» ‘Nintendo: 3DS game sales up 45 percent in 2013’

I bought my son a 3DS XL for his birthday to replace his banged-up 3DS and he’s been pretty happy with it. I wouldn’t say it was as big a hit with him as the iPod touch he got last year, but still a success.

One thing probably would make it a knockout for him: Minecraft. If it had Minecraft, forget about it. We’d never see him or it again. Just a cloud of dust and a “KWAAAAAPING!” sound.

Nintendo clearly still faces some huge challenges, but the DS platform still has some legs, at least for a little while.

(Via Federico Viticci)