We're a bigger market and blah blah blah and shelf space and port strikes blah blah blah
Don't worry, there's still hope though.
Now that the west coast port strikes are over, I think NOA is just waiting for the 2DS to sell more units, so it can eventually be discontinued. That and the fact that the OG 3DS is basically nonexistent at this point.
If NOA were to bring it over, I think they will wait to launch it in May or this summer. Also, fuck NOA.
Not entirely true, they could market it as "more wallet friendly" "kid friendly" and "customization friendly"
I mean shit, look at the market for iphone/phone cases and tell me that isn't a cash cow. And for the whole limited shelf space they could just sell the console in stores, along with basic faceplates, and then advertise a website specifically to buy the more special plates
The customization would be a major selling point. Its actually silly that they didn't release it for that very reason. I might consider getting a new 3ds if the smaller one were available but the xl just isn't appealing to me.
Maybe they didn't make the regular so they could sell more exclusive 3ds units with every game released.
Your an unnecessary addition
that fixed problems that should have been just fine on the first 3ds.
Basically they're going after the wrong cash cow by using consumer regret.
They're hoping that buy releasing a new LE NXL that looks cool that people will have consumer regret and either buy the new one, or trade in the old one to get a new one.
That and they know scalpers will buy everything, and somehow not care about this and will continue to let scalpers buy their shit and make money at everyone's expense.
Accidently submitted before I was done.
On top of this, by marketing LE's they're forcing people into a mentality of "if I don't get this I never will unless I want to pay $600 later down the line for it"
The way they do business is literally old as fuck japanese autism traditions
Like every decision they make has to be approved by EVERYBODY important 100%, or else its out the window
They're hopelessly out of touch with their market, is the problem. They keep trying to market to kids, but they don't realize that kids are all playing brown n bloom shooters and shit nowadays and the only people playing Nintendo games are the 20-somethings who grew up with them.
Top 3 best nintendo handheld games?
DS and 3DS goes.
> americlaps won't get to put this on their n3ds
> japs are still pissed about Hiroshima
3DS already sells like cocaine in Japan, so they don't need to hold anything back there. With America they need to cocktease us with limited edition versions that only like 10 people can buy to create artificial scarcity for cool looking 3DSs
Port strikes in the states make it hard to ship stuff into the country.
This is why amiibos are so rare and temperamental with release dates in the us as compared to EU where everything's fine with this stuff.