Nintendo stocking 3DS titles for 2012 release

Why rush, hey Nintendo? The company has admitted to holding back on some of its 3DS titles for the next year in order to keep things ‘fresh’.

During a *deep breath* Semi-Annual Financial Results Briefing for Fiscal Year Ending March 2012 *exhale*, company president Satoru Iwata explained this approach (via): “For us to provide software titles one after another, one idea is, ‘Isn’t it possible for Nintendo to stock some of its software titles instead of launching them as soon as the development is completed? Video games need to stay fresh, so it is not practical for us to put them on hold for too long, but we think that some of them may be held for a certain amount of time so that there will be a short interval between when they are completed and when they are launched.

“We are taking on this sort of challenge for the Nintendo 3DS. For example, when we look at the software lineup for the year-end sales season, it is so dense that, if we added any more software, the total sales would not increase. Accordingly, we have intentionally delayed the launch of some software titles to early next year.”

With Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land out in time for Christmas, the 3DS might admittedly be a little crowded if adding the likes of Luigi’s Mansion 2 to the mix. Fans will just have to sit tight for more handheld goodness in 2012.