Nintendo of America has announced via a press release that the Nintendo 3DS has sold more units in its first nine months that the Wii did.
Pretty amazing considering the whole dedicated handhelds are doomed thing everyone keeps talking about. But it was pretty hard to find a Wii for a while.
*looks at Avatar* You're an Android Spy! I'm on to you.... I think(really not sure) even with Wii supply constraints it was one of the fastest selling consoles... so beating it is still impressive.
But i thought Handheld Gaming was dead....
Here I thought, Ninty were also doomed according to articles on N4G. They should obviously become third party support devs right?! That way we can get Mario and Link on our beloved PS3! Also we could get Super Smash Bros. and not make a soulless copy and paste from it. /S
yeah, good one! :D
Well wouldnt it be even more awesome , just to spite everyone ... should nintendo be in real danger , get in touch with Sega , and have them release a new console with exclusive nintendo games ... or have both collaborate for a console :p ?
Handheld gaming is dead, because our 3DS's have no souls! So it was never alive! I love my 3DS :)
My 3DS has no soul? That explains a lot........... lol
It's not, and unfortunately neither is Nintendo hate.
Pity the US Market isn't open today.
when i got my 3ds i knew just through word of mouth these things will sell like hot cakes most people i know are getting 1 and dont want PSVITA
So you got a 3DS because you knew it would sell like hotcakes? And your friends as well? Wait a minute you bought a 3DS because of sales and not games? What kind of Nintendo fanboy are you anyways? A true Nintendo fanboy would say. "I bought a 3DS because i knew that Nintendo would bring a ton of awesome games to it" Seriously you make Nintendo fans look bad. Anyways Matey if it makes you feel better. Nothing that you say or do will get me to cancel my preorder on the Vita same with my friends because they are all getting one. Yes even the ones with 3DSs.
I think he meant, that if 3DS will sell good, we 3DS owners will get good software...
come on stop reading into it that much . He knew the console would work just fine and get games obviously . Just like you know the vita wont die and get plenty games
ill get a vita when he games i want r 20 bucks and it snot filled with fps :P so fat i want 2 games
then it's you and you friends lost,me buying both means enjoying both worlds :)~
never doubted the sales just wasn't a fan of the launch software
But I thought it was doomed? The haters can hate but the 3DS is turning out to be a great device. Not the most technologically advanced piece of kit but I'll have my PS Vita for that stuff. The games are coming and I couldn't be happier. Not long now until Resident Evil Revelations and One Piece Unlimited Cruise SP.
I knew the 3DS would sell like crack once the price dropped and great games came out for it. Nintendo had a very strong holiday season. Oh and Yinlips sucks. What did i say wrong? Nintendo did great and Yinlips stinks. That is the truth.
Anyone else want to say it's going to fail?
me. only joking.always had faith in nintendo,i've owned their consoles for twenty years
Yeah, and even if you don't like nintendo, you have to accept the fact that they've been doing this longer than anybody and know exactly what they're doing.
I will never trust CNET again....
Why even trust them to begin with . They are clueless about pc , their main subject , let alone console s...
I'm replying to you from your reply further above, just want to make sure you read this. Back when the playstation was going to be released. It was at first going to be a joint-console from Ninty and Sony. The problem was that in the clauses of the contract Ninty would forfeit ownership of all of its characters and IPs to Sony. This led nintendo to back out and go on with the n64 and Sony with the playstation.
@above Actually, nintendo screwed over sony at the VERY last moment by declaring that they were going to stick with cartridges instead of CD's (I think nintendo announced this at a big public event or something) and Sony was like ".....wtf??? Fine. Screw you too Nintendo. We're going to release this console we busted our asses on anyway!" BOOM. Playstation.
3DS is great and the software line-up is as well. Just imagine E3 announcements! I forgot to add that Nintendo will do well this year with 3DS and Wii U launching. I already plan on getting Wii U at launch. I didn't get a Wii till 2009. I bought 3DS year 1 and will get Wii U at launch so nintendo could even break their own record again.
Nintendo has always proven and continues to prove that just having hardware power alone doesn't make games great. Gameplay is what makes games great. If I were to buy a Vita, I wouldn't buy it simply because it was the most powerful handheld. I would buy it because of great gameplay. Games like Minecraft and WOW are also great examples of this philosophy. Horrendous graphics by industry standards but awesome gameplay. I hope that the Vita can churn out good games because the hardware being awesome alone isn't going to cut it. Uncharted should be a concern for Vita gamers because it is a prime example of many recent games (like Arkham City) that try to play the game for you (tap here to execute some complex move). That gimmick isn't gonna keep bringing players back.
er you make it sounds as if games like uncharted was what's only available at launch . I dont get your concern when pretty complex games such as even straight UMVC3 and blazblue ports are coming , or stuff like gravity daze . The whole they only brought "graphics and no gameplay" argument and angle is outdated , as far back as the original ps3 and psp launches , and were never truly a fact so ..
I agree with you. What I'm saying is that there are a lot of Vita supporters who seem to think that "the system is the most powerful" is the only needed rationale to buy one. At least, ones that post here. They think that the Vita can do no wrong, simply because it is a powerhouse. I'm saying that trends like "tap here and execute complex move" are not trends that any gamer (PC, console, handheld) should feel good about and that Vita will succeed on its library, not that it is powerful.
Nintendo has proven nothing other than nostalgia sells consoles. I agree there are some great games but look at what they are, all established franchises or rehashes/remakes. I have no problem with the 3ds and may eventually get one myself, but to say the Vita is only good for hardware power shows that you don't know anything about it and you are just repeating the same inaccurate rhetoric you read on some websites. The launch titles from the vita have about the same if not more variety than the entire library of the 3ds so far. Games like Escape plan and gravity daze, or sound shapes are innovative and creative and you think its just graphics? lol.
You pigeon-holed me. Read my response above. What I READ on here is that a lot of Vita supporters seem to think that console power alone is a reason to buy a system and I was trying to point out that there is a ton of evidence that that ALONE isn't the case, and that Vita owners should be touting the examples of games that you and Baka gave. Those Vita supporters are hurting your argument by quoting hardware power alone. Sheesh, I agree with you. Don't just assume my post is a hate post. It isn't. I'm just trying to have an intelligent discussion about what Nintendo does right, what Sony does right, and how a lot of Vita supporters could be making a better argument if their argument WASN'T just "my system has more power so its better."
lol yea after I posted I saw your response to Baka, seems I misinterpreted what you wrote but its true, power alone means nothing without games and what I wanted to point out was that the Vita has the best of both worlds, power and games. lol chalk it up to miscommunication, not often you get intelligent conversation and discussion on these forums.
@despair: Well, I agree with you when you say that Vita has power and games for SOME gamers. Not all. Trust me, those of us who like Nintendo systems don't like them because we're morons. We like the style of games that they offer. But it isn't about what I like, it is about what is available to suit everyone's taste. I want Vita to succeed because it means healthy competition and it means that certain gamers will get what they want. I often want something different from Vita gamers. That doesn't make them wrong and me right. It makes us DIFFERENT in our tastes.
3ds hsa done great since they made the correct the prioe point. The Vita should take notice....
dang, that is an extremely impressive launch year. CAnt imagine what the sales are gonna be like when the 3DS lite or pokemon, smash bros, ect comes out.
Love my 3ds, just sayin'
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