The latest Japanese hardware sales from last week and the Nintendo 3DS has officially obliterated the competition.
The Japanese apparently have great taste in gaming systems.;)
Indeed 3ds is awesome :3
are hounding me to get one. They all have their ds lites so the 3ds would be mine. all mine I tell you!
handhelds sell a lot in japan. its no surprise. If a console starts doing theses numbers, then thats a different story. Good to see the new pink 3ds sell
I love my 3DS.... It's a great handheld and will only get better from here.
DS Lite – 36 Surely that can't be right. :D
I'm confused??? I read this just today, help? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/...
for something to sell like hotcakes and still not turn a profit. Generally the progits are from the software not the hardware. So nintendo as a dual purpose company is reporting the loss of income on the hardware side and will likely report their sales of software on the up side with more people buying the unit and subsequent games like zelda, starfox and mario. That is just a guess.
The dollar to yen conversion is extremely weak right now, they're losing money because of it. If you include the 3Ds price drop, the money they're spending on advertising.....and all the money they're spending on R&D for the WiiU, its no surprise theyre loosing money. Next year we'll read an article about their record breaking profits.
Furthermore, while they might be selling the hardware, nobody seems to be buying the software. Just look at the Japanese top 20 for proof. http://gamingeverything.com... After they dropped the price of the 3DS, word is that they barely make any profit on it. Their plan was to get as many 3DSs to users as possible before the VITA came out, then make money off the software. So far that ain't happening.
Remember the "Nintendo is doomed" articles and the posters who agrees? Yea...where are they now?
We're right here actually:p No but seriously the 3ds sold allot more in the first month after the price cut. in the first month of the pricecut they sold over 100.000 units a week in japan, america, AND europe ( about 400.000 a week total). now they're selling about 30.000 to 50.000 units less in all 3 areas. so my point is the 3ds isnt selling more, the competition is simply selling LESS in japan so actually the 3ds still isnt doing that well. sorry to burst your bubble.
say that again after the holidays
No bubble burst here, the fact is everyone rallied on here for the fall of the Big N. Saying the 3DS was a failure, slammed it for lack of games and condemned it for the quick price cut. All this is reminiscent of the PS3 when it first dropped. and its doing good now. The 3ds may be selling less to you, even tho you provided no proof but its still selling.
Spin spin spin spin! How's life as a hitmontop going, you spin master
haters gonn... well you know how it goes.
no hating here but nintendo did make a loss the quarter, taking the 3DS price cut into account that isn't good news
Well, to be fair there really is no competition yet. In the handheld market it's going up against its predecessor and Sony's last gen handheld. That's not to say that selling 6 mil plus in the first year is not a huge feat because it even surprised me but Nintendo's reputation alone can push a ton of consoles. Things will be a lot more interesting when Nintendo starts throwing out their big gun franchise games and the Vita's launch worldwide.
The 3DS is DOOOMED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!! End of classical N4G meme.
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