Eurogamer: "Higher than DS in same timeframe".
Everybody....... Rock your body........ Everybody...... Rock your body right........ 3DS's back ALRIGHT!
now its just 3DS needs its games! damn it the games please. I remember the stupid articles about how 3DS going to fail and nintendo going to be doomed...you really thought nintendo will give up?
Great, now that damn song is stuck in my head. Thanks a lot :p
nice! :) I didn't lost faith in 3DS at all before those Doom articles.. interesting how sales will rise after Mario games, RE:revelations and others?
Same here. I knew great games will come to the 3DS.
I just hope Kid Icarus does well! It was never a high seller and I fear they will be forever making a part 4 if this one doesn't do well
Funny thing is I accounted for one of the 3DS sold worldwide. Very nice, hopefully we should start seeing more awesome games coming out for the 3DS
Where are the nay sayers now. The 3DS was never going to flop. You were the same ones who had faith in the PS3 when it got off to a rocky start just as I did, and the same will happen to the 3DS. Will have great games, and will sell well.
to be honest if they drop the price to almost close to the price of the ds within 6 months ofcourse it is going to sell. the thing we need to look at is if they are making any kind of profit on these machines like they used to with the ds and the wii. they just reported 1.3 billion loss for the quarter which is something to note as well. with the ps3 it took them 2 years to cut manufacturing costs and drop the price to respectable levels.
It prints money.
Nintendo to report $1.3 Billion loss for the quarter LOL.
To my understanding, the loss has more to do with high expectations not being filled than an outright loss of money. They didn't make as much as they forecast. The loss on each system is similar, as well. They aren't losing money on each console sold, but making less money than they would have if it sold the same with the old price point, as they incorrectly forecast.
Sony lost 4.9 billion in 2009 and another 3.2 billion in 2010. This is typical for the market at this time.
i always knew it would sell we all knew it would sell, people buy these thing like mad for thier kids. but lets be real with ourselves its the price cut that made a huge difference also, im sure atleast 2 million are after the cut $250.00 to $169.00 i almost bought one with that price tagg wii is a beast
3DS only needs more games, it an awesome system.
anyone know how much they need to sell before it breaks even? they lowered the price to below cost so they're eating it until that magic number of units sold...
They aren't losing money per system, they are making less compared to the old price, which they based their forecast on, not selling enough and causing the price drop. They lost potential money they wrongly expected to make, which in a multinational corporation, is the same as a "loss".
sorry, but they're not making money on each $170 unit of 3DS, which has tech that costs more than $200 to make... and they're gonna eat it until, manufacturing costs come down or they hit a the break-even number of units sold... fortunately, the loss isn't as big as others thought: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/i...
hell yeah but vita will slow down sales
Will it? I have a feeling that anyone who was holding out for a Vita has already decided not to buy a 3DS, so I wouldn't count those as lost sales, since they were never going to buy one anyway. Once you've got Mario Kart/Super Mario and Pokemon these things will be sky-rocketing in terms of sales. The kids just love that stuff, and they're by and large the demographic that makes the DS such a success in the first place. The Vita is pretty much an enthusiast level item (so far), it just won't ever have the same kind of mass market appeal that a DS successor will.
Actually I had bought the 3DS and had one for about 3 weeks. sold it to get a new 360. Might buy another one if the release a zelda or brawl limited edition. But the PS Vita will be a day one for me.
now bring out some good software
It's pretty amazing but not all that surprising...most the sales are practically from the reputation of the original DS and Ocarina of Time alone. Once the big first party games come out, sales will pick up even more.
Sales or shipments? That question makes all the difference.
Shipments don't count as sales- Nintendo don't make any money from unsold stock, so yes it does.
Retailers buy what they need. They dont get stuff for free. So yes it counts as a sale. If the demand is high and stores are ordering more then that means its selling. whether or not they are actually in the costumers hands is irrevelant.Retailers are still in need of them so obviously they are being sold.
Retailers bought a helluva lot of copies of Brink, though, didn't they?
This is why I don't buy all the talk about dedicated gaming handhelds going by the way-side. We're coming off a generation where the the PSP and the DS combined for well over 200 million units sold. The 3DS is outpacing the original DS and people thousands of people were lining up just to get their pre-order in for the Vita. These systems may not surpass their predecessors, but there is definitely still a large market for handheld game consoles. I think the 3DS and the Vita will both do very well.
This gen of them will be fine, but don't be surprised when they have sold a great deal less than their previous iterations when it comes to the end of their lifecycles. ALL of our computers are moving towards singular, portable, all-in-one devices. It's just the way things are going. What I don't understand is the resistance to this idea. There may well be another generation of handhelds after this one, but I would nearly put money on it that these machines will be failures in terms of sales. By this time next year we'll have an iPhone or other Android device that is roughly equivalent to the Vita in terms of performance capability, but it also does a great deal more, such as phone features. I also expect controller cradles and attachments to start appearing relatively soon for iPhones and other handsets, with a number of big titles slowly beginning to trickle out and looking quite comparable to their 3DS and Vita counterparts. Plus, think of all the kids playing games these days, likely their first game is going to be something like Angry Birds on a phone. What I don't get is why people are so averse to this progression. Is brand loyalty really clouding peoples' judgement so?
I don't care, but I will stay loyal for Nintendo.. if they won't stop releasing Mario, Zelda, Metroid and other great stuff, I will buy their new (proper) products.. Hardware and software.. I don't care about multitask things like phone + gaming or new video player.. I have my phone in my pocket to phone, I have a video player at my home to watch videos...I have got consoles and handheld to play games.. so I don't care about any Iphones and other stuff "progression"...
It is progress, until that one all inclusive device breaks and/or its network goes offline. Edit: ok, mr/mrs disagree, if the only video game console on earth was a ps3 during the hack attack, and you wanted to play an online game, what would you do? If you drop your PlayStation portable or ds and break it, what handheld are you going to play while it is being repaired? Why would someone willfully give away free choice for ease of use and the "privilege" of not having to make their own choices in entertainment?
@ronin4life I have many consoles and many handhelds (not nintendo only).. I'm talking about my favourite :) + I don't play online games, I love single player with story and ending credits :)
ESPECIALLY in japan, where the Handheld business matters most of all.
The 3DS is DOOOMED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!! End of classical N4G meme.
LOL at the iPhone gaming guy! I have an iPhone and a 3DS but I swear I game on my GBA more than I do my phone. Lack of buttons isn't working for me. Dedicated handhelds are the way to go. It's like knowing someone who is a jack of all trades but king of none. Would u go to a jack to do heart or brain surgery on you or would u prefer a dedicated specialist?
With MK and SM3DL said to release in the holidays, and given the new price - dare I say it - the 3DS is looking to have a record-setting holiday season.
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