Reggie Fils-Aime, the President of Nintendo of America recently was interviewed about his take on the price drop of the 3DS and you can check out what he had to say after the break.
According to Reggie, the recent measures Nintendo has taken with the 3DS were done in order to assure the 3DS has a strong momentum. He also noted that the reason the 3DS experienced a slowdown was because the first party games were not made available as quickly as they should have been. He also cites the eShop’s June launch as a factor for the 3DS’ slowdown.
Reggie says the support from third parties such as Capcom, Ubisoft, and SEGA is coming, but the 3DS launch affirmed that it is the the duty of Nintendo’s first party titles to drive the install base.
Reggie denied claims that one of the problems the 3DS experienced was consumers having a hard time differentiating the 3DS from the DS family of handhelds. He believes that what Nintendo failed to do was have some way for key demonstrations of the 3DS features available to take home such as Ocarina of Time to demonstrate the 3DS’ graphical and 3D capabilities and the eShop to show off the SpotPass feature.