My nephew started playing GTA when he was five, so what the hell is a "kid's game," technically? It was once common for systems to aim at all ages and I don't see that as a bad thing now. Those pathologically insulting Nintendo fans need to grow the f*** up.
My nephew started playing GTA when he was five, so what the hell is a "kid's game," technically?
Well, that's another situation entirely because those games really AREN'T for kids. At least not ones nearly that young. You might want to have a talk with your siblings about what their child asked them to buy.
You guys have to realize the the target audience for the 3DS is children. So the public will generalize the 3DS as a child's play thing, or "Gameboy".
But that doesn't stop the 3DS from getting awesome games that can be enjoyed at any age.
This board is really insecure about 3DS and the image portrayed for the public if wielding one of these. Get over it and enjoy the 3DS, either in the privacy of your space, or if you wish, play it in public. Just expect the public to possibly judge as immature. Can't do anything about an ignorant society now can we?
the target audience is not children, it's everyone. 1st party games are mostly designed to be colorful and funny for children, but still able to provide a good challenge for mature gamers. if it was really aimed purely at children the games would be a lot simpler.