what I would really love to see is something about a new 3D Mario, the new Zelda (not the wind waker, but strictly a new one) and another Metroid entry. Also....something about StarFox could be very refreshing. Nintendo is having a hard time with the WiiU at the moment, so they need to pull of a nice E3 this year.
I don't ha ve a WiiU but I'm rooting for them. Nintendo is the only one, in my opinion, innovating and doing something new to shape and shake the industry a little.
I own a Wii U and even I am starting to not be able to defend Nintendo's decisions. They HAVE to know how badly the Wii U is failing right now, why o WHY do they keep insisting on putting all of these great games ONLY on the 3DS? This is beyond dumb to me and I am greatly considering selling off my Wii U just out of spite. 3DS? Really? You have a big flop of a console sitting there doing NOTHING! Get your heads out of your asses for real, or I am out.
@Andrew1073 Hey, Nintendo's been in business for over a century, and they have been making consoles for 30 years now. E3 is around the corner, they will focus on the Wii U most of their press conference, i'm sure. Nintendo isn't stupid enough to flop like Sega did back in the day.
@pcty What a lot of people don't realize is that making a 3DS model with a built-in second pad would splinter the 3DS install base. No economically sane game developer would make a 3DS game designed around the use of a second pad because the only 3DS owners who could play it would be those with the 2-pad 3DS model or the pad pro add-on.
@pcty You can buy a Nyko battery pack for the regular 3DS (I have one and it is very good) and a second analog thumb pad is not really needed, since there aren't many games that support it. It would be pointless now. It would be better for the next system successor, though.
@kirbymaster5 They probably would. They would just create 2 different control schemes.
The DSi had a camera which the others DSs didn't and few games had features that could only be used on the later, so no that would not "splinter the 3DS install base" Nintendo already did it I think it could happen again.
@Thunderstarter@Blanka13 The real issue is 3rd party support. Historically Nintendo's 1st party games, while beloved, don't drive console sales. Look at the N64 and GameCube. Both had amazing 1st party support from Nintendo, and both platforms lost horribly to PlayStation.
@Thunderstarter@Blanka13 They said Smash will be at E3. Whether or not it will be playable is up in the air to speculation however, rumors have been floating around that it will not only be playable but there will also be a Beta out for it. With Namco Bandai's inclusion I can see this actually happening as they would like to try and balance the game a bit.
Hardly any games did that, and for the most part, they weren't noteworthy games. Having dual circle pads would be a much bigger deal and it would leave a lot of the early adopters pissed off, especially those who'd be forced to get the Circle Pad Pro in order to play certain games (I don't want one since I have a case on my 3DS).
@SadPSPAddict@Coldpain@GSJones1994@McCanISdown Well as a gamer on the go it really just doesn't fit in my pocket so I consider the new form factor a step backwards. They've sold tons of them so clearly SOMEONE likes them...I'm just hoping if they release a newer model, it will cater more to my marketing segment.