Nintendo shares goes down by 5% as it reveals new games for 3DS

By on September 13, 2011

Four Mario games, a new Monster Hunter and pink 3DS.

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Nintendo received mixed responses at the 3DS conference held yesterday, where although they showcased a fleet of new titles for the system, some even tipping the triple-A mark, investors where less than happy with the presentation, plunging the company’s shares by 5%, according to Wall Street Journal.

If you weren’t watching the live stream, here is a short recap of the conference:

  • Shigeru Miyamoto took to stage to demonstrate the upcoming Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword title. He said players will take between 50 to 100 hours to complete the game.
  • Shortly after that Nintendo president Satoru Iwata took to the stage. He was received in eerie and had to bow twice to get anything out of the audience at the end of his presentations.
  • He announced a new color for the 3DS: pink. This, in fact, is a response to the low number of female gamers for the 3DS. Nintendo hopes to coax them into buying the console, and even has games like Tomodachi (a life-sim of sorts) which are specifically designed for female gamers.
  • Iwata also announced a number of upcoming software updates for the handheld which will see improvements in 3D video capture, an overhaul for eShop and misc. changes to Mii Plaza. None of the updates were discussed in detail.
  • Coming to the games, Iwata showed off four brand new Mario titles - Super Maria 3D Land, Paper Mario, Mario Tennis and Mario Kart 7.
  • Other games were also shown, such as a new Fire Emblem, Dynasty Warriors Versus, Sqaure’s Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, Gundam Age, SD Gundam G Generation 3D, Ace Combat 3D: Cross Rumble.
  • Capcom was present as well, and had its share plummet by 8.3% after it announced a new 3DS-exclusive Monster Hunter 4.
  • Iwata then showcased Kid Icarus for a little while before dropping the bomb – it’s delayed and it’s coming out next year.
Despite a lukewarm response from the investors, and even the audience, Iwata remained upbeat saying, “The lineup from this holiday season and beyond is stronger than any in the past.”

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