The 3DS version of FIFA 12 has failed to sell as well as other format versions of the game, does this spell disaster for the 3DS? The 3DS Tribe analyse whether this spells bad news for Nintendo's handheld
This is not news...we all no 3ds isnt doing well. .and sony is king if fifa games anyway
Well if any console was "king of Fifa" as you put it, it'd be the 360 seeing as it sold more copies on that console, that's not the point though. This 3DS has seen a huge improvement since the price cut so it is surprising news to even see the PS2 version out sell the 3DS version.
I believe FIFA sells better on PS3.
Indeed, the 360 version outsold the PS3 version: http://www.chart-track.co.u...
Will you two just go get a room please
FIFA sells more on PS3 WW. Obviously, it's not the case in NA and UK, the only two places the 360 actually leads.
No one else has said it? Okay I'll say it.. "50,000 people used to live here.. now, it's a ghost town!". -The story of the 3DS.
Who wants to play a sport game on the 3DS when you can play it 1000x better on the console? Sport fans have been buying them year after year on consoles, why would they switch to the 3DS?
I got to try the 3DS and I didn't like it. Your eyes get tired really fast after a while of "3D". Just get a regular DS if someone wants a portible nintendo.
Because you = everyone /s
Well it's more than a DS though really isn't it? You wouldn't see games like those available on 3DS on the DS. Fair enough if you don't like the 3D though, it does have to be in right spot when using it so it can be a pain sometimes, I write for a 3DS website yet barely use the 3D effect, I still think it's a brilliant console regardless though. Edit: FYI as to which sells better, I do have sources http://www.chart-track.co.u...
In response to your post above (as I can't reply to it, sorry!) it seems the 360 version of FIFA outsold the PS3 one: See Chart Track http://www.chart-track.co.u...
In the UK is the end of your sentence.
Why would you buy a DS now? Soon, they'll just stop releasing games for it.
Wow, this is disappointing. Didn't PES 2011 3D sell really well on 3DS launch weekend? I'm thinking EA shot themselves in the foot when they made a competent version of FIFA on the iDevices available for a fraction of the price(and obviously the tiny install base of 3DS compared to other platforms)
let me guess... the 3DS is doomed? ZzZzZzZzZ
Not at all, it still made the top 30 which is progress for a third party game, just a shame to see it outsold by every other console. I fully expect 3DS software sales to improve by Christmas with the likes of Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land.
@ treesmurf11 I was being sarcastic. Cool story tho
I own a 3DS and didn't buy fifa. I couldn't care less about fifa. I'll buy mario and pokemon and zelda etc but no fifa. That's not what you buy a 3DS for.
And that my friend is exactly why third parties tend to not support nintendo hardware.
Okay, not just pokemon, mario and zelda. I'll play some other RPG like final fantasy 5 and 6 remake, maybe? And I'm also gonna get sonic generations for the 3DS, but I think football games are completely the wrong market for the nintendo handhelds.
we need great exclusives,not lots of fifas or pes'es..
Sad but true. People buy Ninty products to play Ninty games. Period. This also happens to be a reason why (they) Ninty doesn't really have 3rd party support, as Misterhbk stated.
I bought a DS and played mostly third party titles. I have a 3DS and love it.
And in other news, Rocket Scientists have predicted that the 3DS console install base is directly proportional to the number of copies a game sells.
wait what!? your going to tell me the system with the smallest user base sold the least thats weird! i thought sense it doesn't have a online mode and the smallest amount of users it would sell the most!! and for the last month 3ds outsold all system worldwide so it can't be doing that bad! and the more you use the 3d the more your eyes can take it!i kept the 3d on low when i first got it.but now it's always all the way up and playing starfox 64 3d with the 3d all the way up is just amazing!when i get a ps3 im getting a 3d tv with it cause playing in 3d looks so much better to me now i wish i could play every game that way!
what is this suppose to mean?
installed base mean anything to ya
Well duh to this article. 1. The reason why certain games have been delayed is to release at the time when there is a greater number of hardware units out there. FIFA is going to release when its ready on all consoles and they can't just delay the 3DS version. Many companies have the flexibility of when to release to max profits, EA releases all its games simultaneously. 2. Nobody buys a handheld to play FIFA soccer. I know some of you may live and die by FIFA soccer, but most handheld gamers, especially Nintendo users, could care less about sports games. There were no decent sports games on DS, and I don't expect there to be many on 3DS. 3. There is already a soccer game on 3DS. Is FIFA 3DS going to be so desired and mind-blowing that anyone who already bought a soccer game going to buy another one? PES 2011 got above average reviews. If someone likes soccer games, they bought it. Why double dip? This should be expected and is indicative of software purchasing habits, not the console.
I bought FIFA 3DS and its an amazing game
Did you buy PES 2011 too? If you didn't, you just held out for what you wanted and made the right choice for you. If you did, you might just really like soccer games. Either way, I wouldn't expect the typical 3DS gamer to want FIFA. I'm glad you like it! :)
cus every one that owns a 3ds r hardcore and hard core games dont really buy sports since technacly u can just have mire fun playing soccer urself
3DS is definitely over-rated. 3D just isn't that interesting. I didn't have a DS so I went ahead and picked up a 3DS a couple weeks ago: I figured why not, it's only another 20 bucks. Played Zelda and wasn't that impressed, I'm already debating on just trading the unit in for some Wii or PS3 games. Sure 3D can be a cool gimmick occasionally, but it'll never become a major player.
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