First report on sales in Japan following the 3DS price drop last week.
Amazing sales!!! Nintendo always king of handhelds
umm..that's debatable! EDIT : glad to see Nintendo on the rise yet again,now release some great games for the damn thing so I can buy it too
Question is will it sell good in North America and how many sales shall the Vita steal even with the price cut ;)
from my 3 friends who work at different retailers (target, frys and walmart) it is selling much more than expected. As far as vita is concerned, it cant steal any sales if it isnt released until next year. So that makes the 3ds uncontested for the remainder of the year. including the all important holiday season.
Nobody said anything about Vita! And besides 3DS and Vita are on the same team vs Smartphones
Not a suprise really, handhelds always sell good in Japan.
$169 no way MEH!
That is a good rebound for nintendo. All they need to do is release some good games.
Just about every system sells a bunch of units when a price drop occurs so this is not surprising.
Yup, the next weeks shall be a lot more telling. But let's be real, without Vita 'till next year, Ninty shall be confortable for at least some time. PSP sells greatly in Japan, but it can't beat a new handheld at a price that close. I think 3DS lacks diferentiation from it's predecessor, starting by the name ending by the design, I'm tired of explaining friends it's not an upgraded DS like Lite or XL, but a new handheld. I think it was one of the main problems 3DS had to stand so far. But even so, all nintendo have to do now really is launch some new games for this little beast to sell like hotcakes even if people thinks it's just a new DS, PSP won't be receiving as many new games on the holidays. When Vita releases I don't even have a guess what will happen, I think 250 is too much for a handheld, but most people will disagree with me apparently, and even at that price tag I'm willing to get one, it looks like the perfect handheld and I can't get past the two real analog sticks and I believe it will sell really well. But Ninty machine have the casual appeal, a key feature to market (3D) and history on it's side. If anything, I would bet on a tough match.
3ds sells will be huge next year actually if nintendo advertize it right and talk about 3d photos, 3d movieclips and 3d games with 3d taking off next year..
Great, now please release more games! That is all.
Just goes to prove that the 3ds is extremely over priced at launch and that nintendo are greedy. They can at least upgrade the lower screen with a a better touch sensitive screen. Hated ds touchscreen for being laggy and unresponsive.
dude, wanting to make a profit out of each console sold is hardly being greedy. Its just good bussiness. Nintendo unlike MS or Sony is just a videogames company, they cannot rely on other departments to make money while their Games department loses a HUGE amount of money(well in the past, anyway, they arent losing anymore). And with the new price tag they will actually be losing a bit on each one, thats why they lowered their expected earnings by hundreds of millions
more appropriate pricing
just release Snake eater 3D and stop being dumbasses.
ah since when do people start believing a sales spike due to a price cut will last it will not last lol ninty fanboys smdh yea ya'll wish it still sucks
Time for naysayers to start eating their words about nintendo again. The cycle continues.
all gamers should be happy for this spike, seriously guys we need to support these dedicated gaming devices otherwise mobile gaming will bury them. I wish a healthy sales for the 3DS and even better Sales for the Vita, Fu#k mobile gaming, and F#@ck motion controls, they are not innovations, they are disasters.
Ooooh.Ooh.Oh. Ok, so we all love Nintendo again and haven`t lost faith. I hope we never see a stupid so called gaming-journalist write that Nintendo is doomed again. Amen
I personally dont think the VITA will do as well as people expect because like the psp it's the same games on console being ported over to a handheld and nothing new which is what killed the psp in the first place, the lack of original titles and experience. we are in strange times and as much as I love the 3ds etc when a handheld cost more then a console that should send alarm bells ringing. Glad they have realised this issue and corrected it.
what now haters??
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