|It's lonely here in 3DS land.|
Nintendo's hoping that the introduction of their online eShop, and some better games scheduled for later this year, will boost the sales. So far Nintendo has pooh-pooh'ed any suggestion that they might have to lower the price, especially with the PS Vita coming later this year at the same $249 price point as the 3DS. Sure, they can say that now, but if 3DS sales don't jump up in the next few months the question of a price reduction will surely be raised again.
It will be interesting to see if the Wii price reduction gives it a boost this summer. Nintendo may be getting just a tad desperate looking forward to the holidays if their sales picture doesn't improve by then.
I don't think 3D movies on the 3DS will be enough to save it... especially since 3D seems to be treated with increasing disdain by movie-going audiences, who rightly see it as an attempt by studios to justify higher ticket prices.