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Friday, 18 March 2011 12:06

3DS hype seems to be dying

Written by Nick Farell
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Sony is still king in the Land and of the Rising Sun
While Nintendo's 3DS was the talk of the town a few weeks ago, it appears that interest in the console is giving way. Media Create has looked at a few sales results that show that despite Nintendo gearing being hyped to the stars, Sony are dominating the software sales.

Half of the top twenty selling titles for the week were on Sony's platforms, and ten were on Nintendo's. However eight of Sony's titles were in the top ten.

Games for the Nintendo 3DS are not a major feature. There is  Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask and... er... that's it. While Samurai Warriors Chronicle is doing OK, the other launch games are not selling.

It is all starting to look doom laden for Nintendo, which was hoping to pick up sales that it is losing now that its Wii is getting so old it that its 1980's Amiga style graphics are starting to show their age.


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+14 #1 Tranzz 2011-03-18 12:35
The 3ds isn't released till next friday so sales for other platforms will do well as people are holing off till launch day.
Also I think there are a few more titles for release than "Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask and... er... that's it."
 
 
+29 #2 TechHog 2011-03-18 12:57
This article is stupid. The PSP has been out for much longer, has far more games, and is in the hands of far more people. Not only that, but we all already know that the 3DS's launch line-up is shallow. AND IN ADDITION TO THAT, Japan was hit by a huge earthquake a couple of weeks after launch. I don't see any point in this article other than trying to bash Nintendo. I guess they've become so "Apple-like" that Nick has to make biased articles about them, too. People are waiting for bigger titles like OoT, SF64, Super Mario, and MGS3. For now, it's too early to say that the hype is dying.

FYI, the 3DS came in second place in worldwide hardware sales last week; And it's only out in Japan!
 
 
+19 #3 East17 2011-03-18 13:11
Nah .. lets give them some time ... a year or so ...
 
 
+5 #4 Boomstick777 2011-03-18 22:29
Wow another articulate article from Fudzilla :-/. The 3DS hasn't even launched in europe yet, how are sales expected to be large when its not available to buy? The 3DS will be a massive hit, I would put money on it being more successful than the original DS, thanks to its better graphics, internet, wifi, and 3D without glasses. This article is just meh, more fud..
 
 
+8 #5 Boomstick777 2011-03-18 22:33
Quote:
It is all starting to look doom laden for Nintendo, which was hoping to pick up sales that it is losing now that its Wii is getting so old it that its 1980's Amiga style graphics are starting to show their age.


I love this part of the article, its all looking doom laden for Nintendo, seriously how can you guys write such jiberish? It will sell loads when its actually released!
 
 
+2 #6 123s 2011-03-18 22:39
But its out in Japan and I dont remember any tech site spamming about how awesome it is, wonder if it changes after EU launch.
 
 
+2 #7 TechHog 2011-03-18 22:42
Quoting 123s:
But its out in Japan and I dont remember any tech site spamming about how awesome it is, wonder if it changes after EU launch.

Have you checked the gaming sites?
 
 
0 #8 123s 2011-03-18 22:45
Quoting TechHog:
Quoting 123s:
But its out in Japan and I dont remember any tech site spamming about how awesome it is, wonder if it changes after EU launch.

Have you checked the gaming sites?
Well I usually read the pc gaming ones, they still write about console things like Kinect or Killzone 3 and with all the hype, at least 1 article wouldnt be too much or ? The only thing I remember that its cracked to play DS games.
 
 
0 #9 TechHog 2011-03-18 23:18
Quoting 123s:
Well I usually read the pc gaming ones, they still write about console things like Kinect or Killzone 3 and with all the hype, at least 1 article wouldnt be too much or ? The only thing I remember that its cracked to play DS games.

Well, PC gaming and tech sites are probably more interested in the NGP due to the fact that the only interesting technology the 3DS has is the 3D screen, and nobody really understands how great it is until they've tried it.

Anyway, we'll see when it comes out, and this article was talking about Japan anyway...
 
 
0 #10 TechHog 2011-03-19 03:43
So, looking at sales between the 5th and the 12th, and sales actually did drop by 50%. That said, it still came out with sales being 3,000 less than the total of ALL other systems in Japan, so that just wasn't a good weeks for sales. (Note: The earthquake hit in the 11th, so that wasn't the biggest factor.) However, most of my friends are waiting for the AAA titles, so I stand by that being the issue.
 

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