What should I start with? The fact that the above video confirms that the Nintendo 3DS design is *not* final or the fact that we’re not going to be getting a built-in achievements system with the 3DS?
Now, the video is in German, and there isn’t a complete translation of it but, as GoNintendo reports those two little tidbits were confirmed by a Nintendo representative.
It’s nice to hear the design isn’t final (perhaps left-handed gamers can still hold onto to hope for a second analog stick?) but the lack of an achievement system is still worrying. Could that point to, once again, a lacklustre online experience? Or are Nintendo simply shunning a few conventions to make way for their own unique take on online gaming?