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Iwata concedes that 3DS momentum 'in the US and Europe is currently weak'

All quiet on the Western front

Product: Nintendo 3DS | Manufacturer: Nintendo
 
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During Nintendo's AGM with shareholders, the firm's president Satoru Iwata stated that the 3DS's "momentum in the US and Europe is currently weak."

According to the top dog at Ninty, while the 3DS continues to go great guns in Japan, sales are beginning to falter in the West.

In the US and Europe, sales of the 3DS account for 20 per cent of all gaming hardware sales. This compares unfavourably to Japan, where the 3DS enjoys a massive 55 per cent share of all gaming hardware sales.

Nintendo does have a few tricks up its sleeve to re-energise interest in its newest handheld on both sides of the Pond, though.

"With the Nintendo 3DS XL I just spoke about and our key titles, such as New Super Mario Bros. 2, to be released globally this summer, one of our immediate top-priority missions is to create sales momentum," Iwata said.

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aros | 13:55 - 6 July 2012
They need to stop aiming titles at little girls who can't use a controller. By simplifying every game to the point of it being basically a long iPhone game with excellent presentation they are really turning people off. Mario Tennis that plays itself? No thanks.
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Etharius | 19:27 - 5 July 2012
With the lack of a meaningful hardware revision, I hope Nintendo concentrate on games, especially those that don't have poor controls like Kid Icarus.

Theatrythm was a great start. Can we have Miku as well please?
 
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