It appears we weren’t the only ones underwhelmed by
Nintendo’s pre-Tokyo Game Show 3DS press conference. After revealing only a
smattering of updates, release dates, and plans for a Myst Pink edition of its handheld, Nintendo’s stock slipped by 5%.
Even the allure of Monster Hunter, a massive seller all
over the world, wasn’t enough to excite investors. In fact, news that Monster
Hunter 3 and 4 would be released on the 3DS may have had an adverse effect,
sending Capcom’s stocks down 8% following the conference. This is fairly
surprising, especially considering that Nintendo apparently developed the
awkward attachment to give the 3DS a second circle pad specifically with
Monster Hunter in mind.
Things are certainly looking dreary for the 3DS right
now, though we’re still holding out hope that Nintendo’s new handheld will
succeed. Hopefully, once Monster Hunter actually comes out, the system will
find its way into more hands, and despite not announcing one yet, we’re sure
there’s going to be a at least a few full-fledged Pokémon games made for the
system. Those have to be big enough to save it, right? Right?
Sep 13, 2011