3DS success – all about the games
Yves Guillemot, the outspoken CEO of Ubisoft, went on record with something that many owners of the 3DS system have been saying for a long, long time. His advise to Nintendo is very clear, easy and something that’s impossible to interpret in any other way than in what it was meant. Price doesn’t matter, games do.
Gamers have been complaining about the lack of 3DS games for some time now, whilst Ocarina of Time 3DS is an amazing title and there are a few other 3DS games out there, the significant lack of software is what’s holding up higher adoption rates. Yes, the price cut has surely got a few people into the stores to buy the system, but lack of games will stop them from coming back to it, and this is exactly what Guillemot has said:
I think it’s a question of coming with enough games [more] than the price. For sure the price was too high and it was a big boost when they changed it, it really was a good idea.
Now we will see. When you look at the DS everybody was saying: ‘This machine is never going to sell,’ and after a year it took off rapidly. For sure there are competitors – iPhone and all the other machines – but it will depend eventually on software. If the software is good, it should do well.
He also commented, as previously stated, that the Wii U looks good. But the importance needs to be placed on the system that’s currently out there, the Nintendo 3DS. More games, and more people will buy them.