I’m not sure how many of you are paying attention, but there’s been a lot of 3DS cancelations as of late. Yesterday we were told about the latest victim, Mega Man Legends 3, and that made me realize that there’s already been quite a few cancelations already. Here’s a quick list of titles confirmed to be canceled.
Assassin’s Creed: Lost Legacy
BloodRayne: The Shroud
DJ Hero 3
Kororinpa: Marble Mania
Mega Man Legends 3
Saint’s Row: Drive-By
We also know that Crush 3D has been placed on indefinite hold until 3DS sales pick up.
Not all of these games are winners, but there’s enough content here to start noticing a trend. From different developers comments it appears as though many are waiting to see how the 3DS and Vita play out compared to mobile device like Android phones and iOS devices. I’ve been saying for years that these devices are going to play a major role in the future, and it appears that future may have already arrived.
Where do you stand with this? Do you think the time is over for dedicated portables? I personally feel that both the 3DS and Vita will be successful after a year or so, but there’s no question smartphones are starting to make an impact. Could there come a day when dedicated portable gaming systems are a thing of the past?