Nintendo Universe writes: In releasing more information than they did last week, Amazon UK have confirmed that pre-orders for the Nintendo 3DS have outpaced the record previously set in 2007 by the PlayStation 3 by a growth of 71%.
I participated in this xD
*reads title* uuuh okay. aaaaand the central theme of relevance iiiiisss....?????
@Rumor- Hard to say. I'm having trouble understanding the relevance of this article too. I guess their trying to show that 3DS is a more anticipated device than the PS3 was in 2007. Well..yeah, its Nintendo, they break all kinds of sales records with their products.
the 3ds does not cost as much as the ps3 cost in 2007 so it would sell better at launch.lol
Its a new nintendo handheld. What do people expect to happen?
That is one good price - I own't preorder but looking forward to hearing how good it is. Then I will most likely get it :)
Apples - Oranges...
New hardware is bound to sell alot, especially when its Nintendo, a new child friendly gaming device and new technology at a low price. 3DS? No thanks, NGP, Im waiting for this beast of a machine.
But how can it be child friendly?! Childrens eyes have not developed properly, so the 3D is just going to cause damage :p I'm still agreeing with you though, as it WILL sell huge amounts! (I'm also agreeing about the NGP...I want it now!)
its a number 1 portable from nintendo. Of course everyone is buying it
Exactly. What is the point of comparing these two very different consoles? On a related note: 3DS is more than 50% cheaper than the launch ps3 price. Potentially having twice the market range.
So the PS3 is mentioned, why only the PS3? What happened to the other great console? The 360? Whatever happened to the DS rival the PSP? Makes more sense with the PSP because it is also a handheld gaming device.
only way the article will get hits, because actual gamers are aware that its a POS with the worst line up in history no battery life and a broken 3d effect.
"worst line-up in history" yeah, right...
Yep, seems like a pretty pointless thing to say, why don't they compare it to previous Nintendo handhelds?
Amazon did compare it to previous handhelds - 407% more preorders than the DSi ;)
You even feel butthurt over a title like this? Why?
Why are you so quick to think I am but hurt over a title? Makes me think you rather enjoy it which means you agree with the meaning behind it. So what does that make you?... I question the reason behind the title because of what it is, not what I want it to be. What I want it to be a title that does not draw people in by negativity but for simple news. However, it is obvious what the creator of this title is trying to do. Also I m pretty sure you understand the meaning behind it too, for the very fact that you call me "butthurt" over the title.
The meaning of the title is simple. Amazon UK says their preorders for 3DS are 75% higher than their PS3 preorders. No more. No less. That's it. The fact you raised those questions in your post#8 means that you are obviously disturbed over the fact Amazon compared the 3DS to the PS3. There is also your comment history. That is why I ask why.
Your right, I misunderstood and came to the wrong conclusion from reading too quickly. I will accept my mistake. Though I do not see what my history has to with this article.
why does the title of the article single out the PS3, the 3DS beat everything in pre-orders, even the Wii, who cares, we all know by now Nintendo systems sell extremely well... pointless flaimbait.
The title of this article is taken from the opening line of a PR email sent by Amazon themselves, hardly flamebait.
so your telling me singling out a console it terms of sales isn't flaimbait? isn't that what the fanboys use all the time in arugments? sales...
"With the launch this Friday, 25th March 2011, the Nintendo 3DS handheld console now has 71% more pre-orders on Amazon.co.uk than previous record-holder PlayStation 3 achieved by its launch date in 2007." - opening line of Amazon UK PR Email
So... $250 item has 171% the preorders of $600 item? The article title sounds like spin, since you could title this article: "Total Money Put Down for Preorders for PS3 was 40% higher than 3DS" ...and you'd be correct, now wouldn't you? Why are we interested in comparing home console pre-orders to handhelds anyway? Are we certain that the iPhone and iPod Touch don't qualify in this "most preorders ever" thing?
It has the worst 3d effect i've ever seen. After 10mins of play, you'll go back to 2d. Mark my words.
hopefully gamestop or bestbuy will have them out soon so i can see for myself.
I have seen the 3D effect and i thought it was great!
what does the shitty psp2 have to do with this ? sony fan boys stay out
Tell me, do you ever comment on non-Nintendo related posts in a fanboy manner?
im just being like a sony fanboy thats all :) maybe i should go on all of the psp2 threads and let them no im geting a black ds
Wonder how the 3d effect really looks like.
It works perfectly depending on the software. When playing some games, the "sweet spot" in getting the 3D to look perfect is quite big. When playing resident evil mercenaries though, the slightest movement blurred the image but that could just be due to it still being in development.
hopefully gamestop has it displayed soon.
I should of reserve mine months ago. And I just went to a gamestop store they didn't have a display. We just got our shipment in our ELECTRONICS DEPT in very very nice decorative boxes.
it broke PS3's record....this means all these years nothing had beat PS3's amazon uk launch. What is negative about that? When something beats 3DS they will announce it. Gosh...lol.
Thats because the PS3 was too expensive when it released, it was almost £500 which is a lot of money. Also, 3DS is aimed at the casual market so would be expected to sell more.
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