Even though the 3DS is selling quite well, it’s not selling to the standards of Satoru Iwata, the current President and CEO of Nintendo. When he was asked during a Shareholder Q&A about the weak lineup of the console, he said “Our preperation was lacking in that regard, and we ourselves understand that is a point we have to reflect on.”
Iwata also voiced his opinion on the perception that the 3DS was bad for your eyes, which he states is simply false. The reason the 3DS gives a warning to allowing children under six to play it, is simply because there is absolutely no data whatsoever on the effects of 3D images on the eyes of a child that age.
See, this is why we can’t have nice things. The smear campaign was done in various tabloids like The Sun, a british newspaper that is notoriously biased and focuses more on celebrities than actual news. Trust me, I used to read it before I switched to the Herald.
The Sun was claiming that the 3DS could cause headaches and nausea when played for long periods of time. The BS is that the study only involved one person and had no mention of adjusting the 3D feature for his personal comfort. This is why you don’t read tabloids like The Sun (or listen to Fox News if you live in the states) when you want actual news.
Even if the 3DS has had a rocky start, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D was given a strong release on the console. My personal anticipation of the forthcoming Beyond the Labyrinth also strengthens my hope in the 3DS’s success.. Hopefully it will pick up a good bit and fulfill the CEO’s desires.