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3DS breaks 4 million; Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 break 1 million

GB : 3DS has had the best week in Japan with over 510k consoles sold, according to a Famitsu report.

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Squatch831643d ago

Nice. 3DS deserves its success :)

STGuy10401643d ago

I agree with you, Squatch. Even though Nintendo was expecting to sell 16 million units by Christmas, 4 million is still a respectable number. At least the price cut happened at the right time (i.e. around the Holidays).

Matrix2k1643d ago (Edited 1643d ago )

dont be stupid. 16 million is worldwide ending march 2012

And right now they are 12+ million. With 3+ months left with ff rythm, kingdom hearts, resident evil, kid icarus, tekken, rhythm thief, and more launching

Matrix2k1643d ago (Edited 1643d ago )

Where are all the haters now? Seems like they are back in school. Otherwise they would of known better. Youngins

They are less than 4 million away from there first year fiscal goals and they still have at least 4 big releases left

Dark111643d ago

what haters?
Nintendo has always been about kids and casual
so i don't think anyone will take them seriously in the first place.

ABizzel11642d ago (Edited 1642d ago )

My problem with the 3DS was:

1) It cost $250 at launch, and IMO wasn't worth it. I played it during GDC, and I thought it was all around good, but it wasn't worth $250, especially with the Vita costing the same price and offering much more than the 3DS. Now at $169.99 I think the 3DS is at a reasonable price.

2) Even with the price drop to $169.99 there were no games to play which is exactly why I got rid of my 3DS. The Legend of Zelda was the only game I was playing, and I didn't want to play it, because I had already beaten it so many times on N64 and Gamecube. The only other game I was looking forward to this year was Mario Kart, and honestly 2 games isn't enough for me to want to buy I system.

3) Finally I can wait for the inevitable 3DS lite or another price drop before picking up a 3DS since I only buy about 5 - 10 games for each Nintendo console (IMO that's generally all that's worth buying anyway). The 3DS has some hardware issues that Nintendo seems to be addressing with peripherals. The battery life isn't what I expect from a Nintendo handheld. Coming off the Nintendo DS which had at least 10+ to the 3DS with 3 - 5 is kind of problematic, especially when I generally play short pick-up and play games, or full RPG's on Nintendo handhelds. If they come out with the 3DS lite there's going to be a price drop on either that version or the original model in which case the 3DS will be at the desired price range for me and most other people, it'll have better hardware (hopefully at least 5 - 8 hours of battery life), and a broad library of good games to play.

There's no hate for me on the 3DS, it's just not the right time to buy one IMO. Maybe in a year or two, but by then you have PS Vita, Wii U, and potentially Next Box, and PS4 as options over the 3DS.

Chrono1643d ago

I wonder if any Vita game can sell 1mil. On PSP, the only games that sold 1mil+ were the Monster Hunter games.

cpayne931643d ago (Edited 1643d ago )

That's not true, there were over 40 psp games that sold over one million. If you think that not one Vita game will sell over a million you're crazy.

Edit: what's with the disagrees? Look it up.

Chrono1643d ago

Actually I mean in Japan only.

cpayne931643d ago

Even so, there were other games which sold more than one million in Japan, both the mgs games for example.

MizTv1643d ago

these 2 games kick ass.my me happy i have a 3ds

Spenok1642d ago

I havent gotten either yet. But they are on my list now that i have a 3DS. Gotta love christmas lol (it also being my birthday does help xD)

Though i looked through the list of games currently out and there still isnt much to play.

I am highly anticipating Luigi's Mansion 2, and Kid Icarus though. Oh, and the new Smash Bro's when that finally has a release date... which probably wont be until like 2013 or so :(

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