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So Much Time, So Many Crappy-Sounding 3DS Games.

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The Nintendo 3DS gets flack for not having a killer line up. And so far, it doesn't. That flack is largely deserved, but it's flack that will, over time, disappear.

But until that happens, dig in Japanese 3DS owners.

As 2ch pointed out, here are known release dates for titles between August and November:

• August 25: 3D Speed Reading Right Brain Training with Both Eyes
• September 1: Devil Survivor Overclock
• September 22: Senran Kagura
• September 22: Frogger 3D
• October 13: Azito 3D
• October 20: The Sims 3: Pets
• October 27: Mame Shiba
• October 27: Brave Company
• November 17: Shinobi 3D
• November 17: Cooking Mama 4
• November 17: Ocha Ken
• November 23: Wizard and the Master New Ground
• November 24: Hakuoki 3D


Japanese netizens pointed out that this looks like a list for "KOTY", or "Kuso Game of the Year" (Shit Game of the Year). There are a few gems in there, though.

And there are a couple good 3DS games already out—what's more, the handheld is still early in its lifespan, but with so many titles cancelled, delayed, or on ice, there is reason for concern. But!


Super Mario 3D Land is slated for a November release, and New Love Plus will be out sometime this fall. Then, Mario Kart 7 races out this December. Until then, it's going to be a long, hard slog. Sit tight and hang in there. Things can only go up from here.


9月以降に発売する3DSソフトの超豪華ラインナップにひれ伏せGKども [はちま起稿]

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Paradox me

There's really no reason for concern, unless you're Nintendo I suppose. The 3DS has very promising list of upcoming games, just most of them not set for 2011. It's not as ominous as it sounds, as there really wasn't much for me to play on my PlayStation 3 for months. We even heard the same doomsaying that the 3DS is the recipient of now (I remember reading that the PS4 had been scrapped within the first few months following the PS3's launch!).

I actually sold the original DS that I got as a gift around launch because there wasn't much coming out that I felt warranted keeping the system. Look at it now.

The 3DS's situation seems blown so far out of proportion these days, as if we've already forgotten rocky console launches that were fairly recent.