Nintendo has confirmed rumors from yesterday, announcing that it will, in fact, hold a special press conference focused on the recently released 3DS handheld console, ahead of the Tokyo Games Show next month.
Nintendo's 3DS portable device was released earlier this year and the response was mixed, to say the least. According to the company, a lack of quality games for the console at its release, as well as an incomplete online offering, without the eShop digital store, not to mention the pretty steep price, made the console a retail failure.
This forced the company to implement a massive price cut
earlier this month around the world, taking it from its original $250 tag to $170, while those who bought it full price are set to receive 20 free downloadable games for the platform.
Yesterday, a new rumor started floating around the web, saying that Nintendo is close to unveiling a new and improved 3DS console before the start of the Tokyo Games Show, which kicks off on September 15 and lasts until September 18.
Now, the company has seemingly confirmed, via Edge
, that it will, in fact, host a special 3DS-focused press conference ahead of TGS, telling press members, business associates, analysts and investors to save the date of September 13.
The rumors that appeared yesterday told of a drastic overhaul of the current 3DS console, which, in order to make people forget the failed feature of glasses-free 3D, might even sport a new name. What's more, a second circle pad is reported to be included in the new device, in order to allow for more games to appear on the console.
As of yet, however, Nintendo is keeping things under a tight lid, so it's not all that clear what 3DS-related news we might hear from the Japanese company before the Tokyo Games Show next week. Still, we'll probably hear quite a lot of rumors until then about the fate of its handheld console.