Iwata: 3DS launch software line-up was too weak

Nintendo’s 3DS handheld has been held back by a lack of quality launch titles, Nintendo’s president Saturo Iwata has admitted.

GameSpot reports that Iwata also told investors that it is going to be problematic, once the idea has taken seed, to dispel the belief that the handheld is underperforming on the market.

"We also must reflect on the fact that we were not able to launch Nintendo 3DS at a time when a sufficient number of strong software titles were ready," Iwata stated.

In order to avoid the same thing from happening to the Wii U, we are considering details, such as what software is suitable for the launch, more carefully than ever before."

Recent weeks have finally seen the release of some triple-A 3DS titles, namely Nintendo’s own The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Capcom’s Resident Evil: The Mercenaries.

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