Nintendo and Apple share many similarities. Unfortunately, the relative performances of the iPad 2 and the 3DS aren't among them.
"Of course, the demographic for both companies is different as well. A $499 entry-level iPad is ultimately more affordable to a full-time working hipster living in San Francisco" that is why apple does so well. They went with a "cool" image and not many companies have acheived. No gaming company has this image. It is how apple can sell essentially a laptop/smartphone that is missing the core features of the smartphone and laptop
Would you choose an iPhone for gaming over a 3DS?
I would say that is unfair to correlate. The 3Ds is a dedicated gaming machine while the iphone is a smart phone. Its like saying would you buy a 3DS for smart phone applications over an iphone
"Would you choose an iPhone for gaming over a 3DS?" Actually yeah I would. I can get every Pokemon game since Red/Blue(not to mention dozens of Sega and PS1 games) with a hacked Iphone and most games on it are less than $10. I can also use my Iphone for texting, making phone calls, listening to music, watching movies, taking high quality videos, and taking pictures. The Iphone is also much smaller and sleeker than the 3DS and easier to lug around for everyday use. And then if I want to do some more SERIOUS gaming, I'll go home and game on my PS3 =)
Iphones and pads don't even have real buttons or anything, it's not a real Gaming device, just plays cheap games.
Iphone/Ipad aren't real gaming devices? Says who..you? LOL, tell that to the millions of people playing Angry Birds and Farmville right now on their iphones/ipads. Having "no real buttons" isn't stopping anyone from playing games on their Apple devices.
I'd go with neither one...PSP/Vita for me
@Trunkz Jr. What counts as a real gamers. People who play farmville spends hours playing it. Just because it isn't developed by a big company/from a console doesn't make the people who play them not real gamers.
You know Apple fanboys are desperate when they start bringing up Angry Birds and Farmville lol. Millions of people play Angry birds because its free, or at least it is on Android devices :)
"You know Apple fanboys are desperate when they start bringing up Angry Birds and Farmville lol." You know why someone on N4G has two bubbles when they need to call someone a fanboy to get their point across.
The thing is, a lot of non-gamers would just say "Well, the iPhone can play games too!" haha I would pick a 3DS haha, tbh though I have no idea wth to do with a phone besides calling and texting... lol (if you couldn't tell from my post, I have never owned a smartphone)
Yes, but I would choose a DS, PSP, and PSV over the iphone.
The iPhone usually has allot of indie games to play, while the 3DS has full retail games, so I think it's not worth comparing. IMO
That's not what this article is about. It's about marketing strategies and how Nintendo thought that they could get away with a high price in an industry that greatly rewards cost-effectiveness with sales.
No way on earth Luigis mansion 2,Mariokart7,Heroes of ruin,Sonic generations,WRC 2011,F1 2011,Driver Renegade,Super mario 3D land,Labrinth,RE Revelations,Tekken 3D is at Gamescom,Ace combat 3D,ect to name a few IOS/Iphone not even close some of them 3DS games run at 60fps in 3D mode like Tekken/MarioKart7,MarioLand,ec t In fact with the 3DS line up u are stupid if u think when all these great titles are out and u can pick up a 3DS for £130 in the UK with content that in my opinion smashes all the Vitas line up to smitherines easy lets see Iphone4 £450 crap games/Vita £200-£300 proper games in 2D at 220ppi/3DS £130 proper games in 3D/2D at 233ppi so crisper in 2D mode on 3DS than Vita weather u agree or not.
yea iphone is cheap ass games no buttons no sticks nothin, crap for gaming
I think Nintendo is getting cocky and thinks that they've become an unfailing brand. They released a handheld with a difficult to market main feature, which is faulty (slight movement distorts it, motion controls), and came with a hefty price. You can say all you want about Mario, Zelda, etc....but they didn't save the Gamecube. And now they're releasing a console that very much looks stuck between generations (Refusal to confirm 1080p native almost definitely means not much native 1080p if any, not very impressive tech demos), with what's looking to be a very limited gimmick (ONE WiiU controller?), and a bunch of launch titles being multiplats that will be a year old or more by WiiU's release. Low price has always been one of the big factors in console success, and now Nintendo is trying to make something near the other consoles? Does Nintendo really think that ANYTHING they do will be successful? There's not much tact to how they're going about their next generation of systems. It's already nipping them, and their investors, in the rear. "The price hike...exudes arrogance: You'll buy it no matter the cost" - Exactly. Nintendo suddenly thought they had achieved God status and could sell just fine with any price. But now they've had to bring the price down because that simply didn't happen. Price has ALWAYS been a big factor in how well systems sell.
Apple is not being touched by any company right now besides maybe Microsoft and Google. They have got the winning formula and if Apple decides to get into the console gaming scene then Apple will force much change. Nintendo doesn't know the direction they are going in. Are they still chasing the "casual" market or want to appeal to the "hardcore" market. The 3DS was overpriced for what it could do and the laugh of games and the eye straining of 3D. Some people say why not just turn of the 3D... That's like buying a HDTV and playing games at 480p.
i hope nintendo makes us all eat our words when we finally get some specs of the wii u, first true native 1080 console/60fps, all the top titles, i hope so only time will tell i suppose, i think they are gearing up to appeal to the hardcore this time as they dident realy develop a console last gen just the motion control and a new look gamecube which they made a damn fortune off so they have had plenty of time to boil over what they need to do this time around
I think Next Gen consoles are going to be more about online and social connectivity then raw power. It will boil down to who has the better features and less on raw power. Also it has to be affordable ~$400 to stay as a viable option. Apple is just knocking on the door waiting for Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft to get hurt to come into the console business and shake things up.
Only hipster douchebags think they're cool because they own an iPhone.
Worse yet, they look down on people who don't like the Black Keys...
i dont think any dedicated handheld gaming device has to worry about the iphone, but on the contrary i think the iphone might have to worry about handhelds the way things are going.
i thinks its apple trying to be like nintendo....they are two different markets...nintendo won last console and handheld generation and will most likely win the next one...so no worries
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