The 3DS -- Nintendo's best hope at regaining its now fading relevance -- is finally coming. The Japanese gaming pioneer's updated handheld will hit the stateside market March 27.
This is why they need to shoot bloggers with high caliber weapons.
The name of the website says it all. The guy states some solid points. Its one of those "only time will tell" situations. Heh. All I care about is that graphical improvement(long overdue), huge(non-shovelware) third party support, backwards compatability, and a slick slide pad. The street pass, 3d, and all those other features are just bonuses to me. So I'm straight. It all depends on that successful they'll be with that 8 week marketing nation-wide push.
Got to love Western Media "oh noe Sony is doomed" "oh noes Nintendo is doomed" Do they understand the meaning of "doomed"? If Sony or Nintendo's handhelds/consoles were to ever become "doomed" then they could easily rely on their first party titles to sell millions upon millions because most of them are basically synonymous with gaming.
Nintendo? Doomed? HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA good joke.
I am one who doesn't see the fuss about the 3DS but at least I can acknowledge it will sell and do well. Its the 3D aspect. Its new to consumers and that is the number one reason (with a few other reasons)why it will do well
I agree completely
ahh another day another (insert name here is doomed) article lol we have only been getting these for like the past couple of years yet surprisingly no one is doomed yet
People said the same thing with the wii. Wii is the most sold console on the market with.... Nintendo DS. Smart move, smart analysis.
This is a bit different though. It's really uncharted territory. Motion control was something other companies dabbled in before Nintendo brought it to mass appeal. The price point is higher compared to all their previous handhelds even adjusted for inflation. Also, the warning label might turn off a lot of parents who want to buy it for their kids, compared to the DS. These are legitimate concerns, but then again, things always turn out interestingly.
Wii had a great gimmick though. You can't deny that, not to mention a great Mario launch title. They learned from Gamecube when they made Luigi's Mansion the launch title lol.
actually the playstation 2 is...
the only thing going against it is the price. all those DS casuals will eat this up along with those who stand in lines to buy i-pad for 599 or 699 than someone can walk in at 11am and get it lol psp2 and 3ds why can't both succeed? i am more of a core gamer so i will go with psp2 and for casuals and tech people 3ds will be something new we all win no one is doomed if psp was doomed why has it sold almost 60million units sometimes these bloggers don't get it at all and DS is still selling my question is when will nintendo stop supporting DS which is straight money for them or do they keep 2 handhelds in the market
ey man. 3DS will definetly satisfy core gamers. They're still catering to the casual, since thats where their previous cash flow lies. I love action games. Why I own a DS instead of a psp, only God knows. I thought it was gonna be an upgraded gba(boy was I wrong). But I've played the psp many times over the past 6 years. My lil bro owns one, and its a powerful handheld. But something was just "lacking". I just couldn't put my finger on it(literally). Since the games were ports or spin-offs from main series, my subconscience demanded a console experience. Which explains the well know complaints of 2 analog sticks. Also I could barely grip the analog nub...finger kept sliding off. No grip. Buts its probably just me.
calling a 3ds casual when it has 110 games in development 80% core games in full 3D the psp2 can only dream of this support shit even Capcom have said they are investing all there efforts on 3DS not psp2 and same will go for every developer that makes a game on the system psp2 will get slammed by hackers as the psp before it no one bought games from retail
i clicked on this thinking it was one of those joke articles this was serious? LOL
I guess the author wrote this because there is way too much Nintendo is awesome articles. I also think there is too much Nintendo is awesome articles this month.
Haters gonna hate. Nintendo gonna Nintendo. Say somethin'
I saw the headline. And then I saw the name of the website. And then everything made sense to me.
I guess you never knew that the Motley Fool is one of the most well known stock market blogs out there? His take is based on market trends and market analysis, which does not favor the product placement of the 3DS. But like he says at the end of the article (if you read the whole thing), that everything remains to be seen and he can be proven wrong.
I don't know how nintendo is doomed, instead they are successful with the wii and DS and they are going to sellout with 3ds... Without a doubt 3ds is a great addition to 3d technology not only to hand held gaming and it going to sets mind running, without a need pricey 3d glasses!
This reminds me of "5 reasons why Sony is Doomed"
yea right Nintendo been dominated the handheld market since the first GBA came out we all know that as for the 3DS price 250 is pretty good psp GO was 250 people complained then again they still bought it and it didnt even have any good features
Oh, wait. You're serious? Let me laugh harder! http://i203.photobucket.com...
Although I disagree with a lot of this article. The writer made some fair arguments and addressed opposing viewpoints. Overall, I'd say pretty decent article.
Yes, totally agree.....after I read this, it made me second guess my preorder of 5 3DS systems........Although...I still think its going 2 be great and sell out quick... I've been wondering lately.....since Sony has been in the 3D game so long... I wonder if we're in store for a superior glasses-free PSP 2 announcement in a few days...
Been wondering the same thing about PSP2.
Nintendo and doomed shouldn't be in the same sentence.....unless it's talking about it's handheld competition lol.
who ever put disagree is a plum nintendo have about ove 350 million portables sold worldwide even more thats a guess psp has about 50 million theres no competition there nintendo dont even have to watch psp2
The thing I hate most about Nintendo. They bring the weakest technology to Market. Yeah, glasses free 3D is cool but all the specs on the 3DS seems to be only looking good for the moment. Within A year it will feel outdated. They are charging $250 for a handheld that has a lame design, one joystick, a small ass screen and graphics a bit better than psp. Come on now Nintendo, only die hard fans and true idiots will buy 3DS for that price. Especially if Sony's PSP-2 comes out this year. Why bother with Nintendo when the PSP-2 will have everything you need. Bigger screen, HD, 2 joysticks, Great graphics, Meadia sharing, Wifi, 3G, bigger HDD, watch movies, play music, better design, and it's probably going to cost around the same price for way more features than the 3ds. Fanboys can hate all you want. It's the truth.
opinion does not = Fact
But the PSP is still just a console disguised as a handheld, where the 3DS will be (once again) "something else".... For handheld gaming you have on one hand the iPod and iPhone stuff that's just for quick bits and then there's the high end PSP(2). But the (3)DS is right in the middle of that. It has hardcore games, but it's still more of a handheld than a console inside a handheld....
Huh? Not even going to give this a hit.
If u r not going 2 read the article...don't leave a comment. It's idiots like u that give N4G a bad name...u leave uninformed comments and don't even read the story... I'll admit, ; was skeptic @ first, but after reading the story, the author makes some valid points. So, next time....read the story...that is, if u can read.....or please find another site to troll... Thanks.
Even though the website is reputable within the stock market community and how it brings up several good points? Right....
Do you think JQM78's response was a little over the top? I mean that is one hell of a response, excuse the hell out of me. Maybe the site should choose a better title next time.
Nintendo doesn't have to do much to get it's follows to buy Nintendo. All they have to do is release a very powerful system in HD. Then release a Mario and Zelda game and tout it as being the first Mario and Zelda games in HD. The Nintendo Fanboys will get boners and line up for blocks.
Man I agree fully with you. I am playing Twilight Princess now and it is fun as hell with last gen graphics. I can wait for the new one coming, with last gen graphics. As long as they are just as fun graphics don't matter, but it would be icing on the cake.
I'm a Gamer
BREAKING NEWS - Business analysts causing doubt in investors minds is nothing new, and neither is ignorance about the videogame industry.
Ignorance? I'm pretty sure he has some legitimate concerns listed there. Did you read and fully comprehend the article? He mentioned price--which is a definite concern. This is the most expensive handheld Nintendo has brought out to date, even adjusted for inflation compared to their previous handhelds. Additionally, the warning label for the 3DS is sure to garner some curiosity for the worse. This can really turn off parents if they think the product is a detriment to their child's eyes. All I see here is a very thought out article with valid points, whether or not you agree with them. Ignorance you say again? Highly unlikely.
Yes, ignorance. "best hope at regaining its now fading relevance -- is finally coming" fading relevence? cmon man, thats bullcrap and you know it. "depth in a small screen is like a Lamborghini in a school's speed zone. Folks won't care." Opinions without a source. So why the hell are people willing to buy a larger IPod for $500 then? "The product's label warns that children under six shouldn't use the 3-D functionality. It may hamper their vision development. Adults are also advised to stop playing if they begin feeling dizzy." How does he know what the label on the box actually says? As for price, well it is actually going to be the cheapest 8th generation console out there, quote me on that. He doesn't mention the PSP pricing 5 years ago, nor demonstrate any other industry knowledge to argue why the 3D screen is expensive to make. (3D Cameras with 3D viewfinders sell for 4 to 500 bucks)
BAN BLOODMASK hes the guy that keeps submiting these flamebait articles
I don't care one way or the other. I had a Gamecube and Dreamcast last Gen and enjoyed them very much
The only thing that might affect its sales performance is the price. It wont sell as many as the DS in the beggining because of it. However it will still sell a lot and be a huge sucess. My guess is that Nintendo wants to take advantage of the early adopters since it literally has no competetion until the PSP2 comes out. And when the PSP2 comes out they will probably drop the price to widen the difference in price between their handheld and Sonys. Thats my honest opinion. PS: I am not trying to troll in any way shape or form. I am just stating my personal opinion which everyone has the right to do.
the 3ds will take the world by storm and then in 2012 when its common knowledge that psp2 is dead in the water wii2 will land in dec 2012 after a big reveal at E3 2012 its called facts that will happen to kill off sony.microsoft nintendo is on its way to disable the whole game industry like iphone did with music and make it there own another thing i think 3ds will catch psp 1 sales after year 3 and with wii2 it will be such a phonominum it will make microsoft/sony obselete nintendo have a clear goal and that is to own 90% of the gaming industry fact nintendo only need to make graphics better on there console to steal sony/microsoft fans its as easy as that there not loyal they just want the best graphics so it wont be hard with 3DS/Wii2 to achieve this plus imagine Mario galaxy 4 CGI
I love media like this. I am not a big fan of handheld gaming I had a ds and it was a good device but every time I went out I forgot to pick it up. Ive got a PSP GO and again a good device but I use it more for PlayTV than games. But to say the 3DS will fail is wrong. There is a lot of hype about the 3ds at the moment on what the games look like. How good the 3D looks on the games and shops are taking quite alot of pre orders even though it is not out for another 2 months. I think it will sell as well as the DS come Christmas as the price will of dropped by then and there will be the type of games out for it that people love on the current DS games.
He has some valid points a lot of parents may be scared away form buying it for their kids with those warning labels etc. but it will not fail a lot of people on sites are pumped for it. hopefully for the sake of gaming it succeeds
Comparing Apple stuff with Nintendo stuff = fail. People don't buy an iPad/iPhone for gaming... it's just a nice addon. But the (3)DS is bought for gaming. So all in all it's a different audience.
Five reasons they aren't doomed: Mario Donkey Kong Zelda Metroid Kirby
Doomed!, I tell you, Dooooooomeeed!!!....ok, I feel better now. Please continue with your discussion. :) Edit: "The price is too high" Fun Fact: The Original DS launched at a $150 price point. That's $50 more than the Gamecube that was still on the market at the time. Sound familiar?
*double post* link for proof: http://cube.ign.com/article... Nintendo has been there before. Nothing new here.
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