Nevertheless, since the--just a few short months ago--the system's been luffing in a dying breeze. While the 3DS' capabilities show promise, the actual games, price, and battery life (or lack thereof) have soured the equation. Add to that the fact that the 3DS still doesn't have its Web browser, online e-shop, or last year's promised Netflix streaming live, and you have what amounts to a product that's in soft-launch mode.
This year's E3 will undoubtedly refocus on the 3DS as it enters the summer and holiday season, the hot part of the year that will determine the fledgling system's success. It's not over yet for the 3DS--not by a long shot--but we want to see some issues addressed, and the sooner the better.
Here's our wish list for the Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo, we hope you're listening.