After racing a few laps around Delfino Square in Mario Kart DS, I decided to pop into the DSi Shop for the first time since April 2009. I still have my free 1000 Nintendo points from purchasing a DSi and was itching to spend a few. After six months, surely there must be some small intuitive titles to download and play on the go, right? However, after flipping through page after page of nothing but quick-coded shovelware, I frustratingly thumped the power button and tossed my DSi to the couch.
Really, Nintendo? You push and push for these products/services such as the zapper, balance board, Wiiware, and DSiware and yet you completely slack off support within a matter of weeks after release. Giving all the resources to third parties sounds good in theory, but it isnâ€™t working. There are hundreds if not thousands of DSiware opportunities out there just waiting to be developed. Just how many picture flip books, Animal Crossing calculators, or Mario clocks do I need?
Donâ€™t extend your market area if youâ€™re not planning on supporting the consumer.
What do you think? Does the DSi Shop meet your standards or do you feel left out in the rain?