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Monday, 18 April 2011 08:15

3DS sells 400,000 during first week

Written by David Stellmack


U.S. starts the same as numbers sold in Japan
Nintendo may or may not be happy with the start that the 3DS is off to in the U.S. Reportedly, the 3DS was only able to move about 400,000 units in the week following its launch in the U.S. This means that sales in the U.S. were equal to what Nintendo was able to move for the 3DS in Japan.

While Nintendo is signaling publicly that they are pleased with the start of the 3DS, industry analysts are not so sure that this is the case. It is believed that the launch of their E-Shop and Zelda title, as well as Netflix for the platform, will really tell the story of how popular the console is going to be.

It is expected that Nintendo will announce a variety of new things for the 3DS that will be coming for the holidays as the company looks to push the 3DS this holiday season, and that will be hard to do without more software; and that is what you can expect, as well as additional updates, which should enhance the abilities of the console.

David Stellmack

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-6 #1 thematrix606 2011-04-18 08:20
Yet the design is so flawed, the 3D will give you a headache within 30 seconds...
 
 
+7 #2 Tranzz 2011-04-18 08:53
you can't have played with one. I have played for a few hours straight after I got one with no probs atall. People suseptable to travel sickness might find it harder though.
 
 
+2 #3 thematrix606 2011-04-18 09:22
Quoting Tranzz:
you can't have played with one. I have played for a few hours straight after I got one with no probs atall. People suseptable to travel sickness might find it harder though.


Several times actually... Unless you stare at the screen precisely in the middle, you will see double. Try using this on a car or a bus. Or outside for that matter, the slightest amount of light and your screen is unwatchable.

Also look into the health warnings proffesionals are giving this.

I'd rather have better game quality than something as foolish as this.

Our current tech is NOT good enough for 3D, it's just too early!
 
 
+5 #4 Fud_u 2011-04-18 09:28
Well, I'm on of those sucker who bought it. Well worth it. I can see my face in 3D. FYI, it didn't give me a headache even after 3hrs. It doesn't exactly effect everyone.
 
 
-2 #5 TechHog 2011-04-18 13:31
@thematrix606
Yes, there's a sweet-spot. Thanks, Captain Obvious!

The only warnings I've seen have come from Nintendo, which probably just means that their lawyers are being cautious. It's no more damaging than any other form of 3D.

And there will still be good games. Only now, we get to play them with a cool 3D effect.

Then turn it off. Granted, I can tell that you fall into the "I hate 3D but I tried this anyway to prove my point that 3D sucks" group...
 
 
0 #6 thomasg 2011-04-18 18:15
I'd probably be one of the select few that got a bad reaction from the screen. OT: does anyone know how many they shipped? If they didn't ship that many, but sold most of them, it's not so bad. If they shipped a couple million and only sold 400,000, it's not so good.
 
 
+2 #7 123s 2011-04-18 18:21
Seems like it sold better than Xoom lol
 
 
+1 #8 TechHog 2011-04-18 18:34
Quoting thomasg:
I'd probably be one of the select few that got a bad reaction from the screen. OT: does anyone know how many they shipped? If they didn't ship that many, but sold most of them, it's not so bad. If they shipped a couple million and only sold 400,000, it's not so good.

Probably about a million, but keep in mind that they were trying to make sure that the supply would greatly surpass the demand. As stated in the article, however, we need to wait for the heavy-hitting games/features before we can say anything for sure. The launch doesn't mean much in the long run. The PSP had a better launch than the DS in the UK and look how that turned out. This launch was bad in comparison to the Wii and DS, however; no doubt at all there.
 
 
-1 #9 mrgerbik 2011-04-18 21:19
Quoting thematrix606:
Yet the design is so flawed, the 3D will give you a headache within 30 seconds...



lol lies - almost all reviews I've heard says this isn't so...

nVidia's 3D however...
 
 
+1 #10 thematrix606 2011-04-18 22:12
Quoting mrgerbik:
Quoting thematrix606:
Yet the design is so flawed, the 3D will give you a headache within 30 seconds...



lol lies - almost all reviews I've heard says this isn't so...

nVidia's 3D however...


I don't really care about reviews when I have the product in my hands. A guy from work brought his to the office (we're a medical company, cancer treatment in 3D) and none of the tech guys really liked it... the only cool feature people enjoyed was the 3D pictures, but then again you had to see it back on that awful screen in 3D that people just put it down, you should have seen the guy's face, he was quite disappointed :(
 

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