So here it is; the first big holiday season for Nintendo’s 3DS. It’s been a tough year for the system. After some initial anticipation following its E3 debut, things cooled quite significantly come launch day. A weak lineup of games didn’t help much, nor did a fairly steep price point. Plus, some features that were promised for it weren’t even ready at launch. In the following months, though, Nintendo has worked hard to right the ship. A lower price point as well as free games for early adopters tried to smooth the way. Some big titles for the holiday season, including Super Mario Land 3D and Mario Kart 7 are finally arriving to help off-set the glut of ports and re-makes. New updates have expanded the 3DS’ capabilities with things like the ability to record 3D videos. So yeah, Nintendo’s worked hard to get their fledgling piece of high-tech entertainment ready for its first big holiday season; but is it enough? Let the debate begin.