The 3DS eShop, the virtual store containing downloadable video games and trailers, celebrates its one-month anniversary tomorrow, and some people decided to ruin this special occasion the only way they know how: excessive whining.
It’s been nearly 30 days since Nintendo flipped the switch on the highly anticipated feature, and we’ve already seen articles blasting the company over its Game Boy selection.
To be fair, the publisher released some average titles, including Alleywayand Radar Mission.
In other words, critics should zip it.
Thus far, Nintendo’s done a wonderful job. Fine, Alleyway cannot compare to Donkey Kong, but that’s not the point. Nintendo released it because doing so costs Mario and Co. little money, if any, meaning whoever chooses to purchase the Breakout clone puts cash straight into the big N’s pocket. Suffice to say, it’s a smart gamble.
Bottom line, it’s tough arguing against the eShop (and sounding intelligent in the process) when you already have a Mario, Zelda, Kirby and Donkey Kong available in just a month.
Besides, what did these people expect? For Nintendo to shoot its proverbial wad early by shoving every triple-A Game Boy and Game Boy colour release onto the eShop right away? If that’s how you feel, check out Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, both of which play host to a variety of stinkers on a weekly basis.
That said, gamers disappointed with the eShop should just give their 3DS systems to players who will appreciate the handheld and all it has to offer.
To Nintendo, keep up the good work.