Not so long ago, French gaming website, 01.net, kick started rumors which accurately predicted the Wii U specs. Now, the site has hit the strides again as Nintendo unveiled a control extension for the 3DS.
The 3DS is a failure. So, the Wii U is Nintendo's last chance to redeem themselves.
Don't you think it's still a bit early? A lot of the heavy hitting titles aren't even out of the gate.
let's be real....
I woulnt say they're scarred. But for sure nintendo is well aware of what a well priced and well built sony gaming product can do in the market. Ps1 Ps2 and Ps3 plus the psp are all examples of successful sony products. And with the vita looking so feature pack and the aggressive pricing, now is a good time for nintendo to right their wrongs. I mean the ps3 came from behind to obertake the 360. And thats after MS spending millions and billions for the 360. Nintendo wouldnt want to play that game. My opinion.
wierd hasnt the 3DS been the best selling console for 4 weeks straight now :S, and none of nintendos biggest games are even out yet kinda reminds me of ps3's launch, insanely priced, hardly any games, abysmal online service etc... so what that a failure too in your eyes??
Gotta say i agreed.
The "failure" is people not realize they're basically "beta" testing stuff for Nintendo. They're caught up in the hype, and the CONSTANT rope-a-dope that Nintendo has been doing since with the Gameboy, but people still apparently don't realize it.
Yet Sony put the Vita at $250 (selling at a huge loss) and delayed it till 2012.......yet Nintendo is the one scared of Sony.......riiiiiiiiiiiiiiight lol.
Delayed? Who said it was delayed.First of all, they said from the beginning that only one territory might get Vita this year and that's Japan. Secondly, $250 is their target price. Nintendo is scared because of the price cut duh.
couldnt have said it better. nintendo if anything is making safe guards and traps preparing for the upcoming sony battle.
Ummmmm.... your misinformed. First of all they aren't selling at a huge loss they are breaking even and there was no delay it was planned from the start to release in Japan first then the rest of the world. Not sure how you got so many agrees stating things that aren't facts. Oh wait, I forgot what site I am on. It certainly doesn't take much to whip Nintendo fans into a frenzy
When did Sony delay the PSV... How can you delay something when Sony didn't even announce a date for it at the time. It's easy to guess at what happened... Nintendo thought Sony would release an expensive handheld and decided to put theres at a high price...they thought that when people compare the 3DS price to the PSV's price their handheld would look the cheapest (plus they would earn a bit more money)...however Sony announced their handheld at a lower price then Nintendo were expecting messing up Nintendos plan thus leading to the price drop and maybe even the second analouge stick.
Looks like another person not keeping up with gaming news pulling information from their rear end. The earthquake in Japan earlier this year is what caused the delay. This was mentioned over and over again through the year. Also, look at how much an iPod Touch sells for yet it's doing well. The Vita is capable of just as many features as any modern device and is selling for a great price. No need to delusional.
@Shok None of what you said is true to begin with. But look at this thing really hard. Don't you see that this "add-on" is rushed??? You do not have logic? You can't put 1+1 together. This thing is ugly and looks extremely rushed and it's clear that Nintendo did this because of PSVita. 3DS IS a failure for Nintendo considering the success of every handheld they ever had and the Nintendo Wii. Sometimes companies make bad decisions just like you and me can. 3DS and this "add-on" is a bad decision for Nintendo and I think they should have just came out with another version of the 3DS instead of this monstrosity.
I believe sony did say the psv would be delayed in America and Europe only. http://www.trustedreviews.c... http://uk.news.yahoo.com/so... There also a ton of articles saying the Vita will be delayed until after xmas but only in NA and Euro. @ fr0sty "Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Kaz Hirai has been quoted as saying the European and American release for the next-gen portable gaming console has been delayed until 2012, although those lucky people in Japan should still get it in time for the “holiday season.”" I mean seriously just google Vita + delay and a bunch of news sites will tell you the Vita has been delayed in NA and Euro. You mean every site is lying about it being delayed?
Nintendo is now also selling 3DS at a loss after dramatically slashing it's price (as a reaction to poor sales and Vita hitting the same price point), and Vita was never delayed, so your point is mute. @maniac, neither of those articles directly quotes anyone from Sony saying Vita was delayed. They always have said it'll see a phased release late this year, and never specified which territories would get it first until now.
So fr0sty , Nintendo is selling 3DS at a loss now? Haha that made me lol so hard. The 3DS is made for around 120 USD, and selling it at 170 USD, (without sales tax), and that is a loss?
I'm sure Nintendo's worried about the Vita, but the two machines will both do fine.
agreed with this.
Am I the only one who thinks that all the 3DS doomsayers are like those homless guys by the street that yell at everyone, saying that the world will be coming to an end???
Sounds as if youre scared as well.
Who's scared. I'm just saying it's too early to tell. I'm not a fanboy who blindly follows one company. I own a PS3, Wii, 2 xbox 360s, a heavy hitting gaming PC, PSP, and a 3DS(And that's just fir this generation, I have systems going back to the NES). I'm a gamer through and through. I don't care either way what happens. It's just waaaaaay too many people are jumping on the 3DS band wagon to the point of ad nauseum. It's a little rediculous. Heck, look at how the PS3 turned out. Remember how difficult it was for Sony to move units?
I doubt it, they are going to sell more, why should they be scared?
Not scared of Vita. They're answering their Developer's wants. It doesn't make sense to have a console with one analogue in an age where games have evolved to need two.
if that was true they would have made it that way to begin with
Exactly. Developers wanted a second stick. If Nintendo wanted it to begin with themselves, it would have been there already.
I think nintendo have designed this with the wiiu in mind? If you notice it looks like the wiiu controller...
wont be good to split the user base of people who dont want to buy the add on so they wont be able to play certain games
Why not? Sony did it with the Move didn't they? EDIT: Then I guess they still play the same game but with slightly different controls. You know, like ps3 gamers do when a game has Move controls added but they don't have one.
no because the games can use both move and the DS3 controller with a few exceptions for the move only games but if developers start making games to use both circle pads then what will that do for people who didnt want to buy the add on
Many PS3 games have move as an option not a requirement.
well they should!!!
Not sure about the real reason, but seeing as we're on this site: Rushed release = scared Price-cut = scared Two analogs = scared The unfortunate "truth".
Your name just made me second guess that whole comment. Not saying I am a fanboy to one company, but all the 5 year olds on this site will go ape sh*t crazy over it.
I snagged the name because I knew someone was gonna use it and end up trolling with it. I did not let that happen >:3
this could very well be the worst system i have ever bought.
With Monster Hunter coming out on it this will more than likely boost some sales. It is a handheld after all and Japan will go after it. Thing is will they go for that add-on to? Seems like it may make playing that game easier so if so they have the sale of 3DS, Add-on and a game to boot. Thus the ball starts rolling.
personally yes i think nintendo is worrying. but i really want both to do well just to shut up the people who think dedicated handheld gaming is dead and its all about smartphones and apple blah blah blah.....
The next iteration of the 3DS will have that second stick, or else Nintendo might as well start planning a different handheld. Sony finally learned this lesson after the PSP, so why so behind, Nintendo?
I would not say they are scared of the Vita. But when they saw the Vita they realized they made a mistake by leaving out a second circle pad so they try and add it with this add-on. Its pretty much confirmed that the 3DSlite will come with one. What i dont like about this is that they could have made the 3DS with it in the first place and to save money and maximize profits they left it out.
I honestly don't see how adding a 2nd circle pad = scared of the Vita. You people are silly. Iwata could sneeze and you people would say Nintendo is doomed.
Don't know if they are scared, I think they are just trying to save the 3DS from going down the hole. So far the games that are coming out and are out, well are pretty poor. Just all remakes in 3D.
whats all the excitement about looks like an add on for monster hunter no other 3DS game needs this whats the fuss?
It's a Nintendo peripheral so i doubt they would make it only usable for one game. It doesn't look cheap either so making it for one game won't be ideal.
Unless that game can get it in the hands of millions which in this case that's what monster hunter could do for them. So far that french site has had Nintendo's number with all these rumors.
PLZ NINTENDO DONT DIE (WII U the next Dremcast)
Scared? No but they are definitely aware of Vita's capabilities. The guy in the scan is from Capcom i heard and it's him promoting it in the pic. I have a feeling that they had to do this in order to get Monster Hunter otherwise it will have been headed to the Vita because the controls are better suited.
what are nintendo thinking? they messed up big time. public opinion on wiiu is negative too. if i was at nintendo i would scrap the entire project and start from scratch.
looks like capcom has made, helped make or asked nintendo to make this add on after testing monster hunter with touch screen controls.
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