Media Create published the latest hardware sales from Japan.
Holy crap, the 3DS did more than double it did the previous week. Look how many XL units it shipped. That is ridiculous numbers. On another note, the PSP outsold the Vita 3:1 this week.
Full software charts are here, btw: http://www.neogaf.com/forum... Vita barely above 4k, ouch. O_O The new colors can't come soon enough. Hopefully Sony markets the hell out of them.
No point in new colors since there are no new games. Does Sony just expect people to go buy some of the launch games or something? I can count the number of Japanese RPGs on one hand for the Vita.
the 3ds and 3dsxl and even the 360 all went up but everything else went down. interesting.
Animal Crossing slayed. Imagine Monster Hunter 4 numbers....*hides for cover*. :)
Vita getting overlooked by the xl, rofl. What has the xl got except cheaper games.
The 3DS obviously has the games people want to play. lets not forget that its backward compatible as well.
Have you read reviews for 3DS XL lately?? They are all good reviews. They seem to favor it over Vita as well. These are american reviews by the way. As far as Japan. How can you NOT see how they favor 3DS over Vita now? Are you aware of the games that released? Or just blind? Bravely Default 38/40 famitsu. Square's best new game franchise in years. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 39/40 famitsu. Quality and quantity.
The 3ds version of ex troopers also scored 2 points higher than the PS3 version in famitsu. That releases on the 22
ex troopers! I love that Game why not release that on west?
It's something about the way the vita looks that turns me off. It's very clunky.
There are like 46 3ds sold for every vita. At this rate the Xbox 360 is gonna surpass the vita in a couple of weeks.
BEHOLD THE POWER OF TOM NOOK! I can't wait until it's released over here. I love animal crossing
Sony has to step up their game otherwise Nintendo will end up with a monopoly in the handheld market which is something that I don't want to see. Because without competition the companies will start to get lazy with their products IMO Motorola RAZR i
I feel "competition", while important is overstated in importance. You don't absolutely need competition in a market to get the benefits that come with it. You DO need something that is understated however; Diversity. Diversity brings about special benefits only possible by its existence. Which can only come about through multiple parties. The more diversity, the more consumer types there are for cash flow. The more ways of thinking drive industry growth and innovation. In short, diversity drives growth and offers more innovation through... well, the existence of more ways of thinking I.e. Diversity. Without Sony, the handheld gaming industry may well lose a great deal of its diversity. That would be a real shame. So while I currently care little for the Vita and little is convincing me otherwise, it would be bad for everyone to see then tank in this market. So do more to add to the industry than what you are currently doing Sony. Then everyone will benefit, and the result of doing so may be what you needed for additional sales all along. Me included.
@master Nintendo has been around in the handheld market long before Sony jumped in and I don't recall a lack of competition then resulting in substandard games or hardware.
Sony needs to leave the handheld market.
this is crazy!
The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows: 3DSLL – 134,652 3DS – 52,425 PS3 – 18,043 PSP – 12,076 Vita – 4,021 Wii – 2,921 Xbox 360 – 2,908 PS2 – 1,187 DSi LL – 244 DSi – 180 For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week: 3DSLL – 63,993 3DS – 29,996 PS3 – 21,310 PSP – 13,868 Vita – 4,842 Wii – 3,806 PS2 – 1,351 Xbox 360 – 1,339 DSi LL – 341 DSi – 227 This is just insane! I can't believe that the 3DS is this popular. Is this another phenomenon like Patcher said the Wii and DS were, or is it that Nintendo just knows the market? Either way it goes, this is great to see! Who ever said that the gaming industry is dying? Ha! Please.....
It has nothing to do with knowleadge of the market. The 3DS is just a Nintendo product, that's all. The Nintendo consoles will be popular without any reasons. So there is no point to analyze the situation. There is no place for Sony or other company in the handheld market. And yes, the industry is dying. The sales of the 3ds is not a point. Look at the 3ds games. It just a trash. Yes, a popular trash, but a trash. There is no games like in 90's/00's.
Nintendo products won't be popular just because they are Nintendo products. Nintendo F's up too. Right Now Japan is being dominated by Nintendo because they have released the right software. You may call it trash, but it doesnt fit with the reality of the 3DS consumers perspective. Gamecube was a flop also, much like the Vita is now. Brand names mean very little nowadays.
Japan is but a spec on the worldwide market map.. PS3 is console king there, not wii.. 3DS dominates the handheld market worldwide but wheres the 3rd party support? It has little to nothing thats attractive to anyone over 10yrs old.. So parents buy these children a 3DS as an alternative to buying a tablet FOR NOW.. the new tabs are getting cheaper n cheaper so thats going to slow down the 3DS boom, just as it has on vita which is for a stricter type demographic.. If children stop buying nintendo products n go for small tablets instead, nintendo will no longer hold its place anywhere..
It's no wonder why you only have one bubble, smh... Anyway, the 3DS is the best Nintendo handheld made to this day and has shown only a fraction of what it is capable of as far as games are concerned. Obviously you haven't been keeping up with reviews have you? Graphics can only do so much without actually innovating the way that glasses-free 3D has done! The rest of the world sees this, only a blind fool can see your logic! Numbers are the same in any language and are the only thing that can accurately gauge anything from review scores to sales and only a fool would try to look the other way...
I've stopped taking this dude seriously a lonnng time ago. The guy is dellusional. I mean PS3 is console king in Japan? Really? Wii is ahead like what 4 million in Japan alone and hasn't released a game in like 12 months lol. Here is a guy that thinks the Vita is the greatest handheld console of all time. If it has Sony's name on it its great, any other name and its not. He even tries to play it off as if he's console neutral, yet nut hugs every thing Sony. He's no different than a Mika, just trying to be more subtle. I know you know this already, but I find it hilarious how you always pretty much call him out on his crap.
Amazing sales for the 3DS! I am a proud owner of an xl,and I gotta say I don't regret my purchase one bit! Fantastic mix of ergonomics, form factor and amazing software-currently my most played system by far and I'm sick of hearing the 3DS bashers praising the Vita(by no means a bad system)and acting like the 3DS is dog doo..it's obvious you have never played one or are simply a troll- it's a great piece of kit!
Oh no disagrees...trolls & haters
Don't worry about them, I want the white XL to release in USA.
Quiet in here.
How's it going Hickey? Hope all is well : )
I thought Hicken was my biggest fan. If he spent as much time commenting on the posts and not the "posters" then I might actually find him interesting.
I feel so used.
The sales of the Nintendo 3DS entertainment system have doubled within a week. Likely thanks to a few exclusive Nintendo releases that provided a major push for the platform. Everything seems to be going great for the industry leading hand held dedicated gaming device going further into the holiday shopping season. It seems that Nintendo had a strategic plan in place that paid off in the long run by spreading out exclusives, and releasing at key times to maximize profit and consumer demand. If this upward trend continues, Nintendo will be on track to meet or surpass the astronomic sales of the original Nintendo DS entertainment system. Making history, and lifting the bar to even greater heights in the hand held realm of gaming. Rated E For Everyone
General, you're late this time! What was the hold up? @KevPC does golf look exciting? hell no! but when you actually play it, its fun. same for animal crossing. you can't get a feel for it from videos. you have to play it.
OMG...really...whats wrong with japan im sorry but...Animal Crossing...really? that game looks so bad kinda like those faceboook games. i just don't get how people can call a game like that good...it honestly looks so boring and childish...and sold like 700k..wtf...sigh i'm sorry but does this look fun? :( https://www.youtube.com/wat... i dont get the excitement for this game. Probably gonna get a ton of disagrees for this but idc
What's wrong with Japan? Animal Crossing is a worldwide bestselling game. And don't diss the game just by looking at it, shit's surprisingly addicting and has a ton of depth once you get into it. It's a perfect game for handhelds.
Animal Crossing has been around since the N64. A little longer than Facebook ;)
Jesus, the Vita only sold 2% of what the 3DS made, and that's just in Japan. I know people will disagree with this post, call me a fanboy (even though I own a Vita, love it, and the PS2 is my favorite system of all time), but I have no idea how Sony can save the Vita at this point, in fact it may be beyond saving.
Wii outsold both 360 and PS3 too, yet the Wii is rubbish PS360 gave the best gaming experience and online. 3DS is your choice if you just want to play 1st party decades old rehashed IP's. If you want adult games and more new surprising IP's then PSVita is the way to go. A gamer plays games, not sales. Japan is just a strange country too, Sony needs to get in Monster Hunter, Final Fantasy etc on the PSVita.
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