Want a sure sign that investors don't understand the very industry they're investing in? Look at Nintendo, a company that's currently riding on an aging Wii unit and sluggish 3DS portable. What does the investor suggest? Port their products to the iOS platform.
Nintendo is offering 20 free downloadable vintage games if you purchase a 3DS prior to the price drop. As such, many have decided to use price matching to score the cheaper hardware and free games. To some, they felt the need to take up the cause, rallying against these “vile” people (seriously) who would dare to take advantage of decades old retail policies
Because you need yet another device to stream Netflix, Nintendo's latest portable now officially supports the Internet's king of digital delivery. The free app is available now in the 3DS eShop, exclusive to the hardware.
For all of the apparent whining and griping gamers seem to do, whether its general pricing, the burden of DLC, or online passes, rarely do companies take notice. However, it's stories like this that show some actually do hear us...
Many portable gamers were dismayed when they saw a stylus attached to Nintendo's fresh 3D hardware, the 3DS. The glasses-less multi-dimensional portable is stuck with a resistive touch screen technology, meaning the vast majority of even basic cell phones have passed it by with multi-touch.
Nintendo doesn't follow the curve. In fact, they try and take it straight on, so maybe that explains the unorthodox and terribly confusing demonstration of Nintendo's newly announced console, the Wii U.
Let's face it: no one reads the TOS, eager to dive into their new electronics or freshly downloaded program. Someone did read the disclaimer for the Nintendo 3DS, the latest handheld venture from the company that has dominated the portable gaming space. The Free Software Foundation looked into what Nintendo has inserted into the lawyer-speak, outraged enough at the results that they have pulled the community together to send bricks to Nintendo of America President, Reggie Fils-Aime.