Reggie Fils-Aime has said the two detracting factors slowing the 3DS’s uptake have been minimised.
“When we started talking to consumers who were aware or interested, but hadn’t yet bought, they told us two things,” the Nintendo of America president told Kotaku.
“First, I need a big Nintendo franchise for our purchase. The second thing was I need the network to be up. I need the connected experiences to be there.”
But now, apparently, both those problems are well on their way to being fixed, with the launch of the 3DS eShop and a first-party heavy release schedule
“We’re going to be launching Ocarina. We’re going to follow with a steady drumbeat of Star Fox and Kid Icarus and two Mario titles and the Luigi title.
“I think we’ve got that issue not only identified but addressed.”
Good games take time to make – but why did Nintendo wait so long to get the eShop up and running?
“We thought there would have been a tighter gap between launch and the first network update,” Fils-Aime commented.