The 3DS is awesome. Nobody’s questioning that. It has by far some of the best software you can find on any given console. Yet that doesn’t mean Nintendo should sit on its success and give themselves high-fives. Here are three very simple things I’d like Nintendo to fix in the coming year.
1. Please let us change the button inputs on the virtual console! Playing Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels is almost impossible because of the default configuration.
2. Create a unified Nintendo account. I have both a Wii U and Nintendo 3DS which means I already spent a lot of money on Nintendo’s systems. I also have a PlayStation 3 and a Vita. To thank me, whenever I buy a first party game on the PS3 that’s also available on the Vita, Sony thanks me for being a loyal customer by giving me that game for free on the other system. Nintendo needs to do the same. There are many virtual console releases that I purchased on the Wii U that I would love to have on my 3DS, but I refuse to spend another five dollars on it. Create unified accounts and let us download games we’ve previously purchased on the Wii U or 3DS to the other console. Reward your customers, and they’ll spend more money.
3. Add Miiverse! Remember when I complained tremendously about the lackluster online features of Pokémon Black & White 2? Adding Miiverse would solve 99.9% of those problems. This needs to happen! Would be kick-ass if they could launch Miiverse in time for the release of Pokémon X & Y.
What do you guys think of all this? Is there anything in particular you would like to see added to the 3DS?