deKay wrote:And anyway, 99% of iOS games are short, shallow or those terrible "village" games. eShop games are more like proper games.
Even those iOS games that are "full", console-like games, are marred by terrible touch screen controls.
While I applaud your unwavering loyalty to Nintendo, it is unfortunately due to so many in the same boat as yourself that Nintendo will probably never try to be competitive on the provision of cost or services to it's fans - I was just like you once, Nintendo could do no wrong, even with the price fixing scandals and ripping off their loyal fanbase through the 90s, they really cared.
If the competitiveness of IOS and the quality of its 'top' downloadable games such as Real Racing at bargain prices which are packed full with online connectivity do not meet the rigorous quality or 'proper' game feel you demand and get from titles on Nintendo's eShop I should perhaps point you in the direction of Steam which has 'real' games at 'real' prices.
No matter what Nintendo need to buck up their ideas particularly in their pricing structures if they are to gain credible mainstream support from developers and consumers outside of Japan.