Really, Nintendo? Maybe the games were overpriced to begin with.
When we were looking to get our son a Nintendo DS I pushed hard to get him an iPod Touch. My reasoning:
- There were no cartridges to lose
- The games weren’t overpriced
- The games were more “throwaway” – he’s a six year old boy. His interest level in a game will come and go as quickly as the day
He pushed back. He really wanted the Nintendo DS. After 7 months he barely ever touches the thing and has lost multiple cartridges. In his defense, he found them pretty quickly, but still, managing your game collection is just stupid.
Sounds to me like Nintendo is upset about the loss of business. Why are they losing business? It’s the same reason the entertainment industry and press are losing business. They refused to innovate and evolve the business model.