Nintendo’s doing everything they can to get on top of the internet. From a company that once claimed - through former president Hiroshi Yamauchi - that they didn’t wish to concern themselves with the “anti-social” world of online gaming, Nintendo has come a long way in their feat to provide on the front of telecommunications. And this generation, it looks as though Nintendo’s going all out, with a fully-integrated online experience on both the 3DS and the Wii U.
Which is perhaps why many industry analysts are looking at the 3DS eShop as a godsend from Nintendo - it’s Nintendo’s own little app store they’ve never had. It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s diverse, it’s already chock-full of great, accessible content, and, perhaps best of all, it’s a taste of better things to come when the Wii U rolls around at some point this year.
So why then, is Nintendo condemning their own efforts with the eShop?
“We know that the Nintendo eShop still has room for improvement. However, we have a strong feeling that the foundation for us to deploy our digital businesses has been properly laid out. Good games are one thing, but realizing that this is only the foundation is the first step in a process toward a fully realized digital platform.”
Seems as though Nintendo’s just trying to convince their investors that there are better things coming to the eShop yet. Hopefully there are plans in motion to match and exceed the experience offered with Xbox LIVE, but we’ll just have to wait and see what Nintendo comes out with to meet the fans’ demands.
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