Apple Could Kill the 3DS

The 3DS is going to be releasing soon, and Nintendo is hoping to see success similar to their DS line up. The DS has sold an amazing 145 million units worldwide, and is still selling over 50,000 units a week. The 3DS has impressive technology, but has a much higher price tag at $250.00 U.S. dollars. The high price is a concern for many people, but Nintendo has an even bigger problem: a little company called Apple.

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ComboBreaker2787d ago (Edited 2787d ago )

but Apple can never kill the NGP.

CrazyForGames2787d ago

oh wait... you were serious? ..... LOL

Shok2787d ago

Wow, you REALLY make the Sony fanbase look idiotic....

dredgewalker2787d ago

I doubt Apple could kill the 3DS and NGP. If Apple ever kills these handhelds then it also kills portable hardcore gaming. Don't ever pray that Apple takes over gaming because what they want isn't in our interests as gamers.

ChronoJoe2787d ago (Edited 2787d ago )

What he said makes sense. Whilst I don't believe apple will be kill the 3DS.

The 3DS and iproducts are in much closer competition than the NGP and 3DS or NGP and iproducts. The 3DS and Iproducts are both targeted at the same type of consumer, the NGP is not.

Apple would need to open some first party studios, to make decent games first.

nsnsmj2786d ago

Apple won't be killing either.

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Shackdaddy8362787d ago

Apple cant kill the 3DS or NGP. It wont "kill" any handheld thats meant for gaming.

Shok2787d ago

Im tired of people saying Apple is a threat to Nintendo and Sony. 1 MB games with no tactile buttons can never top a dedicated gaming device.

Angry Birds is fun, but let's be real here, you're comparing Angry Birds to Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Metal Gear, Killzone, etc contest.

astrobrights2787d ago

I'm also tired of it. Sure Apple will do really well with casual gamers and non-gamers who might play a cheap game while waiting for the bus or something. But these devices will not keep real gamers from buying dedicated gaming devices.

astrobrights2787d ago

The other thing people need to keep in mind is that these casual games on iPhone, iPad and Android aren't bringing in the big bucks like real games. I have quite a few games on my Android, but they are all free versions.. I've never once paid for a game on a phone.

dredgewalker2787d ago

I've got tons of games for my Ipod Touch....95% of them are crap. The only redeeming thing about it is I can browse the net while at work and listening to my albums.

SonyNGP2786d ago

I find it funny that we're seeing games like Angry Birds on our Nintendo and Sony handhelds.

CraigUK2787d ago

Unless apple somehow magicly find a way to make first party nintendo games, which they wont. Then the 3DS isnt going to lose sales, as with pretty much any nintendo console, Nintendo games sell like hotcakes, 3rd party games...not so well.

Dont get me wrong, some 3rd party games sell, but if you look at the sales lists for say.... the DS, Wii and gamecube, the lists are like 90% Nintendo games.

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