Nintendo has responded to the latest NPD report. 3DS/Wii/Pokemon Black/White sales have been revealed.
NDS: 460,000 3DS: 400,000 that's a lot of handhelds. :)
and the 3ds didnt even launch in a holiday wi=hich makes me think holiday sales when all the big first party stuff comes out will be insane
Why would Nintendo risk a new console when they sold 1.1 million worldwide last month? Thats just crazy...
1.1M is the combined DS, 3DS, Wii number in the US, not the combined Wii number WW. The Wii, by itself, sold much less (290K in the US), and probably didn't top 400K WW. It'd be smart of Nintendo to release a Wii HD this year, IMO.
Correcting myself, according to VGC, the Wii stands at about 700K WW for March, which is about the same as the other two consoles... maybe a little less.
I dont think theyre gonna launch a new console only months after they released a new handheld. Very risky strategy. Give it a year to 2 at least.
its obvious that if this console is releasing 2012 quarter 3 is the earliest date. what type of e3 is that, since when has any company had a product which was previously unheard of shown off at e3 and it was slated to to be released by December of that year. thats just unheard of
wii only 290k? so it sold less than ps3 and x360. finally
it evens out when you take into account the other regions so really they havent made ground
That's totally backwards. The Wii's best region is the US. According to VGC, the Wii is at about 700K WW for March. Both HD consoles are ahead of that number, and VGC tends to overestimate Nintendo. I guess its fair to say that number is close enough to the HD consoles to say it "evens out", though.
just wait for a price cut :)
Pokemon black is pretty good. Just beware the new pokemon. Best one to get is Sandile because it evolves into this badass red crocidile that can kill everything and look awesome doing it. Best thing about the game was the ramped up storyline and the fact that I could transfer my SS pokemon over to it. Typlosion should be level 100 in no time :)
wii is slowly starting to die. in march sold less than ps3 and x360 in US. every week ps3 sells 15k more in japan. i believe ps3 will outsell wii eventually
maybe in 10 years at the current pace. but the gens wont last that long aside from localizing zelda, xenoblade,last story, pandoras tower, kirby wii 2, pokemon wii,dragon quest X the wii is history
It will, because the Wii will be on the market for many years less. That's not to say that the Wii brand isn't super successful -- it is. It's just that Nintendo's cycle will probably be faster than MS or Sony's, by nature.
Nintendo already won this generation financially. Essentially re-sold overpriced Gamecube hardware based on a gimmick controller. It's just sad that everyone fell for it. Nothing but shovelware and oversimplified games. Whole thing has just been a big step backwards for gaming imo. DS at least has a lot of good games and a gimmick that actually adds to gameplay. We'll have to see with 3DS.
The ps3 isn't going to outsell shit this gen.
So the 3Ds sold well here afterall. I knew those articles were all just full of hot air.
Anyone "surprised" by the Pokemon sales :P. That series is BEAST.
I want my internet browser and e-shop update! I hope the internet browser is decent this time around. The DSi/Dsixl browsers were slow enough to be nigh usable even on websites with mobile compatibility.
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