Dr. Noh Chimes in on Recent Nintendo Rumblings
The leaked information of the slide pad attachment for the 3DS is making video game fans across the internet cry foul upon Nintendo. The current thought is that because the release of this addition is coming, there will inevitably soon be a redesign of the 3DS with the second slide pad built in, a 3DS Lite if you will. With the recent price drop of the 3DS and the recently leaked slide pad information, the result is the belief that Nintendo does not have confidence in their hardware.
As much as I love the internet, I tire of the knee jerk reaction that video game fans tend to have. Video Game Fans are fickle. When it comes to consoles, sins are quick to be shat upon, but are just as quickly forgiven when there is a reason to play said shat on console. With the Wii-U and this new 3DS slide pad attachment, video game fans are jumping the gun. There is barely any knowledge about these products. The Wii-U has no price point, release date, and launch title list. We have no idea if the 3DS slide pad is intended to be used beyond Monster Hunter 3G. Have some patience. Take a shit on whatever you want when you actually know something about it, or better yet, after you have played it.
Recent sentiment towards Nintendo on the internet is to question whether they should get out of the hardware business and focus on software, as Sega has. I don’t quite understand why this thought exists given how successful Wii and DS were. It’s one thing for Sega to have had an unsuccessful Saturn in the US, and the Playstation 2 dominating over the Dreamcast. I don’t think Nintendo is anywhere close to that situation. Have some faith. You can never count Nintendo out.