How did the 3DS go from hotly anticipated to mostly ignored in one short year?
Ignored? Its already sold almost 3 million units world wide.
3 million WW in almost 4 months? Even the PS3 sold more than that in its first few months at $600... And this is with no competition. And they are expecting to sell 15m by the end of the year even though sales are slowing down. Maybe they are expecting huge Christmas sales? I don't know.
i dont see the 3ds as failing. it is staying in line with the ds when it first came out. Generally this happens to pretty much everything. When releasing the next version into the same market as the existing one you have slow sales. It is when focus is changed and more direct marketing and attention is paid to the new model that you start to see sales increase. Lets face it..the ds/lite/dsi are like the ps2. Very popular and loads of games and priced right for parents to buy their kids. Does that make the 3ds a bad system??? Not in the least. It makes it more of a luxury system. There have been plenty of luxury items that started off as such but eventually became mass market appeal because everyone could then get one. Cell phones, mp3 players, PS3's...etc. If people are expecting run-away sales then they are not thinking realistically. Especially with current market conditions.
looooool at the 3ds with the gun to its head...epic avatar must be and must have right asap lol
They have good sales. But the impact could have been bigger if they released it during the holidays with a better launch lineup.
The release time was fine, the lineup is what killed sales. Should have put Zelda or Metal Gear.
or if overall they made it better, like a second analog stick cuz we all know there is going to be like 10 iterations of the 3DS in the future
Well, they don't gots no GAMES. They needed to wait and make the new pokemon for the 3ds. That would've shifted systems no doubt.
Pokemon Zelda Mario and 3DS sell like hotcakes
In the long run articles like this will look very stupid. 2 games need to be released. Mario and Pokemon then it is over. Not only that but sales weren't that bad the 3DS is actually already over 4 million units sold. In only 2 months. Thats damn good to me especially when the original DS sold 6 million units in about 6 months.
Hmmmm selling at a better rate then its predecessor means failure?.....
There are no good games out yet, lets see how many units are sold once Zelda, Mario, and Pokemon hit the system. There is no question of "will" the 3DS will sell well, but "when"...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... < Short from their 4mill goal. I think it would have sold alot better with Mario and Zelda games launch with it (Even Pokemon would help). But it was pack with remakes and alot of stuff was up and ready when it came out. Its like buying a system but you only can use half of it, until the company lets you have the other half. I don't know what they were thinking on that.
It's because adverts are next to useless as nobody can see the 3d on a regular tv. I think Nintendo should put demo pods in supermarkets so that the masses can see what the fuss is about, I believe sales would go through the roof!
I cannot lie, I feel like a beta tester for the 3DS when i brought it. But I am pretty sure this November when all the new games and updates come out, they will make it into an unstoppable fighting machine. Bring on Animal Crossing 3DS, another thousand hours of my life right there.
I'm still interested....
I want it, but not quite yet since there aren't any games released YET that I want, there are a few who are in development (Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance for example)
The 3DS is an awesome device. Throw in the upcoming Paper Mario 3D and a lot more will buy.
@disagree Obviously a fantard
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