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Nintendo 3DS outselling PS3 and Xbox 360 around the world

Nintendo 3DS is outperforming PS3 and Xbox 360 in the UK and America. 3DS is at the top of the hardware sales charts in Japan and America and now, Nintendo has told MCV that it's number one on the UK, too. What's more, it has been since May.

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dedicatedtogamers1103d ago

That's because 3DS is awesome. I picked mine up a few months ago and I haven't put it down since! (for the record, I'm a huge handheld nerd. I also love my Vita).

I hope devs see that the 3DS is a good platform to develop for. iirc, there was an article showing that a very small percentage of devs were planning on putting games on 3DS, which is a shame.

PopRocks3591103d ago

It's funny how 3DS has thrived even with such little 3rd party support. Hopefully more devs will see it as a viable platform somewhere down the line; it, like the Vita, has a lot of great potential.

mcstorm1103d ago

I agree but I do find it funny as in here 12 months ago it was all doom and gloom about the 3ds. I hope Sony turn around the psv but I just don't think they quite have the games like Nintendo do for the handheld market.

MakiManPR1103d ago (Edited 1103d ago )

Call me weird but I like Handhelds more than Home Consoles. I'm in love with my 3DS XL and playing the hell out of it. I even have the 3DS XL Capture Card which let me play on my TV!!

I will buy my second PS Vita in early August!

@Tiquila

Because I sold the first one? And I know a lot of people who has 2 of the same console. One for hacking and the other one for normal/online gameplay. Its not that rare.

Firan1103d ago

I'm like you. Handhelds seem to get my favorite kinds of games while home consoles have become kind of stale with few gems over the years.

tehpees31103d ago

Honestly I don't know where those statistics about developers are coming from. 3DS is getting many big releases this year and it is starting to see more localisations.

Next to PS3 and 360 it is getting the most releases.

dedicatedtogamers1103d ago

The statistic refers to 3rd party developers. Most of the big releases on 3DS are from Nintendo, true?

Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II1103d ago

who cares its way cheaper and appeals to children , it gets bought as presents, it doesnt outsell the ps3 by much anyway and they are aimed at totally different demographics.

chadboban1103d ago

Kids play all systems man, my little brother loves to play my PS3 and 3DS. No offense dude but you sound really salty about this. Once Sony shows Vita some more support, sales will pick up. Relax. No need to be bitter.

strifeblade1103d ago

lemme guess you just cannot wait to play knack?!?

Shnazzyone1103d ago

Weird because I've been mostly seeing people over 20 buying these things for themselves, most of them for animal crossing right now. Sounds like we found the reason why you wont buy it for yourself. You're too insecure in your maturity to enjoy nintendo games. Maybe as you get older you will realize you don't need to play games with guns and blood to have fun.

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jcnba281103d ago

Apparently the N4G community lol

Dan_scruggs1103d ago

HOW DARE NINTENDO MAKE MONEY. THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE DOOMED.

So sayeth the N$G community.

Shnazzyone1103d ago (Edited 1103d ago )

NO! NINTENDO IS DOING BAD RIGHT NOW! SHUTUP ABOUT WHERE THEY DOING GOOD! I WANT TO BELIEVE THEY ARE DOING BAD! I DON'T CARE ABOUT REALITY!

I JUST WISH DEVELOPERS WOULD SEE THE POTENTIAL IN VITA BECAUSE IT'S STILL BETTER THAN 3DS AND I'M NOT BIAED OR NUTHING!

/my best impression of n4g

Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II1103d ago (Edited 1103d ago )

Khordchange + 2h ago
who doesn't love the 3ds?

I dont... be sure not to cry about it , im a 29 year old man and 95% of the 3ds library would never appeal to me.

Killzoner991103d ago

Here here brother. The 3DS is for little kids and girls. It's all shovelware. I don't care if the Vita has nothing coming out for it , it's still the better purchase. Sony knows how to appeal to the mature , male hardcore gamer.

MakiManPR1103d ago

23 year old man here and 95% of the 3DS Library appeal to me!

strifeblade1103d ago

@killzoner
ofcourse sony know how to appeal to the hardcore gamer- you just cannot wait to play knack!?!?! LOLOLOOLOLOL. Man you are so mature.

Firan1103d ago

It's not about your age. It's about your taste.

Shnazzyone1103d ago (Edited 1103d ago )

I'm 31, Animal crossing, fire emblem, and luigi's mansion are great. Can't wait for ace attorney 5 & M&L dream team, also considering cross zone.

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AbortMission1103d ago (Edited 1103d ago )

Casuals and older teens who are tired of Mario would be a start.

I personally dislike playing the same games over and over again on different platforms. Besides the Mario games, there's JRPGs - another genre I'm sick of

And before the butthurt Nintendo fanboys call me a hater, I owned a 3DS from launch until I recently sold it. Eshop wasn't doing it for me either.

Nintendo has been stagnating with their creativity as of late. No amount of damage controlling will convince me otherwise. I will only rebuy a 3DS/buy a Wii U for Metroid

krontaar1103d ago

It's only going to get better with pokemon X&Y and the new Zelda coming out later this year.

Lovable1103d ago

True can't wait for the release of Pokemon: Water and Oil as well. I bet that will sell tons of 3ds.

krontaar1103d ago

What are you even on about.

Shad0wRunner1103d ago

No, it's because people are saving up for next gen consoles right now. The PS3 and 360 have had nearly 7 years on the market. One of the 2 if not both consoles are already in the majority of people's homes by now. Unless it breaks down or you get robbed...noone has a reason to go out and buy multiple units of the same console. Of course sales are slowing down. These next gen consoles are gonna cost up to $400-500 dollars and people are trying to save up for them, before they launch, this fall.

These sales figures are great for the 3DS. But im not a handheld gamer and I dont own a handheld from ANY company. Im a console gamer...so I could care less about the 3DS.

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