The 3DS manages to outsell Vita as Sony's new handheld makes its debut.
I'm not sure if it's a valid thing to say that 3DS outsold the Vita. That report has the 3DS sales from the whole week, while the Vita sales are only from 2 days because it was released on 17th.
totally agree. that's two days sales V a weeks sales. it's a real pity that Sony couldn't have shipped a million units for Christmas because i reckon they could have come close to selling them all
i'd be interested in finding out what people have disagreed with. are you disagreeing with the fact that it's two days sales V a weeks sales or are you disagreeing that Sony could have sold nearly a million by Christmas if they'd have shipped more? remember, these are only 2 days figures. and also remember i said 'close'. 700,000 would have been close enough for me
These sales does not include the the online pre-order ones too.
I think christmas sales "translate" differently in Asia then it is in the US. For instance, here in Hong Kong we get a JUMP in prices as opposed to discounts on christmas.
Well, 3DS still debuted #1 in a non-holiday month with only a few days worth of a sales week. This still shows how strong 3DS is now, the sales remained.
I agree with you and I'm glad to see 3DS going strong for the sake of competition. I just pointed out the flaw in comparing 7 day sales to 2 day sales and saying the 7 day sales outsold the 2 day sales.
Maybe its a biased statement from Gamingeverything which used to be Nintendoeverything but for me as long as Sony and Nintendo are able to keep Japanese gaming alive and kicking then its all good. They have bigger problems to deal with instead of competition among themselves. So, Bonzai Nippon!!!
Well said. This isn't about one beating the other. They both did well this week and that bodes well for handheld gaming. Thats what people should be happy about.
I applaud you both for posting well-said and completely unbiased opinions, something I rarely see on this site.
gamingeverything isnt nintendoeverything they are 2 different websites:) although they are ran by some of the same people...they are the least biased website i have ever been on
How stupid is this article. The 3DS sales are for the entire week. These gaming journalists are dumb. These morons are an insult to gaming.. The douchebag who posted this... 'Valay' change the fking title you idiot..
wow your stupid, this isn't an article, he didn't say anything, he just posted the numbers.
exactly lol he is thinking of another article floating around n4g lol
Tarantino is just basically saying that the guy who posted it should point out that the vita's sales figure is from 2 days not a whole week
Alright then... come back next week and see which system is on top. (HINT: Probably not Vita)
you are probably right. Sony just can't ship that amount of Vitas just yet @Spoony. proving once and for all that exclusives DO sell hardware and that other devices without these exclusives will not kill off the handheld market. as Nintendo recently said themselves. come on Nintendo and Sony, it's time to get back to the good old days
the 3ds started at number 1 even with 2 days. The vita couldnt manage it because the 3ds is selling ridiculously and theres no end in sight ff rythm, kingdom hearts, resident evil, kid icarus and mroe before the end of the fiscal year
so the Vita has 324 000 in two days and the 3ds was like 367 000 in one week. Looks like Vita has had a good launch...great to see that both 3ds and vita are doing good....f smartphone bullsheeeeeeet gaming :P
If that the case then the VITA is doing so much better. Not only did it sell more VITA then 3DS's in two days but its launch games are getting better scores then the 3DS launch games. If it keeps up this momentum it will surpass the 3DS's week sales. Its pathetic people trying to pass off 2 days sales into a week of sales. Just give it up.
Except 3DS sold 371k in its first 2 days. lol.
3DS first 2 days were 371k, and it supposedly had no games worth getting. If Vita was the 3DS beater ppl claim it is, id have expected better. Lets see if it manages better next week.
You should consider the fact that Vita was released during a holiday month when all systems see a dramatic rise in sales. That takes away from the potential sales of a new device when most people will be spending a lot more money than usual across the board on other than gaming related things too.
And you'd think Sony would have thought of that ahead of time...
Yep. At the time of the launch, the 3DS was incomplete - it didn't even have an eshop or web browser. Yet this "gimmicky" "underpowered" "overpriced" (not what I believe, but what certain fanboys were saying) single-stick system with zero games still outsold the Vita.
it didnt outsell the vita. they are comparing 7 day 3ds sales to 2 day vita sales
I gotta stop clicking on every Vita article I see.. it makes the two-month wait that much more difficult.
@ Squatch83. My mistake. But notice I said IF in my statement. 324,859 in 2 days is nothing to sneeze at though. I they keep up this pace they could sell 700K by the end of the week
If they do that then they would beat the 3DSS first month of sales in Japan that would be very impressive. XperiaRay
Thats up in the air for the moment. Trending on Amazon (only one source, i know) suggests Vita is trailing 2 color models of the 3DS. Game sales are in a complete different galaxy too.
3DS is a beast but it has the most favourable conditions in this chart, Monster Hunter, 2 Mario, cheaper price and 7 days worth of sales. Vita did well but the following weeks is what counts. Sony needs to make sure the ratio of 3g to wifi versions is correct and not try to force the 3g to consumers.
3DS sold 3.6 million in its first month, although that is worldwide - http://www.3dsbuzz.com/3ds-... Apparently the first month in Japan it sold 1.06 million, though i cant find a good source for that. Ah, here we go - http://www.qj.net/nintendo-... It sold 400k in 4 days in the USA - http://www.engadget.com/201... And it sold 113k in the first 2 days in the UK, which is the best sales of an console so far - http://www.joystiq.com/2011...
3ds is killing em! And before I get a lame response about 2 day sells vs.a week-I could care less..the 3ds has been progressively picking up sales week on week for the last couple of months and that has not changed even with the release of the Vita-also Damn near every new portable that launches in Japan sells like hotcakes..check back next and let's see who has sold more.
Uhhh of course the PSV isnt going to slow down 3ds sales its only available in japan unless thats the region your talking about. But one a worldwide scale of course not. But japan is strange, if the PSV keeps getting alot of 3rd party support than itll only be a matter of time. Only reason I bought a 3ds is because it was the zelda edition model. Mario games are not enought to keep me going. The current line up for the 2 makes the PSV look better and despite being $249 vs $169 thats not bad at all, thats actually more impressive seeing as how the 3ds price cut has not affect the PSV at all. Its actually doing better in 2 days than the 3ds did in a week
Once word of mouth spreads, the Vita will be a monster in Japan.
Lol at the 3ds sales comparisons lol at diff price points smh some of you guys really something. In any case pre ordered my Vita will be getting it day one feb 22 and I'm glad to see its selling well even at 250 and above. Ill be gladly playing my state of the art handheld along with Golden abyss on a handheld thts better than most consoles on the market while someone somewhere is plying pokemon with the 3d off bcus it hurts there eyes lol and suks. 3DS can't stand next to the Vita we are talking two diff kinds of handhelds Vita is more of a home console you can take with you anywhere and do tons of thngs while the 3ds is just tht a lil handheld. But hey we all have our tastes in thngs.
HaHa-you're a funny Fu--er ain't ya? Maybe you should listen to you're English teacher or speech therapist and learn how to type/spell speak before talking sh-t..kids now days ..
Lol oh boyyyyyyy another pseudo professor on n4g posting a comment in no way in relation to my post. Listen #ag next time you see a post from me be a good girl and don't read it instead of a fa##*t whininh like a girl. I guarantee you my education level is higher than yours and by the way little princess I'm 32 lol I'm commenting on these articles frm my blackberry and could care less about grammar and syntax for nerds like you tht care. And oh yeah back to the topic at hand Vita is a monster let's not copare it to something thts clearly beneath it in terms of quality. I play games not sales!
I know that the Vita is better designed than the 3DS in almost all aspects. And that the Vita has a ton of great games at launch. But that doesn't mean that the 3DS is a piece of crap. There's still plenty of games worth playing on the 3DS which is why it's selling so well despite its hardware faults. There's no need to insult people who buy the device, they have as good a reason as anyone who bought a Vita. XperiaRay
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