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Submitted by xNomaD 921d ago | article

3DS Dominates the Japanese Market

Nintendo’s grip on the Japanese market seems as unrelenting as Darth Vader’s grip on the empire. With the latest figures coming out from Famitsu showing the Nintendo 3DS games sheer domination in the Japanese games chart, occupying more than 6 positions in the top 10 charts. (3DS, Tag Invalid)

SignifiedSix91  +   921d ago
I don't think anyone will ever dethrone Nintendo from the handheld market lol.
Miscommunicative  +   921d ago
There was one who could. But Jobs is gone now.
Shad0wRunner  +   921d ago
Apparently it dominates the North American market too.

Did I fall into a coma for a century and wake up into an alternate reality where millions of people prefer to play games in their hands, on a little screen? o_O

What happened to the CONSOLE gamers?
gamer42  +   921d ago
We live in a fast paced society, convenience is key for products to be successful in today's world. Why do think smartphones are so popular? Handheld gaming has evolved to a point where we can get console quality game in our hands. How can gaming be more convenient than that?
Stsonic  +   921d ago
3ds is not console quality. Vita had a good chance but it seems no one wants to support it.
Themba76  +   921d ago
I think vita will catch up now mainly because of ps4 support and I believe they will probably start getting alot of jrpgs soon.
Misaka_x_Touma  +   921d ago
well console only gamers cares more about big budgets wanna be hollywood popularity games with endless quick time event, 10 hour long and not so much replay value.
swice  +   921d ago
I feel as though handheld gaming is much more personal. I'll get on my console to be social, but when it's just me and my 3DS, it's really just me.
memots  +   921d ago
Didn't we know this already?
dcj0524  +   921d ago
Slow news day /:. Next up: 5 reasons the PS4 can beat XBOX ONE. Ugh.
PSNintyGamer  +   921d ago
Nintendo knows Hand-Helds
TimeSkipLuffy  +   921d ago
no wonder. It is directed towards "casual" gamers. There are more "causal" gamers out there than "core" gamers...

A lot of my female friends usually don't play video games but they bought the 3DS for Animal Crossing...
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mcstorm  +   921d ago
I find it funny how not so long ago this site was full of new about how Nintendo were finished and that the 3DS was a flop. Funny how things change. I cant wait to get Pokémon X for mine in a few months great end of the year for Nintendo in terms of games on the 3DS and WiiU.
Agent_hitman  +   921d ago
Nintendo should put another analog on the right on 3ds xl.. It would e ideal for action games. Anyhow, congrats to nintendo
Shad0wRunner  +   921d ago
To each their own, I guess.

Personally, I prefer the raw power of a console over a handheld. Current handhelds can do a lot, these days...and are leaps and bounds ahead of their predecessor's. Even very nearly on the same grounds as some current gen consoles. But the 3DS and Vita pale in comparison to next gen consoles.

Im a console gamer, first and foremost. I dont travel, so Im never on the road...and I dont need a "toilet companion" to keep me entertained, lol. I have no kids or family, so I dont have to share the TV with anyone. Therefore, I prefer my games on the big screen.

I can applaud Nintendo on their success with the 3DS, but as a long time console developer, a reputable one at that...what they did with the Wii U, was embarrassing to say the least.

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