3DS announcement “clashes” with DSi XL, says analyst

By Nathan Grayson
30 March 2010 02:00 GMT


We now present an informative look at how to promote your brand new portable hardware revision.

Method #1: Attempt to end world hunger – Yes.

Method #2: Send out comically small press releases – Yes.

Method #3: Turn your console into yesterday’s news before it’s even out with a brand new, all-around better console – NO. Bad Nintendo. Bad. Don’t make us shake this can of nickels at you in a threatening manner.

Senior analyst with M2 Research Billy Pigeon – who is, sadly, not a family friendly mascot of any sort – concurs. Speaking with CNBC, he said:

“Apparently, the Japanese press was all over it and talked with suppliers there and Nintendo just wanted to get out ahead by breaking the news to prevent a leak. Does it clash with the DSi XL? Yes it does.”

“The XL is old news, however, in Japan – and Nintendo is a very Japan-centric organization. This is just the corporate parent in Japan maybe not acting in the best interest of Nintendo of America,” he explained.

He added, also, that the DSi XL and 3DS set the stage for Nintendo to slash prices on its older DS hardware, so that those of us who aren’t interested in 3D or – even more unlikely – don’t have the all-too-common combination of gorilla hands and legal blindness can join in on the fun.

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