Let's hope that Nintendo isn't making a Virtual Boy sized mistake...

Though Nintendo hasn't released much information on the system itself, a recent survey of 1,059 consumers by Japanese goo Research shows that only 8.8% want to buy Nintendo's next handheld, while 55.8% are interested in it and 35.3% don't want it at all.

Perhaps once the system is debuted at this year's E3 as anticipated, people will develop a greater interest in the product. Otherwise, the 3DS may have a bumpy start in the East.

[source kotaku.com, via japan.internet.com]