NegaDeath wrote on Feb 15, 2013, 11:26: They had the same issue with the 3DS, gimmicks don't sell anymore. Then they dropped the price and games started coming out and it is doing quite well right now. Nintendo learns, eventually.
Don't think you can compare. The 3DS was kind of the only option for making portable games that sell at a decent price. It's that or the cheap/free games on tablets and mobile (which is going to be immensely more damaging for whatever portable they do next - I kind of expect it to also be a tablet.)
It's different and more challenging for consoles. Nintendo is dying in front of us right now, and has been for about 18 months. We'll see if they turn it around, but Microsoft and Sony are watching this petrified.