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RolStoppable said:
Roma said:
RolStoppable said:
The real question is if he is doing this voluntary or if he was forced to step down. In which case Nintendo still would like to keep him around, but not with as much power as he currently has, doing it in a manner that makes it look like everything is fine to the public. As far as I know, Miyamoto was heavily involved in the creation of the 3DS (moreso than with any previous system) and it was off to the worst start for a Nintendo handheld ever.

That was because of the price and lack of games if it was for the design it wouldn’t have sold more that the original DSs first year in 8 months

You can't use the price as an excuse for bad sales only to go on to ignore it when Nintendo subsidizes hardware. Besides, the design of the 3DS is what drove up its production costs and makes Nintendo lose money now.

Also, Miyamoto is responsible for the games Nintendo makes, so he's to blame for that point as well. You know, with great power comes great responsibility

 I think the high price was due purely because of hype  http://www.vooks.net/story-19610-Iwata-says-3DS-priced-high-because-of-hype.html .

There is nothing state of the art about 3ds. Yes, it is a naturally progressed dsi with a parallax barrier slapped on the top screen. In fact the production cost is probably even less than the ds/dsi (at their launches) because its uses a lot of the same assets of the ds at the depreciated costs (same cheaper?-ass cameras, same touch screen, same form factor etc). They just put a parallax barrier to clever use.

 They were losing money  because of very strong yen + slow sales of both home and handheld consoles + R&D(All never happend before simulatously, R&D are probably highest ever for WIIU if its true they are going after 3rd parties).  And they probably just made it sound like they were making a loss on 3ds after the cut. It would have sound kinda evil if they drop the price  by that margin and still boast that they are still making a profit.

My 3ds friendcode: 5413-0232-9676 (G-cyber)