First month NPD sales for Zelda: Ocarina of Time have been revealed, as have June's 3DS hardware.
new titles for brand new systems always see a jump. Wait until the holidays Expect a price drop when the time is right
just wait for the new 3ds models with price cut. just like the original ds.
The system launched with piss poor titles...when more established titles launch sales will pick up.. I would not be surprised to see a price drop of the 3DS when Vita launches...
They launched it with awful games, they'd have been better off waiting imo
Yeah man, I wanted to justify purchasing a 3DS but with the titles launched so far I just don't see why anyone would want to own it yet.
It's an overpriced POS, Nintendo deserves what they get.
This is so true, you can get PS Vita at the same price but the quality is so far advanced than the 3ds.
Says the guy who probably paid 599 USD for a ps3. Sony fanboys arent really in a position to argue "overpriced".
Actually, I paid 600€ for my PS3 and it was worth even more at the time since Sony was losing about 100€ on it. The 3DS on the other hand looks like an overpriced garbage compared to the Vita. Nintendo s probably making $200 profit on that POS.
I remember when people thought the PS3 was garbage when it came out. Now look at it!
@ rexbolt "why dont u own a 3ds b4 u make that statement" Because we still have our N64's, that's why.
um i do own a 3ds and ur n64 statement makes 0 sence and those who disagree dont even no why u disagree ur replt FAILED why dont u own a 3ds? when i have one yeah u suck
they need to change business practices...for the past 15 years they been playing their comfort zone and giving people the 50th iteration of Zelda...Metroid...Pokemon...Ma rio...tired franchises...its like they are afraid of new ips or something
ders not 50 zelda metrods or mariods byr we are going on our 5th litte big game in less then a gen so yeah..
Metroid has seen 12 releases in 25 years. Zelda has seen 18 (a few more if you count the likes of Tingle and Crossbow Training) in 25 years. Mario and Pokemon have indeed been milked, though Mario has not seen that many main series platforming games, same with Pokemon (which, even then, are inflated by having multiple versions of the same game). However, Nintendo released more than 20 fresh IPs since the NES: Golden Sun, Chibi-Robo, Professor Layton, Sin and Punishment, Stafy/Starfy, Odama, Custom Robo, X, 1080 Snowboarding, EBA/Ouendan, Magical Starsign, ArtStyle, Drill Dozer, Rhythm Heaven, Wave Race, Trace Memory, Battalion Wars, Geist, Disaster, Animal Crossing, Eternal Darkness, Battle Clash, Hotel Dusk, Pikmin, F-Zero, and Fluidity are just a few. Then we have games like Fire Emblem and Advance Wars that were around since the Famicom, but didn't release in American shores until much later. Then we have franchises with spin-offs that completely change the gameplay with the likes of Pokemon Ranger, Paper Mario, Metroid Prime, Luigi's Mansion, etc. Lastly, there are Japan exclusives such as Captain Rainbow, Kuru Kuru Kururin, GiFTPiA, ASH: Archaic Sealed Heat, Doshin the Giant, etc. Don't forget Pandora's Tower, Zangeki no Reginleiv, and The Last Story. In conclusion, I'm not sure Nintendo fears new franchises.
but the majority of it is reruns and rehashes of metroid, mario, pokemon, kirby...blah blah blah....franchises that i was playing at 9 years old....the majority of gamers seem like they are tired of it too...i mean even zelda couldnt get people to buy 3ds lol....their franchises arent selling like they used to anymore...this is a sign of trouble....but the thing is nintendo wont grow up! sony is advancing the industry but nintendo is still stuck playing their comfort zone!
@slutface I believe I previously established that Metroid and Zelda are released less than annually? Metroid in particular, actually under performs, which is likely why it is not frequently released. Kirby, your new example, continues to be incredibly popular in spite of its frequent releases. Their franchises are selling fine. Pokemon Black, released less than a year ago, broke numerous records and sold over 11 million copies. Kirby's Epic Yarn has nearly sold 2 million. The Ocarina of Time remake was the second best selling game released in June (and it was released more than half-way through June). Japan sold 90% of all Ocarina of Time copies put on the shelf. Not bad considering the current state of the 3DS, which does not have a massive userbase yet. By the way, the 3DS is selling better than the original DS did at this point in its lifespan. The DS went on to sell over 130 million units. 3DS may not achieve that, but we are far too early in the console's life to say Zelda will not shift 3DS units. This is a remake, as opposed to a brand new adventure. Nintendo's software sales for their big hits are not in jeopardy. Their other IPs do not sell as well as Mario or Pokemon, which is why releases like Mario and Pokemon are so common. Even non-main releases like Pokemon Ranger have been successful enough to sell over 2 million copies and spawn 2 sequels. What do you mean by "the majority of gamers?" Popular Nintendo franchises continue to surpass the 1 million sales mark frequently, some going over 10 million, 20 million, etc. The newer IPs, such as Starfy, do not often sell 1 million. Hence, Nintendo continues to throw out titles like Mario Sports Mix. Even so, some of their "other" IPs are quite popular. See Animal Crossing City Folk. Despite being very much a rehashed version of Wild World (which sold over 10 million ), it sold 1 million copies in Japan alone, and over 3 million worldwide.
zelda is a remake and we seing the increase... after this holiday 3ds will be on good footing.. still less then a year
Nintendo selling 300k DS's still, and you're moaning about Nintendo's less profitable 3DS selling 50% attach rate of OAT sales (a rehash mind you)? Sony fans trying real hard today.
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