To state the obvious, The 3DS is selling decently, the Vita not so good. Many people attribute this to Sony making fundamental mistakes, pricing issues, lack of games etc. But is it fair to say that Nintendo may have poached potential Vita buyers? Nintendo have stated that they are trying to win back the hardcore crowd, and i feel the 3DS has gone some way to addressing this, even people i know who are not really interested in Nintendo seem impressed with what the 3DS has to offer.
Although the Vita is more powerful, and is very capable hardware, the 3DS is no slouch either in the visuals dept. Resident evil Revelations shows off exactly what the 3DS is capable of and now hardcore gamers arent going to be put off by "sub par" visuals as they may well have been in the past. Also Nintendo have made great strides with their Nintendo network online service and the E-shop is going from strength to strength, now offering full reatail downloads, as well as demos and original content such as pullblox,Dillon, Zen pinball etc.
With 3rd party content also improving, first party offerings as good as ever and some decent exclusives in the pipeline. Do you think the 3DS is an attractive proposition to a hardcore gamer who has never gone down the Nintendo route before, give me your thoughts?