The 3DS hasn’t exactly had a great year so far – from a price drop less than six months after launch (check the current price with the Nintendo 3DS Best Price Finder)to a sparse software line-up so far, things haven’t been great for Nintendo so far. However, that could be set to change with incredible software and new features the big N has got lined up for the rest of the year.
Software hasn’t been great selling points for the console so far – whilst there have been a few good titles including the fantastic Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars and of course the timeless Ocarina of Time 3D, many gamers, myself included, have been a bit disappointed with the choice of games to play.
That’s all set to change, however, with this winter’s line-up. With Super Mario 3D Land (Mario’s first truly 3D adventure), Sonic Generations (a chance to play various stages from the ‘hog’s 20 years), Mario Kart 7 (featuring brand new gliders and underwater sections) all on their way this year (not to mention some incredible titles including Kid Icarus: Uprising coming in 2012), the tide could be about to turn.
Add that to the system update scheduled for November which will include new StreetPass games (which allow you to meet the Miis belonging to fellow 3DS owners whilst out and about in town and play games with them), a new look eShop and 3D Video Recording, and you’ve got a potentially world-beating console, just like the DS family.
Will it hold up to the powerhouse that is the Vita though? Only time will tell…