Would depend on price. Looking back over the years, the dumped hardware at dirt cheap prices I could have bought like Virtual boy, Jag etc...even back to the Vectrex, hindsight suggests they were worth picking up if you had the spare readies. And from a collecting point of view, a mint in box takes up little room!thevulture wrote:Wonder how many people (in terms of Joe Public) would buy a 3DS IF Nintendo suddenly came out and said something like that was it, shareholders had said, right, woah....cannot be doing with this etc and 3DS was to be their last handheld...ever.
Sure collectors would want mint, boxed slice of history, sure a number of Ebay sellers would snap them up, for future L@@k Mega-Rare! auctions etc, but would your average joe in the street care anymore than say DC being Sega's last console or Jaguar Atari's?.
How many of us on here would? I'd be tempted, could have bought a Sega Nomad, Nintendo Virtual boy for mere fraction of what they go for now.But tempted and swayed to auctually buying.....just to have it sat in a box?.Hmmnnn...not so sure.
From what I've seen and used on the store displays, I do like the 3DS. It's a nice feel/weight in the hands IMO, nice screen...it's just the hefty price and needs games-good games, and lots more of them to justify the investment.
IF Ninty can come to the party on both those issues- First a substancial price drop to make it in the same buyers market as other handhelds (in NZ terms that will need a drop of at least $150), some more good games- or at least a great 'coming soon' lineup in conjunction with maybe a good 'platinum' range of cheap launch titles to keep gamers interested in the mean time...or possibly even a 3DS package with several titles...it might get some interest.
But price and games, that's the name of the game.