With the reveal on the NGP, will any gamers take a pass on the 3DS for Sony's new system?
Not me, 3DS has POKEMON dude! POKEMON!!!
Pokemon Black and White isnt on the 3DS mate, just the DS. @Dark_Charizard Yes, but if you're going to buy the 3DS just for Pokemon, even though it doesn't have 3D, you're going to be waiting a good year before you can make full proper use of it, if Pokemon is all you are interested in. We don't even know if there will be a Pokemon game (no doubt there will be (dont get me wrong I love Pokemon too)).
There's no doubt that 3DS will have its own Pokemon soon. And don't forget Mario! OT, I don't think the 3DS sales will be hurt by the PSP2 very much. 3DS is a much more appealing device for the mass market, and the fact that PSP2 will cost more definitely ensures that 3DS will build a sales tower over it. Sony is all set to lose another war.
I know there's no Pokemon for 3DS YET but i'll be damned if there isn't one coming out this year.
Damnit realy how old are you guys? Pokemon? Thats why you're jizzing in your pants? POKEMON?!?! I can't stand it anymore...
A new Pokemon game that will never be as good as Pokemon Red/Blue version. I got over Pokemon games once the DS came out because I bought the PSP instead and now I'm buying the PSP2 instead of the 3DS. I like Sony's games better than Nintendos. I'm into 3D gaming too so I might get a 3DS once the 3DS Lite comes out. I hope Sony prices the NGP competitively ($300) if they want it to have a chance of outselling the 3DS. The PSP2 looks like a way better handheld so I hope it outsells 3DS.
That website looks so lame. It's like a kid as botch jobbed a website together in 5minutes and stuck it on there.
Technically Pokemon IS on the 3DS due to the backward DS compatibility...
I don't think it will impact 3DS sales. I think the 3DS price is going to impact it's own sales early on. Once it gets down into the $100 range then it'll pick up steam. But I do think that the NGP will be picked up by more people who also want the 3DS.
pokemon is the cod of ds thats all i have to say p.s love my lvl100 arceus do
No COD sucks dude But if your talking about sales than youre right
Are you trying to say pokemon sucks? :( I like pokemon...
And..Monster hunter is the WoW of the psp. Every platform has its ip you know.
pokemon will always be good but its becoming a rehash and a rippof imo think of it this way they will give you 2 versions to buy then make one that has the few pokemon that separated the first two and slighly diffrent story and call it whole new game why dont they just make one at a time and not rip you off with there 2 then 1 money grabbing stratergy
3Ds March 27, 2011 psp2 Holiday 2011. NO sales will be affected, 3ds will have a strong amount of time untill the psp2 comes out
On a marketing standpoint Sony with the announcement of NGP has made it clear that its going for an entirely different market Nintendo is at. Nintendo systems & games appeal to a distinct younger audience even if the new slate of 3DS games are going for the PSP market. PlayStation brand has established a different & distinct following too. So like what is happening now both Sony & Nintendo can thrive at their own markets.
I mean really, how long as Nintendo been doing this handheld stuff? Has ANYTHING ever hurt their sales since they began? Nothing's gonna change that. What is the conception of "hurt" people are thinking when they ask this question? Will some people choose NGP over 3DS? Sure, no duh. But "hurt" as in Nintendo won't be #1 in the handheld market and/or have to rethink their strategy and have some serious competition? Hell no. Where Nintendo has the one marketing scheme they need to promote this and make it seem like something everyone has to try and witness for themselves (3D without glasses), what does Sony have as their one big selling point to consumers? None of that technical jargon either that we all know damn well "those" consumers won't give a damn about. What Apple is to MP3 players: Nintendo is to handheld gaming devices. You just can't beat em. I personally, will pick up both.
Every Nintendo handheld systems throughout the ages have always had a mass appeal towards kids. Parents will continue to buy their kids the next latest and greatest Nintendo handheld system. When it comes to appealing to kids, Nintendo always deliver on the games that every damn kid has to have. A prime example is Pokemon.
lol no, this is one of the few questions I can answer with 100% accuracy.
so selling 60 million PSPs isnt effecting DS sales? did it effect it then? sad how one of the few questions u happened to be wrong about huh. sucks for you
Hope so. 3D is just old. Yes. It's 3D WITHOUT GLASSES. Give it a year or 2 and they'll adapt the same technology to 3D TV. EDIT: Its interesting. Usually we hear Sony vs Microsoft battles. Now its Sony vs Nintendo. But who's going to win?
Sony will win in the eyes of gamers. They're providing a handheld with; -3 times the power of the 3DS -Titles that aren't rehashes of ancient franchises (mario, zelda, kirby etc.) -Much more media functionality than the 3DS -A better and more integrated online system than the 3DS -higher battery life -Less potential eye damage and so on and so forth.
I consider myself a pretty hardcore gamer and I'm definitely more excited about the 3DS. Not because of the crappy 3d (3D is stupid to me). Im just more of a fan of nintendo's franchises and how they make games that cater specifically to their handhelds (games I wouldnt mind playing in small bursts when Im away from home). Nothing Ive seen of the NGP looks like it would be better on a handheld than watching at home on a huge tv. EDIT: Plus im a Little concerned about the way sony will support the NGP after launch. Right now theyve got a solid amount of games but I have no idea if support will fizzle out like the psp.
battery life is less actually. 1up has a article on it...the NGPs battery life is like 3.3 hrs on intensive games same as the psp 1000
@Darkfocus: can I read that article please, do you have a link? Anyway, even if that is true, the 3DS's battery life is 3 hours while running 3DS games w/ 3D + backlight turned on so I don't see how 3.3 hours < 3 hours :S Especially considering how much more powerful the PSP2 is than the 3DS. To even be in the same ballpark in terms of battery life, let alone more than the 3DS, is incredible.
@pollocks 3D turned off can give you 8+ hours of 3DS fun. http://www.3dsbuzz.com/nint...
@Hisiru 3D AND backlight turned off can give you no more than 8 hours of 3DS fun PLAYING DS GAMES. Not 3DS games. with 3DS games (dependant upon brightness/3D settings) you can get between 3-5 hours battery life. Source: "Battery Life 3-5 hours for 3DS games, but slider position details not known 5-8 hours for DS games roughly 3 hours to charge" http://gonintendo.com/views... @Hsiru I read yours, however it didn't specify it was 3DS games at all. Mine has specified that 3DS games can only be played for 3-5 hours on one charge. Look, I even quoted it for you :) 3-5 hours is for 3DS games, the lower end of the scale (3 hours) being with 3D and backlighting fully enabled, and the opposite achieving 5 hours battery life. "3-5 hours for 3DS games" "3-5 hours for 3DS games" "3-5 hours for 3DS games" "3-5 hours for 3DS games" "3-5 hours for 3DS games" "3-5 hours for 3DS games" Better?
@starcrafter Please, read my source, it's 8+ hours playing 3DS games without 3D effect. The information is coming from Nintendo itself. 3~5 hours is for 3D on + full brightness. "The system will take about 3 1/2 hours to charge and then last about three to five hours on a full charge. That's with the 3D effects activated. The company guesses that people who keep the 3D turned off could get as many as eight hours. Turning off the system's wireless via a switch, lowering its brightness settings or even running it in a dimmer power-save mode will all help the machine last longer. " Source: http://kotaku.com/5738668/s...
@starcrafter "That's with the 3D effects activated. The company guesses that people who keep the 3D turned off could get as many as eight hours." He is obviously talking about 3DS games in this sentence as DS games has no 3D effect lol. And can you read the part "that's whit the 3D effects activated"? He is saying that 3~5 hours is for 3D effects activated. This is coming from Nintendo man, your source is saying "but slider position details not known", so your source is not saying if 3D turned off will affect the battery life or not, your source doesn't even know the affect of 3D in the battery life. If you want to ignore it so you can feel better, that's ok for me. Also, pay attention to your source again, because its old news, and my source is newer. Your source has OLD information and my source has NEW information, is that hard to understand? And why is 8+ hours for the 3DS bothering you so much?
"Will the NGP hurt 3DS sales?" it depends on the price. Pricing was one of the reasons why the PSP couldnt beat the DS. EDIT: yes, Software as well, i agree.
and who has more appealing software
i still remember when the launch price for the PSP was $250 at the time compared the $150 DS. That $100 difference didnt help at all.
Uh, they're competing platforms, why WOULDN'T they hurt each others' sales?
LOL I'm kinda in shock your the first one to comment this.... I thought it was pretty obvious, that people will choose one or the other at least at launch.
if the NGP turns out to be similarly priced to the 3DS, then yes it will.
STUPID HEADLINE. flame bait again here we go. why are these let threw. in response NO IT WONT. there was room b4 there be room again. nintendo has there thing sony has there thing going on with games. simple they both stay alive as long as the next handheld comes out. silly question honistly. not about who wins they both won they both have a huge fanbase.
If its priced around the same as the 3DS, then I think it might be possible.
Not really, At least not enough for it to be a significant amount. Pricing is Key but honestly. Mario, Metroid, Zelda, and the Megaton: Pokemon. Games like Mario Kart, New Super Mario Bros and Pokemon are bonafide system sellers. People who like these games will always buy a Nintendo portable. Will there be people who opt for the NGP instead of the 3DS Yes..... But you can say the it will be the other way around too, especially if the price of the NGP is over $300 and the 3DS is $250.
*Not really, At least not enough for it to be a significant amount. Pricing is Key but honestly. Mario, Metroid, Zelda, and the Megaton: Pokemon. Games like Mario Kart, New Super Mario Bros and Pokemon are bonafide system sellers. Children/casual gamers who like these games will always buy a Nintendo portable. Will there be people who opt for the NGP instead of the 3DS Yes..... But you can say the it will be the other way around too, especially if the price of the NGP is over $300 and the 3DS is $250.
Depends really the hardcore crowd will be split between the two. The casuals will still go with Nintendo like always. Then there will be those that want something different. We really won't know anything until both are released. Pricing and games will be key in the long run. If Nintendo or Sony just has rehashes of the same old thing it can hurt them.
so long as nintendo sells the premise that any Nintendo product is a family product then no, competition will never hurt the sales of any system made by Nintendo in this case the 3DS.
nope the sheep will follow, if nintendo sold shit in a box for $1000 casufags would still buy it
Just because ngp is technically better doesn't mean 3ds is bad product.
You are completely right the 3DS isn't a bad product just completely inferior in every way to the NGP and not really that much of a upgrade from the psp(ancient tech). The only different feature is 3D without glasses which can be enjoyed better at home on a HDTV IMO vs a 3.5" screen. But the Name of Nintendo and the Nintendo franchise will sell the 3DS! Their games are solid and fun to many and their family friendly image helps then there is the fact that they have owned the portable gaming market since its inception.
Sony made a smart move announcing the NGP before the 3DS launch, of course the real big stuff on the NGP will be shown at E3(Kojima's reveal for one?) but by getting people talking about and seeing the NGP they took a bit of the spotlight away from the 3DS before its launch and that was probably part of the reason for the Jan 27th reveal. But as for audience its clear that the 3DS and NGP are targeting different audiences, Nintendo handhelds have always held broad appeal while the PSP was about the tech and the more core gamers, sure there is the cross over but remember PSP sold 65+ million in its lifetime and thats not a small amount. The addition of Playstation suite could be the real impact maker, I mean it opens the door to many devs that would normally not develop for the PSP as it adds connectivity and availability on android and other smartphones. That means mini games like the 99c ones could be released regularly and consistently along with the big hardcore titles for the NGP, that would let sony cover all the major markets and 3G keeps everything connected, including the PS3. It seems like Sony covered all their bases but it comes down to how it all fits together and 2 big questions that can break the NGP would be Battery Life and more importantly Cost.
you hit everything spot on. I 100% agree
I remembered Angry Birds Devs talked about how the android market sucked for games, maybe this will convince them otherwise.
Nintendo is just rehashing old N64 games on the 3DS, nothing special. Casuals are so gullible.
Yeah and those old N64 games were awesome and they will still sell millions on the 3DS...
And Nintendo fans need to shut the hell up about ports on the PSP2. 3DS is getting a ton of ports like Zelda, Star Fox, Street Fighter, MGS3...
^THISS There are currently more ports on the 3DS then the NGP. I would also add that people need to shut up about the NGP not having portable games (what ever that means) because if the NGP has Uncharted which will probably be about 10 hours more or less and that is not considered portable what does that make Zelda which is much larger.
The NINTENDO 3DS is for kids and the NGP is for real men
I agree. Would you buy a NGP for your 6 yr old?
I wouldn't buy 6 year olds a 3DS either, they can have their DS or psp.
*Think, and tell that to those 150 million people that bought the original DS.. It was "for kids" also right?
well to be fair many people bought the 3 or 4 iterations of the DS so it kinda cuts those figures, but no people are wrong to think the DS was for kids only, in fact it was more broad range device which was part of its success. Anyone could pick up and play and it still had great games for the avid gamer.
" I DONT THING SO COZ The NINTENDO 3DS is for kids and the NGP is for real men" That doesn't read much like something a real man would write. A nerdy, childish, name-brand following fanboy maybe, but not a real man.
The fact that the NGP has trophy support has me sold. and i belive im not the only one:)=
your not :)
believe me you're not, 2am I started yelling loudly when I saw the image with trophy list at the reveal lol, nearly woke my neighbors.
Agreed, trophies are awesome. Gives games more value.
it can hurt 3ds sales on Christmas but i think will sell more than th ngp Nintendo is like candy for kids
I think Sony must release the PSP2 by this year in all territories. right now iit seems Japan will have it Holiday 2011 which could mean US and Europe getting a Spring 2012 launch. By that time 3DS could be $50 cheaper. Sony can't missed the holidays.
I think both will do well. Both Nin & Sony has games that will cater to a different set of gamer. Plus side for Nin is that they will have a 9 months head start. Sony can use that time to tweak the NGP a bit if they want to depending on how well the 3DS does & what ppl are saying about it if they wanted to.
It doesn't have to. The NGP has better hardware and software. Adults will buy the NGP, while kids will buy the 3DS for games like Pokemon. The only reason the DS sold so well was because of it's price tag and because it's games appealed more to kids. I respect Nintendo, but they don't deserve the sales that they are getting with their products. Read GamingFeud's comment and then you'll know why.
LOL.. The NGP has better software? HHmmm... Lets see... Mario, Zelda, Kid Icarus, Dead or Alive, Resident Evil, Animal Crossing, Street Fighter, Metal Gear... yeah... you are right.. the 3DS software lineup is not very good...
The Ds has some excellent games that appeal to more people than just kids.
I think it is going to come down to what games come out at the time they launch and the prices. For me I want the NGP, mostly because I feel like the 3DS has to many kid games, I might get it for my gf but that is it.