I'm not necessarily saying that the European market on the 3DS is particularly stangant, it's just fucking terrible to actually BUY videogames for the system.
Outside of the big 3 games (Mario/Mario Kart/Zelda), it's very hard to find a justification to recommend a 3DS to someone at the moment. I'm not saying I regret buying it, because I have a great time with it, it's just...buying new games is terrible.
Let's say I want to buy Cave Story 3DS. You can't. It's not in any stores. ANY of them. I've been into HMV/Game/CEX in the nearest 3 cities, and you can't buy it.
Let's say I want to buy Tales of the Abyss. That's even worse. It doesn't even EXIST in most stores databases. And let's say I do want to buy it, without restriction. Am I really going to spend over 45 pounds (Roughly $75) for it?
Let's say I want to buy Digital Devil Saga Overclocked. Well actually, never mind that. It's not coming out in Europe.
Does anyone else feel like this? That theres just such a draught of games for the 3DS in Europe/or at least in the UK? Out of all the games coming out, I don't even know any release dates either. Animal Crossing? Luigis Mansion 2? Paper Mario 3D? Heroes of Ruin? Nothing outside of a vague "Maybe in this quarter, I guess..."