Release dates are pretty serious business: after all, most companies will only announce a release date for their products after it has been ascertained that development is proceeding smoothly and most of the show-stopping kinks have already been worked out. After all, nothing can be worse than promising something and then repeatedly delaying its release while consumers continue to wait impatiently.
Of course, that also applies in the gaming industry, but leave it to Nintendo to do the unexpected: the video game company is apparently so concerned about the news regarding the availability of the upcoming Nintendo 3DS that it has actually specified a date (September 29) to announce the handheld console’s release date and pricing.
For those of you who may still be a little confused, here is a much simpler version: Nintendo will reveal the 3DS’s pricing and release date on September 29 this year. In other words, we’re completely clueless as to when the handheld will be made available and how much it will be selling for, but at least we know when Nintendo intends to release that information. Nice.
“Well, it has been some time since there’s actually a news worth laughing about. Release dates, as everyone knows, is very important to a product. Nvidia’s release date for fermi, ATI’s release date for 6XXX series of graphics card, Microsoft’s release date for windows 8. These dates are so important that they could actually be a day to remember, a day that history is written.
This time, Nintendo’s releases a date to release a date. Huh? It could be even difficult for someone to fully understand what does this means. Basically, I believe that the date announced for the announcement of the release date of 3DS is actually a deadline set for Nintendo themselves to keep track of their time so as to be really competitive in the game. It’s these dates that pushes engineers and designers to work because they know that they could be behind time. Well at least that’s my inference. Share your view points by commenting on the post(:”