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Submitted by Valay 649d ago | news

May 2013 NPD: Nintendo's response, 3DS the best-selling platform

Nintendo's response to the May 2013 NPD report is in. (3DS, Wii U)

jcnba28  +   649d ago
I'm seriously considering getting a 3DS XL soon but I'm afraid if I do Nintendo will release a newer version of the hardware! Should I wait? Dunno if I can wait any longer when A Link Between Worlds is released in November.
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Myst  +   649d ago
I found the 3DSXL to be right for me at least. Compared it to my friends and it is really nice. I really don't see them releasing a new one for a while since they have a good balance between the two.
justastranger10  +   649d ago
Xbox 360 was the best selling console.
3ds was the best selling handheld.
MS and Nintendo are winners this month.
--Onilink--  +   649d ago
I doubt they will release another one until sales start dipping a bit, there is nothing like a hardware revision to boost a handheld's sales.

Since they have an amazing catalog of upcoming games for the rest of the year, i doubt we will see the 3DS Lite until middle/end of next year
Starbucks_Fan  +   649d ago
Wait for it to be on sale for $170. It was that price not too long ago.

If you do get a 3DS, definitely get the XL.
Munnkyman  +   649d ago
I got one and im happy eith it. But i will be annoyed if they come out with one with 2 sticks anytime soon.
HexxedAvenger  +   649d ago
nothing really supports 2 sticks right now. I got a circle pad pro for my XL and only use it for monster hunter.
Dj7FairyTail  +   649d ago
no they wont
bunfighterii  +   649d ago
Everyone says Nintendo is in dire straights but completed ignores its dominance in the handheld market.
TongkatAli  +   649d ago
It prints money : ?
TongkatAli  +   649d ago
Lol
nosferatuzodd  +   649d ago
and microsopft claimed they are the best selling system in may i know coming from microshaft its a trick nothing those bastards say is legitimate
RiPPn  +   649d ago
Apparently you can claim you're number 1 if you omit all the competition that beat you. No wonder they claim they have lead 28 months straight.
testerg35  +   649d ago
Didn't MS say best selling console in the US according to NPD?
Gamer1982  +   649d ago
Just traded my 3DS for a Vita thanks to E3 and how bad Nintendos lineup is.. Nothing really amazing coming out for 3DS in 2014 making me worth keeping it. Plus got sick of paying £40 for a game that now feels like a £2 game I can get on my ipad. I mean come on technologys moved on so much most ipad/iphone/android games look and feel just as good as 3DS games and are under £3. Apart from first party games theres not much point in a 3DS. I love my VITA however and am enjoying Uncharted right now not to mention the upcoming ability to play remote play with my PS4 which is why I bought.
AdvanceWarsSgt  +   649d ago
Sounds to me like you were looking for a reason to sell your 3DS. Nintendo didn't have to focus on the 3DS at E3 because its release schedule isn't/wasn't the issue, but rather the Wii U's.

Also, if you couldn't find games to play that were better than iOS games then that's your own fault.
Hadoukameha  +   649d ago
I had both, but now just Vita. Though 3DS is neat and has good games now, the Vita is a superior machine and will only grow stronger when PS4 is released. Though I admit it is lacking games right now, which needs to be amended.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   649d ago
So u bought a Vita to play PS4 games. Id rather buy a Vita to play Vita exclusive games. Sure thats a cool feature but I personally would never buy a handheld just to play another console's games on it.
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Tong  +   649d ago
Since when is Pokemon X and Y a bad lineup??
Khordchange  +   649d ago
3ds is doing extremely well these days and that's without Pokemon
HexxedAvenger  +   649d ago
and when pokemon comes out....? O-O
Dj7FairyTail  +   649d ago
October 12 Worldwide Release will be 3m copies less than one week
Moonman  +   649d ago
Love 3DS!!!! My favorite handheld ever! My first handheld was the Game Boy in 1989. ;p
chadboban  +   649d ago
Geez, I don't see how people can disagree that the 3DS is YOUR favorite handheld. SMH

Man some of you guys are really petty with your fanboy crap. It's not like he said "3DS is the best handheld EVER!!" It's his personal choice and it's how he feels about the handheld and how it serves his needs. Some of you really need to grow up.
thezeldadoth  +   649d ago
they think the disagree button somehow invalidates the statement if the disagrees outweigh the agrees.
akaihana86plus  +   649d ago
Lol, you know how these people are these days, and god forbid if you reply to their comments when you don't agree with them, they take everything personal and start PM ing you like hell, awwww i feel sorry for those people lol, and btw i love Sony as much i love Nintendo, but Moonman is right, 3DS is awesome!!! :D
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TURKEYonWH3AT  +   649d ago
I want a 3DS just for Pokemon X/Y but they are expensive :(
AdvanceWarsSgt  +   649d ago
Get one around the holidays when retailers slash the prices on the system. That's the best time to get any gaming hardware really.

Unless of course you're a huge Pokemon fan and can't wait, then check Amazon frequently as the 3DS is on sale more often than not.

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