The 3DS isn’t off to the start that most people expected. All around the world the system just isn’t selling well. There’s a strong chance that things will change in the future. Sales will likely pick up by the holiday season, when a trio of big titles – Super Mario, Mario Kart, and Kid Icarus: Uprising – will be released.
Unsurprisingly, when asked about the reception of the 3DS so far, Shigeru Miyamoto acknowledged that “the sales curve could be better”. He said that the launch lineup also lacked “a fairly comprehensive range of games.” With new features being added to the system and new titles launching, Miyamoto expects the situation to improve.
Miyamoto’s (roughly) translated response can be read below:
“Obviously, we can consider that the sales curve could be better, especially when compared to those of our previous hardware, and we were hoping to better themselves. But we must take into account the overall context of the industry during this period , and a cooling global sales of hardware. I also think that we have unfortunately not been able to present from the start a fairly comprehensive range of games. But this is no longer the case: New features online and a series of highly anticipated games will be there for the summer. The content that our players expect happens, do not worry.”