It is known across the globe that one of Nintendo’s most famous franchises is Pokémon. There has been news that two new Pokémon games will be coming out this Fall, Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2. Fans across the world will flock to buy this new game. The fans of Pokémon are some of the most loyal around, they come in all ages and each player is as passionate as the next. People who love Pokémon are crazy about these games and both titles are sure to sell millions of copies. So how could a game that is set to sell so many copies actually end up hurting sells of Nintendo’s latest handheld system, the 3DS?
Nintendo is actually making a choice that is a sure fire way to hurt the sales of the already hurting Nintendo 3DS. At the release of their latest handheld there was a lack in good game upon the 3DS’s release date. Nintendo realized their mistake and later fixed it with a dramatic price drop, as well as, giving player who did buy the handheld before the price drop classic games to download for free. You would think Nintendo would have learned from this mistake the first time.
So what Nintendo is doing with Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 is releasing them both for the 3DS as well as the other Nintendo DS handheld systems. This isn’t a problem for the players, but it is a problem for the company. Just think all the Pokémon fans who didn’t own a 3DS would have ended up buying one just to get a hold of their favorite game. With how loyal most Pokémon fans are I wouldn’t doubt that releasing these two sure fire hits would have ended up greatly increasing the sales of the Nintendo 3DS.
I guess Nintendo is still thinking about their fans… or just making a business mistake. Either way fans with a 3DS or any previous DS models will be able to play both Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2. The only downside about this for the player is those of you with a 3DS probably won’t have any perks above regular DS model players. We are not expecting the 3D feature to be available for this game nor are we expecting to see any other 3DS perks. So if you’re a Pokémon fan then don’t bother to buy a 3DS just for these new games. Rather these two games would have boosted 3DS sales is ultimately unknown however, with the success of past Pokémon games we could figure they would have. All in all, it’s good news for all Pokémon fans. No one is being left out and in the end that is all that matters.