Where are all the 3DS Doomsayers After the Announcement of Pokemon X and Y?

Playeressence's Furious Francis discusses how the Vita has no shot at catching the 3DS with Nintendo's latest announcement, the media and gamers reaction to the 3DS' slow start with doom articles, and how Pokemon X and Y has and will put an end to those articles for good. He also gets into why gamers are making the same mistakes with the Wii U as they did with the 3DS.

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majiebeast1960d ago (Edited 1960d ago )

Flamebait nintendo fanboy trash. Click the plus next to site name and downrate this site, dont need this flamebait trash here.

kaozgamer1960d ago

I didn't know you could do that...

guitarded771960d ago

Knowing is half the battle.

MaxXAttaxX1960d ago

I think the author is stuck in 2011, when 3DS actually deserved some of the heat it got based on its price and lack of games.
But that was over a year ago and this guy is being incredibly defensive and fanboy-ish.

Blank1960d ago

I did as you asked sir I feel that we dont need this negative article here and this writer swears that the whole internet will stop trash talkin the 3ds the internet trashtalks EVERYTHING EVERY HOUR!

WiiUsauce1960d ago

are you really surprised this is a flamebait article? 99% of the "articles" on N4G are flamebait. This article is true though. I can't count the number of times I read Nintendo is doom comments when the 3DS first came out, and look at it now.

Krew_921960d ago (Edited 1960d ago )

People complained about the 3DS when it first came out yes. It was justified though. We saw games come at a crawl and it lacked many titles in its first year.

It's been a year now. No one is complaining about the 3DS. I have not seen any 3DS doom articles on here in a very long time. Maybe they come here and there, but that's because of websites like these and nothing like the PlayStation Vita gets almost daily.

I can only see this article being written because of a personal dispute with someone. It doesn't belong here, thus the website deserves low ratings for bringing this flame bait article.

Theyellowflash301960d ago (Edited 1960d ago )

Its not flamebait. It takes a look at the unfair and hasty doom articles the 3DS got and how most Nintendo fans knew all along the system would not fail.

Canary1960d ago

Says the user resorting to ad hominem attacks.

They don't make your argument stronger; they make it weaker.

Theyellowflash301960d ago (Edited 1960d ago )

Should I erase the first part, and just go with the second then? Cause I'm sure my comment explains why its not a flamebait argument.

There.... done.

akhmenhawk171960d ago

Finally, a critical thinker!

joeorc1960d ago

"The Vita is powerful and cool but it has no shot at catching the 3DS. The 3DS just has more games, high selling franchises, and developer support. The Vita is powerful and cool but it has no shot at catching the 3DS. The 3DS just has more games, high selling franchises, and developer support. Pokemon X and Y is the final blow to Sony.."

and yet he has the Arrogance to state:

"Pokemon X and Y is the final blow to Sony."

yet he is calling out the other media outlets doing the very same thing to Nintendo, but it's ok for him to do that to Sony?

for all the doom saying Nintendo has taken over both the WiiU and the 3DS just look at the sheer number of doom post's about Sony with the Hack, the financial problems, the PSVita is a fail post's. and you can see they all get their share. Nintendo is not alone in their doom post's, take a look at Microsoft and windows Phone doom post's by the Media.

Nintendo is not the only one. they are not singled out more than anyone else.

Blues Cowboy1960d ago

You're right there - it's also too early to call the Vita. That said, I can't help but feel that Sony should have learned from the 3DS' first year by ensuring that software support and marketing remained constant.

Still playing my Vita a lot for FFVII-IX, but my 3DS takes up much more of my free time.

ronin4life1960d ago (Edited 1960d ago )

No, they aren't singled out for punishment. But when they receive their course, it is always the harshest and most illogical.
PSN hack was a pretty bad service failure. They were called on it.
3DS sales were luke-warm at worst. Nintendo was deemed an incompetent failure doomed bankruptcy.
Vita sales are less than tepid at best... and Sony is given cautious praise, light handed warnings and admittedly a few exaggerated(in both behavior and perception) doomsayers... who are so insipid and far between they may as well be ignored.
WiiU comes out to as-of-now uncertain sales... and we have a cross between 3ds/vita in reaction, with no moderates... either it may be ok or it is seen as a total failure.

From what I've seen, they all receive the "hate" when it is obvious it is coming for... whatever reason. Yet, with Nintendo it is always far heavier and usually off the mark.

joeorc1960d ago (Edited 1960d ago )

"whatever reason. Yet, with Nintendo it is always far heavier and usually off the mark."


Ok i get what you are saying but Has Microsoft or Nintendo ever had a single website with over 2+ million Hit's stating they hate said company?

Has Nintendo ever had a single website devoted to trash talk or Complete Hatred and has over 2 million in viewership of unique visitors all with the same idea of Hatred of said company?

2,815,228 people are tired of Sony's bullshit.


find a single site on the internet with that much hate for Nintendo! is there such a site?

i freaking doubt it very much.

So as i said Nintendo is not singled out anymore than anyone else.

ronin4life1960d ago (Edited 1960d ago )

The wording is kind of bad and the writing amateurish... But it still has more intellegence behind the presented "3ds doom" articles.

Which isn't saying much... okay, it says nothing. But still.

it is only such trouble on the sony aggregate site n4g. Just look here for proof: as of this writing there are FAR more sony campers here despite the fact that this is mainly a Nintendo focused article.
How do I know they are "Sony campers"? I recognize the commentors here, and there are no non Nintendo/Sony tags. WHO else would be here... and who happens to be in control?
On the same day big news for Nintendo is released?
En masse, on every article as if by magic?

So, what is the article doing here? What is the point? It has the same purpose you have. In fact, it is no different... but is FOR Nintendo instead of against it.
This site is full of annoying commentors, and I have to say it is a bittersweet site to see the Sony tilt starting to be threatened... by an annoying Nintendo one. But when comment sections like this one pop up, it makes some of the bitter... go away.

Hicken1960d ago

Actually, many of the commenters probably have both systems or aren't as biased as, say.... you.

The only thing I have against the 3DS is that Nintendo tried to sell it at such a high price at launch when it didn't represent much of an improvement over the DS.

I've owned more Nintendo handhelds than Sony ones(an original Gameboy, a GBA, and two DSLites versus a PSP and a Vita), and I've had games I've loved on all of them.

The purpose of this article is to stir up crap: nobody's spreading "doom and gloom" about the 3DS now. In fact, most articles about the 3DS are about how good it's doing. And it further stirs up crap by being marked with everything OUTSIDE of the 3DS, as if there's really a relevance.

Then there's you. In EVERY Vita article- or near enough as makes no difference- and MOST Sony articles, being the voice of pessimism. You try to use disagrees or agrees as some indicator of who dominates the site, but since you can't glean any sort of knowledge about who voted what way on a given comment, you can't know who "dominates" the site.

Not that that lack of info stops you or others from making your claim.

Also hilarious is how many Sony "fanboys" have less than the standard three bubbles, compared to people like, say, LOGICWINS, who are anti-Sony trolls and have MORE than the standard amount. There are no anti-Microsoft or anti-Nintendo trolls with 6 bubbles running around here.

And if Sony fans really dominated, why such a huge focus on Sony gloom and doom? The default answer is "because it gets hits," but since we Sony lovers are supposed to dominate, doesn't that mean we should be failing these articles in abundance? Shouldn't we be submitting more Sony love and everybody else hate articles?

What you and others say about this site doesn't add up to what's actually HAPPENING here.

EddieNX 1960d ago

It's Kind of true. In Japan When this Pokemon Game arrives , the 3DS will sell like 1Million a week+.

Pokemon BW2 was an optional Sequel , you didn't have to buy that one... But this is what every pokemon fan has been dreaming of , and the Every pokemon will buy a 3DS to get it.

This year the 3DS has Animal Crossing , Monster Hunter Ultimate , Castlevania , Luigis Mansion 2 , Dragon quest 7 , Fire emblem , Pokemon Mystery Dungeon , Pokemon X and Y , And many others.

I'm not Vita hater , But In japan , and probably most of the rest of the world , when these 3DS games arrive , the Vita is screwed.

At best it will be the Gamecube and the 3DS will be the Ps2 in terms of sales.

The vita is Fantastic. But , the 3DS is the star of the show....

kirbyu1960d ago

Second to last line: That's certainly ironic.

doogiebear1960d ago

Another rehash of Pokemon? The story that never really goes anywhere? No thanks.

kirbyu1960d ago

Alot of video games have stories that never go anywhere.

RTheRebel1960d ago

like littlebigplanets story?
nice try drone

360ICE1960d ago

It's a completely ridic argument though. The 3DS doomsayers (btw, every console since the beginning of man has had doomsayers) were gone when the sales started pouring in. It's not like they were around yesterday going "Well, Nintendo. Looks like this best selling console of yours is gonna fail." and then went "Oh, no! Another Pokémon game, and it looks good! I'm outta here man."

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iamnsuperman1960d ago

Where is the need for this article. It is almost like it is asking for trouble in the comment section.

Theyellowflash301960d ago

So its ok to write doom articles but not call people out when their wrong? The users should have never approved it then

iamnsuperman1960d ago (Edited 1960d ago )

It isn't okay to write doom articles but because it happens doesn't give you (I assume) the right to write an article calling out these people. Take the higher ground because this is just asking for trouble

SandWitch1960d ago

Funny how you just written a doomsayer article yourself

sonic9891960d ago

( epic fail ) i just wasted 4 mins of my life with that nonsense anyway what i understood is that he is a pokemon fan and a big one too LOOOOOOL

iamnsuperman1960d ago

I find it funny how some people are shocked and excited at the prospect of Pokemon being on the 3DS when it has been obvious since the reveal of the 3DS this will happen eventually. I can understand the excitement for the game but do not understand the excitement for it being on the 3DS

Dno1960d ago

Well they were in full force when 3DS failed to sell at 250 bucks.

Now years after nintendo made the biggest price drop in history almost 100 bucks the haters do what they do best. go back to Sony.

AdvanceWarsSgt1960d ago

It didn't fail to sell, it just wasn't selling to Nintendo's expectations, which were ridiculous anyway because the global economy is sh!!t plus I don't think there will ever be a handheld that sells like the DS ever again.

Yodagamer1960d ago

Heck if I remember right it actually sold better than the vita has at that price point

AdvanceWarsSgt1960d ago (Edited 1960d ago )

In fact, when I checked and compared the 3DS sales at this point in time to the DS sales at the same point in its lifespan, the 3DS sales are better in Japan and NA.

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