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Submitted by pierce 1026d ago | opinion piece

3DS gets huge boost as Nintendo trumps Sony again

Earlier this week Nintendo held one of its infamous conferences to announce a heap of new software for its platforms. This included some stuff for the Wii U such as downloadable content and a new system update coming next week. But what really caught my attention was how Nintendo managed to shock and thrill us with announcement after announcement of new games for the 3DS. New Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, and even Zelda titles were revealed to make buying one of Nintendo's handhelds even more tempting than it already is. So, can Sony learn from this? (3DS, Nintendo, Nintendo, PS Vita, Sony)

Knight_Crawler  +   1026d ago
The NIntendo 3DS...It only prints money :)
NastyLeftHook0  +   1026d ago | Well said
too bad the wii u does not.
Gamer Muzz  +   1026d ago
Doesn't it? They've sold over 3 million Wii U units so far and the Wii U was profitable from day one. It's already making them money.

Thats where Nintendo has always been wise. The gamecube for example, sold 2 million units less than the original Xbox (It came in last that Gen.), but since the console was profitable from day one, Nintendo made money from it. (Meanwhile the Xbox cost MS $5 billion by the end of it's life cycle as it was not profitable hardware)
The Wii tells the same story. Profitable from day 1. While the PS3 lost $2.3 billion it's first year and the 360 lost $1.8 billion it's first year, Nintendo reported an $8 billion profit on it's first year.
Nintendo are pros at making money. Don't let the anti Nintendo Hype fool you.
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bothebo  +   1026d ago
@ Gamer Muzz

Wrong. Nintendo has said numerous times that the Wii U is only profitable after a software sale and with a low software to owner ratio, profits may not be as big as you think.
ctorretta  +   1026d ago
@gamer muzz

SonyNGP  +   1026d ago
>Pulling the Wii U card
>Obviously mad
Gamer Muzz  +   1026d ago
I stand corrected. I never have a problem admitting I'm wrong. I'd read something on the Wii U that was inaccurate so I appreciate the information.
But the other info (wii and gamecube) were accurate. We do know the Cube turned a modest profit and the Wii killed.

@ctorretta, Thanks for supplying that link. It was well received.

I'm reading now that Nintendo's fiscal year ends on March 31. For the first nine months of the year, (as of Jan. 2013) Nintendo posted $5.97 billion in revenue.
Overall, the company’s performance is an improvement from 2012. It has $160 million in net income so far, compared to a loss of $530 million in the first nine months of the previous fiscal year.
I guess we can attribute that to software and Handheld sales.

Thanks for the info guys.
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fluffydelusions  +   1026d ago
Too bad this article is about 3DS and not Wii U
Realplaya  +   1026d ago
So question is that one piece of software per person or per hardware sold?
bullymangLer  +   1026d ago
sure it does. but without true games for it yet (:

fact is wiiU shouldn't be selling at all rite? :)
Dj7FairyTail  +   1026d ago
hardware units does but softwares does
RTheRebel  +   1026d ago
coming from this guy
Ill sell my sout to SATAn for a PS4 get a hobby Sony Drone lol
Denethor_II  +   1026d ago
>Pulling the Wii U card
>Obviously mad"

In response to the antagonistic title, titled, '3DS gets huge boost as Nintendo trumps Sony again'.
I think one is entitled to bring up the point of the latest range of Nintendo hardware not doing so well.
Bob Dole  +   1025d ago

Why would you try to greentext on n4g? It makes you look silly.
chrismichaels04  +   1026d ago
It becomes a pathetic attemp to flame bait when the writer needs to name drop Sony in the title of a Nintendo article just to gets views. If the writer wants to praise Nintendo for doing good work with the 3DS, that's fine. But the minute they have to name drop Sony, they just prove how bitter and biased they are. Even worse are some of the people on here that use this as an excuse to start a fanboy war. I own both a Vita and a 3DS and i think both are entertaining. Just because you prefer one over the other doesn't mean it's better then the other. It all comes down to preference and personal tastes.
smashcrashbash  +   1026d ago
Very well said.No doubt some zealous Nintendo fanboys rushed to bring in this flamebait. And then when anyone says anything against the Wii U and praises the next gen consoles they want to cry and stomp their feet about how cruel Sony fanboys are. 'The 3DS stomps Sony VITA. Ha ha ha'. And if I say. 'I think the Wii U is not going to have a chance against the PS4 or next Xbox' instantly the disagrees pile in and the crying starts about how I am a clueless Sony and/or Microsoft fanboy.
FriedGoat  +   1026d ago
I dont really care about sales, i've been enjoying luigis mansion these past weeks and loving it. But overall I have alot of games for vita and 3DS sold most of the 3DS ones. Vita is hands down more enjoyable for me, games are longer with more content and just generally more varied and fun. The DS had much better Nintendo games, Mario 64 DS>3D land Mario Kart DS>mariokart 7 and so on. its only just starting to feel like nintendo isnt rushing out short games since the drought at beggining of launch. sales are all well and good, but for someone that has/had over 20 games for each console, i know which one was worth the money.
MikeMyers  +   1026d ago

That is true. The media is partially to blame for the way fanboys act on forums. We don't need this endless product A is better than product B style of journalism where we have to have a winner and a loser.
YoloSwag  +   1026d ago
But the moment Nintendo gets attacked in favour of Sony it's ok right?
chrismichaels04  +   1026d ago
@yoloswag..... Where in my statement did you see me say it was ok for Sony fans to attack a Nintendo product? In fact, i defended nintendo in my comment. Once again, someone feels the need to make this about Sony instead of just focusing on Nintendo. Thank you for proving my point about bitter and biased people in these forums.
SoundGamer  +   1025d ago
That's true, but unfortunately, that's an easy way that they get readers/hits.

If the article didn't have that title and was something more like, "The 3DS Gets a Huge Boost," you can bet a lot less people would have clicked on it.

Hits = Advertisers and sponsors who help to keep sites running.

It's a vicious cycle.
bullymangLer  +   1025d ago
mnno the vita aint as comfy as a 3DS , not to mention the xL < fact
Satirical  +   1026d ago
Why do you have so many disagrees for merely stating fact? Some certain people are just really insecure or jealous I guess...
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1025d ago
3ds > vita
ps4 >> wiiU.
mcstorm  +   1025d ago
This can't be true as its all doom and gloom about Nintendo at the moment.

IM glad the 3ds is selling well and im sure the Wiiu sales will pickup. I have a Wiiu and it is lacking 1st party games but if you look at zombie, mariou, Lego city and Nintendo land you can see what can be done to make it stand out from the other consoles.
-Mika-  +   1026d ago
To each his own. I personally still think the 3ds lineup is weak. The problem with Nintendo is that they make games for nintendo fans. They don't try to make games that appeal to other users outside their fanbase. I would love a new first person metroid,eternal darkness or a new rpg like the project rainfall games. This is why my vita been getting alot of playtime. Sony knows how to make a varity of different games to appease their fanbase. Even though it doesn't have the largest libary. It been gettting so much playitme out of me. This is why I love my vita and outside of braverly default. I won't be playing any other 3ds game this year. Unless something is annouce that appeal to me.
Nodoze  +   1026d ago
So should they make games for Sony fans? Your comment is a bit ridiculous. There is room for 2 handheld platforms both tailored to their core audiences. Do you really think that Nintendo is suddenly going to shift gears and make a Call of Duty clone??

Nintendo is fine doing what they are doing.
Tei777  +   1026d ago
"To each his own"... I'm sure Mika was just explaining her personal preference. If Nintendo could improve in one department would be diversifying in their 1st party portfolio, with all the money they made off the wii they could invest in new studios.

Sonys problem is quantity and the fact that all their best teams work on consoles only whereas Ninteno's go between console+handheld hence the universal quality control. Almost everything release on the Vita has been outsourced and the PSP's best developer ready at dawn has moved to ps4 now. But do agree that their limited 1st party line is more balanced then nintend's but they need more then just 3 big titles to carry through a whole year (Soul Sacrifice, Killzone, Tearaway)
profgerbik  +   1026d ago
Why would they make a clone of CoD? CoD has been on almost every Nintendo system just like any other.

It was even on the 3DS also, So what point is there in you bringing up CoD? Only idiots would agree with a statement that has literally no weight.

Mika didn't say they should make games for a specific fan, Mika was just saying they should appeal to more people than just their fans..
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NukaCola  +   1025d ago
The handheld line up for both Vita and 3DS are great but small. But both are increasing with amazing games so whatever to any idiotic naysayers.
DivineAssault  +   1026d ago
I wouldnt say its weak but its definitely over rated.. 3DS has some good games out but its got a yr on vita.. Vita has plenty of time to get more games rolling in & the greatest ones havent even came out yet.. Its a better machine than 3ds & has better features but 3ds has more games & thats whats most important to ppl.. That wont last forever though, vita still hasnt dropped its price outside of japan & PS4 connectivity will boost it up..

I like my vita better than 3ds but thats just me.. Most parents buy a 3ds for their kids rather than a vita so the demographics are too different for comparisons like this.. Japan has way better games than us westerners do.. Another advantage 3DS has over vita is the BC with DS titles.. Vita is all new & so will the PS4.. That actually hurts em but the fight isnt over yet & the new & improved sony will climb back on top of the game.. Just wait until devs play around with the new hardware & features both PS4 & PSV have together..
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darthv72  +   1026d ago
just curious but...
what has time got to do with this? time has no bearing on what is most important. that is "appeal". Games appeal differently to people. It isnt the specs or when it was released.

Those are irrelevant topics that get brought in to throw people off the main subject of appealing games. TBH, some of the most appealing games in society as well as gaming history were not the bleeding edge high tech driven ones people think about.

Simple good ole' fashioned FUN is the reason why some games appeal more than others. Whoever is holding the FUN card has the edge. I will say though, FUN is a subjective term but more often than not it is universal in that if you are having fun playing the game (regardless of genre or platform) then you can say its a FUN game.
lilbroRx  +   1026d ago
So you dismiss the 3DS's success as having a year over the vita.

Yet, I doubt you dismiss the PS3/360's success as having 7 year's over the Wii U.
Kalowest  +   1026d ago
Having better features doesn't mean anything DS>PSP.
Th4Freak  +   1026d ago
@darthv72 Looks like you don't remember the first year of the 3DS. Looks like you also don't remember the first years of PS3 and now the Wii U.
brewin  +   1026d ago
Thats funny. So Nintendo should stop making games for Nintendo fans? I dont get where you are coming from. And if you are happy with your vita youre in a small minority. Nintendo fans are happy as hell right now. Thats what matters to Nintendo.

And its not that Nintendo has MORE games, its that it has BETTER games. And the fact that you say the Japan has better games is laughable. How can you say that when youre a blatant Sony fan and Kojima, one of any Sony Fans idols, has dissed the Japanes industry
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Minato-Namikaze  +   1026d ago
Point being they should expand their base. The usual mario, zelda, metroid are fine, but if havent bought a 3ds or DS for those games then i want a different experience. Doesnt have to be COD, but i would like a different experience.
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   1025d ago

"I don't like this cotton candy. It doesn't taste like french fries. They need to change it because I want something else!"
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darthv72  +   1026d ago
A company that makes games that people, who buy their product, a bad thing?
TacoTaru  +   1026d ago
Didn't know Etrian Odyssey, Shin Megami Tensei (2 of them), Professor Layton, Virtue's Last Reward and Fire Emblem were just for Nintendo fans. At least I could get Dragon Fantasy for Vita yesterday so there is something.
LordHiggens  +   1026d ago
Virtues Last Reward is on PSV too...
Kalowest  +   1026d ago
Etrian Odyssey IV and Soul Hackers are both awesome, I'm happy I got a 3DS. And you forget to mention the remake of Devil Survivor 2 for 3DS.
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Gamer Muzz  +   1026d ago
Thats a foolish thing to say.
You're basically telling us that Nintendo continuing to make games featuring the most iconic franchise characters of video game history is a bad thing.
Fact is that Nintendo has innovated the market and released some of the most well received games ever.
Nintendo makes games that appeal to everyone.

Also, It's not Sony making the best games for the Vita. It's the 3rd party devs. Check out a list of the top rated Vita games. In the top 10 you'll find maybe 2 were developed by Sony. Meanwhile, Nintendo has developed 8 of the 10 top rated 3DS games.
I'd say Nintendo is definitely doing something right.
daclynk  +   1026d ago
In N4G people will disagree with you when you talk facts. they are so delusional. lol
Dan_scruggs  +   1026d ago
True they could make hardcore shooters and RTS games and whatnot but when New Super Mario Bors sells 30 million copies they are obviously doing something right. Nintendo's core games are by far the biggest selling games in the entire industry. Gears and God of War and Uncharted at their heights never mustered more than 5 million in sales. To Nintendo it's an obvious business decision. This ensures a steady robust cash flow until the first round of first party AAA titles help the WiiU pick up steam.
FluffyPloo  +   1026d ago
I agree, i prefer my vita to my 3ds simply because the games seem to be more orientated towards mature gamer, whereas nintendo are more for younger audiences, with the exception of fire emblem and now bravery default i doubt i will purchase any other software for it this year.
stragomccloud  +   1026d ago
The funny thing about that argument is that only 13 years olds think they have to play "mature games" to be cool.

Mature gamers play all types of games and don't care about the ratings.

Case in point... I tried to get some kids to play Legend of Zelda: Windwaker. The game is rated E for everyone. However, it was too difficult for them and figuring everything out on their own was just too much.
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truechainz  +   1026d ago
"They don't try to make games that appeal to other users outside their fanbase."

You mean they should make the same games as Sony to appeal to YOU. I know plenty of gamers (including myself) who play sony games and still love Nintendo games. Sony and Nintendo are only mutually exclusive because you make them that way.
Erimgard  +   1026d ago
There are a LOT of RPGs on the 3DS, and more on the way. In fact, this article is about the latest Nintendo Direct which revealed that Bravely Default (an RPG that has been selling well in Japan) is coming to America.
dark-hollow  +   1026d ago
its funny how n4g fanboys are pulling the "its for kids" card.

so tell me, what SUPER ULTRA MATURE 18+ XXX exclusive games that appeals to your demographics that the vita have that made you and the others occupied for hundred of hours? uncharted? unit 13? AC III liberation? thats the only exclusive decent "big boys games" i could mention.

using your own and the other totally flawed logic, i could dismiss LPB, gravity rush and PBASBR as a non mature games. what the the difference in maturity between the three games that i mentioned and the 3ds games? what makes them more mature than fire emblem awakening? braviry default? kid icarus?

people like to treat the situation like its the same as with the wii vs the ps3 where there is HUGE difference in the target demographic, while in the vita vs 3ds, judging from their current libraries, there isnt as much difference as with the wii and the HD twins.
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FluffyPloo  +   1026d ago
The vita has many games that are more likely to be enjoyed by more mature individuals. For example, a game like uncharted, it has mature content, a more complex narrative and gameplay that generally requires greater concentration.

Whereas with many nintendo games, the themes are less so, there stories are generally simple and focus on easy platforming and fun addictive gameplay (therefore more likely to be enjoyed by younger gamers).

Thats not to say either is exclusively catered to one demographic (both have exceptions such as resident evil for 3ds and lbp as you mentioned), just market saturation suggests vita games seem to be more orientated to the older more mature gamer, and nintendo the opposite.
stragomccloud  +   1026d ago
At Fluffy poo.
Go play Fire Emblem.

I think you should really just read what "dark-hollow" has said and really take it to heart. And no... no Uncharted has a complex narrative. They are popcorn movies. I love Uncharted as much as the next guy, however, I'm not about to hold it up as an example of complex narrative.

You should really re-evaluate the term "mature-oriented games."

Most of the time, people just use that term to pat themselves on the back and ridicule other players. Mature content does not equate to mature gaming.

Fire Emblem, while not an M rated or "mature gamer oriented game" is a very mature game in how it handles its story and especially the development of its characters. The game manages to make you laugh, feel drawn to the large cast of characters, and if you choose to allow it, many of these characters can die forever. Other times, the game can move you to tears of either joy or sorrow.

So please, get off your high horse and stop using "mature gamers." It's clear you are not a "mature gamer" as evidenced by your arguments.
FluffyPloo  +   1026d ago
@ stragomcloud.

I have fire emblem, i played radiant dawn recently and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a very good series.

My stance has been a subjective one throughout, i havent said either device or there games are better or worse in general, simply that those on the vita appeal to me more than those on the 3ds.

You may not see uncharted as a good example of a complex narrative but i do, doesnt make either of us right overall, just in our own little bubbles. The same principle applies to what games we find appealing on either device.

I apolagise if ive offended you for preferring the vita and its games, but i dont really care for arguing over petty things so lets leave it there.

Btw. Fire emblem awakening is really good fun.
Dj7FairyTail  +   1026d ago
why should when all the outside fanbase do you talk trash about em.

heck they gave yall
The Last Story
Fire Emblem
Eternal Darkness
Star Fox
Sin and Punishment

but no all yall know about is Mario and Zelda
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XabiDaChosenOne  +   1026d ago
Mika spoke the truth, Nintendo had a huge line up of games. But for the majority of it it was pretty much Mario, luigi, and Zelda. Same sh*t different year. Nothing worth bragging about, if your not a die hard Ninty fan than this Nintendo direct was irrelevant. Sonys game library has more variety than Nintendos one trick pony cash cow line up.
yugovega  +   1025d ago
more variety like killzone? lbp? god of war?
Satirical  +   1025d ago
Denial is written all over your face.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   1026d ago
Vita will pick up at some point im sure. Its just a slow starter.
Dan_scruggs  +   1026d ago
Yeah no one is giving the WiiU that kind of patience.
kunluncat  +   1026d ago
Part of reason is that Vita is designed for hardcore gamer. WiiU perhaps not, especially after we all see what has happened for original Wii.
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imXify  +   1026d ago
The 3DS had a low start too anyway and it started to pick up right after the biggest price cut in handheld history.

Make me wonder how much Nintendo is making per 3DS sold.

But yeah, we need patience for the Vita.
BosSSyndrome  +   1025d ago
The 3ds is being sold at a loss, actually.
hobohunterz  +   1025d ago
Yeah it will probably pick up once the ps4 is out and they start showing how it will work together with the ps4
jagstatboy  +   1026d ago
Nintendo is king of handheld gaming. Consoles, not so much (recently anyway).
R00bot  +   1025d ago
Recently Nintendo released the wii console, which was pretty successful, by recently did you mean just the wii u?
jagstatboy  +   1023d ago
Well, don't get me wrong, I like the Wii a lot. It's just that the Wii U should have been released when the Wii was. We should have never had a Wii. No reason why Nintendo couldn't have put out an HD console alongside Sony and MS.

Now, we've got the Wii U, which is what the Wii should have been, and Sony and MS are about to release newer consoles that will once again make Nintendo's console pale in comparison.
Felonycarclub8  +   1026d ago
It will be cool if they had small conference for the vita like Nintendo does
daclynk  +   1026d ago
here we go. we missed you mika. back again to troll. Name the games you have be playing on you vita which is not also on the ps3 expect Gravity Rush. yea thats what i thought.
sherimae2413  +   1026d ago
games that you can play on the vita that is not on ps3?
you surely dont use your head nintendo boy...

shinobido 2, golden abyss, escape plan, smart as,
the upcoming soul sacrifice, tearaway, killzone mercenary
i can name a lot more if you want to

but you are clearly clouded by your fanboyism
because you can only name 1 game on vita that cant be played on a ps3
daclynk  +   1026d ago
how many of them are high quality,sold well and move units. Say whatever you want but 3ds is kicking Vita Ass. lol.

Edit: @saint_seya and sherimae2413 Whatever 3ds is still kick vita's ass and taken names.
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Kalowest  +   1026d ago
Killzone Mercenary looks terrible, but all the other games you mentioned are awesome.
sherimae2413  +   1026d ago

killzone mercenary... terrible... did you already finish the game oni-chan...
could you please upload your walkthrough videos on youtube
so that other people that anticipates the game can see if its true ill appreciate it alot ^_^
Tultras  +   1026d ago

A game doesn't have to sell well to be good.
saint_seya  +   1026d ago
Lol someone who call a troll.. u should check yourself at the mirror first...
It doesnt matter if is sony, ms, pc, nintendo.. trolls are trolls.. and your comment shows that u are a troll.
U talk like if vita only had one exclusive game, can u troll harder please?
sherimae2413  +   1026d ago
now your talking about quality and how many are sold?

you know what, you are the 1st person here on n4g that i will going to say pathetic... because you clearly are, i have seen a lot of fanboys from various sites but you are the worst

now youre redirecting the subject, and as far as i know
isnt the wii, ds and 3ds are full of shovelwares?
some people who own those systems admit it so...
including i who have a ds...
danny818  +   1026d ago
It's funny cuz 70% of those sales were from kids. Kid fucking games. I get nausea by all the Mario and luigi titles announced recently
TongkatAli  +   1026d ago
Kids are the biggest money makers so business wise it's a smart thing to release bright and colorful games. I'm not saying adults don't play a 3DS, of course they own and enjoy one, but what is the target audience and why are all Nintendo ads on the CN and Sony ads are at the adult swim time ?

Nintendo fanboys hate to admit it, but the main focus to Nintendo is two things, nostalgia and selling to kids. The first one brings in the adults with familiar titles they know and love and the second is making kid friendly games with a cheap price tag for the hardware.

Nintendo always takes the easy way. I went to the Sony side cause I see more risks and the Vitas hardware is so epic to me. I have owned every Nintendo handheld ever made except the 3DS, but the Vita doesn't even make want to have a 3DS. Trust me, if the Vita was whack I would keep it real and say it was.

Everything that I could want in a handheld is the Vita, sucky sales or not it's a beast.
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danny818  +   1026d ago
Couldn't have said it any better. That company makes me hurl
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   1025d ago
The arguments I see being tossed around are getting dumber and dumber, making me question the IQ of those who say them.


I guess you started gaming recently at the age of 25 or something? But saying you are that old would be giving you too much credit.
stragomccloud  +   1026d ago
Please don't make Nintendo fans look bad with fanboyish comments like "Nintendomination"

No one is dominating anyone. All of the systems offer something unique and fun. That's why I own both a 3DS and a Vita.
firelogic  +   1026d ago
Not sure why there's this "vs" debate all the time. Nintendo consoles are strictly for Nintendo fans. Just look at their recent game announcements. Mario golf, mario party, mario and luigi, paper mario, yoshi's island, wind waker remake, ALTTP 2, donkey kong, etc...

If you love those franchises, you have nintendo hardware. If you don't love them, you don't. It's pretty simple. It's pretty damned clear they're not competing with one another as their audiences are completely different.

Nintendo fans were orgasming after the Nintendo Direct. I among a great majority of other people thought, "meh."

It's great that you love those franchises, but you really should demand more from Nintendo. If they're such creative geniuses, you should expect some new franchises instead of dipping into their well over and over.
Minato-Namikaze  +   1026d ago
^^THIS. He explained it better than i did.
truechainz  +   1026d ago
I agree with you that there shouldn't be this vs. debate all the time, but the impression I get from your post is that it is impossible to like both nintendo and sony franchises which is very much not true. I may have misunderstood your comment so if so my bad. Either way I do demand more from Nintendo because they definitely can do better in a number of areas, but not necessarily in the form of new ip's. I just want more good games. I would rather have a really well done sequel than a new ip that does not have the same quality. That's why Nintendo's worst enemy when releasing new ip's is itself. Pikmin is a great example because it was a great game, but was still greatly overshadowed by mario and smash bros.
firelogic  +   1026d ago
Of course there's cross-over with the two audiences, but for the most part, Sony/MS users aren't that big on Nintendo and vice versa. It's not a hard and fast rule however. There's nothing wrong with owning multiple consoles or liking nintendo games. I'm just saying the two companies really serve different markets.

Nintendo will always be around because they have their fanbase, as does Sony and Microsoft.

But even if you are a nintendo fan, don't you want to see some new stuff that doesn't involve the mario/zelda/donkey kong universe? Not saying kill them off or anything, just make those games AND create some new IPs.
truechainz  +   1026d ago
Right I'm not saying that you have to have one or the other when saying new ips and old games, but just shedding some light as to why Nintendo doesn't do it that often for reasons that I think are completely valid. Especially in a business sense. I would gladly play new games that are not the usual franchises, I am just saying from a personal standpoint that I would be just as satisfied if Nintendo used the same franchises while adding fun new ways to play those games. As long as the game is good it makes no difference to me.
stragomccloud  +   1026d ago
I agree on the debate should stop part; however, I think it's rather simplistic to say the the 3DS is only for "Nintendo" gamers. It, just as the Vita, both have much to offer for people of different tastes.
R00bot  +   1025d ago
Eh, I kinda wish Nintendo was "competing", because I hate having to get more than one system to get games other than Nintendo games. I dunno though, this gen they MIGHT (I stress the word might here) actually have better 3rd party support.
josephayal  +   1026d ago
Good Job Nintendo, good job
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Inception  +   1026d ago
What a flamebait articles -_-

I think both sides, Sony & Nintendo, are on the roll lately. On nintendo 3DS side you can have SMT IV, Link to the Past 2, Yoshi Island 2, New Donkey Kong, etc etc. On sony's Vita side, there Soul Sacrifice, Dragon's Crown, Toukiden, God Eater 2, etc etc. Gamers that have 3DS and Vita can be happy with all this games, right?
WeAreLegion  +   1026d ago
Absolutely. We should just be happy both sides are putting up a fight. :)
kirbyu  +   1026d ago
WeAreLegion  +   1026d ago
Keep your Monster Hunter, Zelda, and Luigi's Mansion. I'll take Soul Sacrifice, Tearaway, and Gravity Rush any day.
Belking  +   1026d ago
nothing new here. Vita has been struggling and i don't really see a big change in the near future.
supremacy  +   1026d ago
Yeah while its great Nintendo has announced their new mario(luigi) titles and zelda games, the headline is borderline flamebait for hits.

So Nintendo made some announcements, good for them and their userbase.

It almost implies that Sony doesnt hold their own vita heaven announcements, when the reality is otherwise. e3 is just over a month away, and the rumor is Sony plans to hold a conference in late april early may on the PlayStation 4, which opens up time for ps3 and vita software talk, as well as ps4 software reveals as well.

So i imagine what the headline will be then.

Is this good news? yes,

Does it need a flamebait headline? No.
SpiralTear  +   1026d ago
It's headlines like this that result in absurdly pointless arguments in the submissions' comments sections, arguments that have been thrown around over and over in any sort of article concerning the 3DS or Vita.

We'll see the main courses from both companies once E3 arrives. Nintendo just offered a hearty appetizer.
leahcim  +   1026d ago
yeah but lets talk about consoles.....
LOL_WUT  +   1026d ago
They'd rather not as it's rather humiliating. ;)
TechnicianTed  +   1026d ago
I suppose it must be humiliating yeah, being beaten by a console that's not nearly as powerful. Oh well, this gen might be better for Sony and MS.
kingPoS  +   1026d ago
It's good that the 3DS is doing ok. But at the same time Nintendo seems unable to focus fully on both their current handheld & console at same time.

I commend them for making such a substantial advantage early on. I just hope they have the incubate software at the ready for both platforms to back that up. Because as we all know - It's software that make a system successful be it games or otherwise.

I'd like to see them focus on more on creating new IP's and/or develop better 3rd party support. I get that if it ain't broke don't fix it, but at same time who's going begrudge them for starting a new franchise or two.
MasterCornholio  +   1026d ago
Both the 3DS and the Vita have some great games coming out this year. Only haters will deny this.

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Kingthrash360  +   1026d ago
long comment short...this is a flame bait article.
its great that nintendo is releasing new content but that is something they are supposed to do. why mention sony? no other reason than bait.
profgerbik  +   1026d ago
This is bullshit this is even tagged PS Vita, Sony. This has nothing to do with the PS Vita or Sony, this is just a article bragging about Nintendo IP's.

Classless fans. Some of them just don't understand not everyone cares for those games, just like I don't expect everyone to care for everything Microsoft or Sony makes or has on their systems.. That is why there are options and not just one company because not everyone has the same interest in video games.

At the same time someone could like Vita games better, someone could also like 3DS games better. It is a pointless argument.

This article is just lame, nothing but to start shit.
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Gr81  +   1026d ago
If we're
Being honest, Vita has been quite the failure. It has never been a threat to the 3DS in the least. Obviously Sony fans will cry foul and claim they play Vita more than the 3DS (which is obvious considering I'd be willing to wager they don't own a 3DS) but the bottom line is Nintendo does Handheld gaming better. I'm no fan of the 3DS as of now, as I generally have a 4-5 game rule before I purchase a games machine. But Vita is just unappealing right now. It is supposedly a console experience on the go, and that just isn't resonating with the market at all.

If Nintendo can roll out more SNES like games for the 3DS they will be seeing a huge uptick for the system. LoZ is a great start.
Kingthrash360  +   1026d ago
shuddup....your comment is worse than the article your commenting on...stfu and enjoy gaming....let nintendo and sony worry about winning or losing.
Gr81  +   1026d ago
Your comment is about as relevant and thought provoking as keeping up with the kardashians. F*in moron.
Stefanrules7  +   1026d ago
When was the last time nintendo created a new game that wasnt zelda ir mario

yugovega  +   1025d ago
actually excitebots was made by Nintendo. so 2006. wait Nintendo land was released in 2012 so that would be the newest. ds wise how about legendary starfy 2006. professor Layton. even wii sports was a new ip.
Stefanrules7  +   1025d ago
I suppose so but you could only call proffessor layton a true series out of all of them

They need a new series like zelda and mario have become where each game is a classic and when they begin to get repetitive like zelda and mario give them a break and start creating some new classics then they could just keep that cycle going, people would still be getting their favourites every now and then but also plenty of new games
WalterWJR  +   1026d ago
So Mario, luigi, yoshi and zelda.

Seriously got bored of this a while ago and have not bought a Nintendo console since the game cube.
YoungPlex  +   1026d ago
Satirical  +   1026d ago
I got the Vita as a gift from a friend and it's pretty cool. A beautiful screen paired with some amazing graphics. Hardware-wise, it truly is a groundbreaking piece of tech. Yet...something is missing. Games.

When it comes to that specific aspect, the Vita is a steaming pile of turd. Nothing in the Vita library appeals to me this year. People just keep fixating on Soul Sacrifice. But is that it? I'm honestly not ashamed to admit that I'm very jealous of 3DS owners given the sheer quantity of amazing games they get play this year. They get Fire Emblem, Project X-Zone, Pokemon X and Y, Etrian Odyssey, Shin Megami Tensei IV, Bravely Default, Luigi's Mansion, Dream Team...etc. All that in one year! It's crazy.

Then again, I don't really envy 3DS owners since so many games means an empty wallet...
Kingthrash360  +   1026d ago
smh... you have a vita and not a mature gamer is all. you must not he looking forward to
soul sacrifice, killzone, tear away, guacameelee, terraria, batman origins,valhala knights, thomas was alone, velocity ultra, jak and daxter collection, muramasa, bit. trip runner, draw slasher, doa5, mlb the show, madden, fifa, ffx/ffx-2, lego marvel super heros, divekick, zombie tycoon, robot rescue, ninja gaiden sigma plus2, hotline miami, ys: memories of celceta, spelunky, rainbowmoon, munches oddysee, dust514, snapshot, the walking dead, moto gp 13, dragon fantasy book1 and 2, zoe collection, warriors lair.... to name a few.....poor you.
Stefanrules7  +   1025d ago
Have you tried persona 4 , thats exactly what you need for your vita judging by your taste in games
MichaelLito79  +   1026d ago
Flame bait article or not. Lets give credit to Nintendo for keeping portables alive. Many gamers will always fine a reason to complain. But at the end it is not about which system is better or worse. It is about the experiences the system is providing. Right now the 3DS is bringing back that old school magic some of us gamers have grown to love nintendo for. Kudos to 3DS.
OwlEyes  +   1026d ago
Strange how all the people writing the Wii U off after just six months are happy to give the Vita time, even though it has been out for over a year now, and consistently flopped for all that time.
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IYAOYAS33  +   1026d ago
Japan Hardware

Platform Weekly(change) Total
3DS 55,221 (-17%) 11,161,686
PSV 19,728 (-40%) 1,456,420
PS3 17,085 (-12%) 9,210,643
WiiU 14,587 (-35%) 872,980
PSP 8,838 (-33%) 19,705,457
Wii 1,681 (-7%) 12,711,198
X360 512 (-9%) 1,638,781
DS 73 (-19%) 32,981,598

Psvita is not doing to bad compared to the x360 in total sales in Japan. Nintendo bread and butter are the handhelds in Japan and U.S. Look at those weekly sales for the 360, I guess only the U.S. military are buying those bricks.
rhap  +   1026d ago
I could never get into Nintendo consoles or handhelds because most part of the time it's all about Pokemon, Mario, Zelda or Donkey Kong. Never liked any of those.

I had a PSP and now I've a PSV. I was able to play some great games like Gravity Rush, Ragnarok Odyssey, Dokuro and now Soul Sacrifice demo. I believe those are more entertaining to me than Mario Golf XXX Superstar Deluxe 5.0 or Pokemon Rainbow Blue Silver with Red Lines.

Nintendo is a great company, but I really can't stand the way they milk franchises with 100 games a year. It's worse than Capcom's DLCs, most people just didn't realize it yet.
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Nivalis  +   1025d ago
The sony reference is just tacked on the end to encourage fanboy hits -_- worthless
CaptainN  +   1025d ago
Its funny when people say that Nintendo only caters to Nintendo fans...well thats what got them to buy the system obviously LOL.They like the games that Nintendo makes, therefor they buy the console that has those games.

As for Vita being the only place to get "Mature" games, this is just blatant trolling at its finest.Third parties bring plenty of "mature" games to the 3DS such as: Resident Evil Revelations,Castlevania, Monster Hunter 3&4,Bravely Default,Shin Megami Tensei IV,Project X Zone,Etrian Odyssey IV etc.That argument goes out the window!
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