evil in a long time. The future is looking bright for the console which was slated shortly after launch by analysts who were convinced the handheld wasn’t relevant due to smartphones and tablets. Sales for the Nintendo 3DS now stand at 30 million worldwide and are sure to be boosted by the games that were announced at today’s Nintendo Direct presentation. Here’s some choice excerpts from the article.
“That’s a lot of name-dropping, but the point is this: the 3DS is impressive, and continues to get more and more impressive as Nintendo does more and more to support it. While it’s always fun to debate over console power and technical specs, the best video game systems are, quite simply, the systems that have the best games. In 2013, that’s the 3DS.”
“The 3DS has followed the same path, and now it’s booming. Sales are great—Nintendo says they’ve moved 30 million of the little buggers worldwide—and the machine has exceeded our expectations by a great deal.”
“Maybe it was the near-death experience that did it.”