- Dec 7, 2005
I'm mostly curious how it holds into next year as we start going through the doldrum months, since if it isn't holding, it might be a nice indicator to Nintendo to start hurrying up with the successor instead of letting themselves fall into a giant sales pit at the end of the system's life.
Judging by tablets, people are okay with upgrading a bit more frequently these days.
Only if this "successor" could be released for $99 like the GBA, and also had lower software prices. Releasing higher priced handheld consoles at this point seems foolish. The Wii U has shown what an unappealing transition can do to them. The 3DS' third party support also seems fairly weak compared to their past portables recently, so, even in the portable arena, they probably need to get ready to support the system by themselves next time.