What's the odds of the 3DS being so hard to find at launch?

#1ao_bomberPosted 7/15/2010 3:58:18 PM
I remember the Wii was practically nonexistent at a lot of cities I've visited for the first 12-18 months with how often the stores selling them were sold out.

I can't imagine how bad the availability of the 3DS will be given how well the Wii and the DS have sold. I feel I may have to pre-order. :o
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#2teh1337gosuPosted 7/15/2010 4:03:13 PM
If it's coming out this year, and sources cite that it most likely is, then it'll be nearly impossible to find on store shelves.

Don't expect to find it without pre-ordering. There are many factors that will make te 3DS one hell of a commodity:

1. The first mainstream true 3D device without glasses.
2. The goto childs toy/gadget of holiday 2010
3. It's a Nintendo brand device
4. It's part of the DS series, which holds a lot of brand recognition.

I can go on and on, I wouldn't be surprised to see it on back order for 6 months.
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#3AlphaWhelpPosted 7/15/2010 4:18:08 PM
there are no odds. Odds signifies that there is a chance that the 3DS will not be so hard to find at launch. Even given odds of 999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999:1 that is still way too high of a chance for the 3DS to be not so hard to find at launch.
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#4teh1337gosuPosted 7/15/2010 4:22:47 PM
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What the hell does that mean?
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#5AlphaWhelpPosted 7/15/2010 4:25:30 PM

From: teh1337gosu | #004
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What the hell does that mean?


the post is still there, you can keep reading it until it makes sense.
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#6TheGreatUnownPosted 7/15/2010 4:26:23 PM
He means that it's guaranteed to be hard to find.
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#7GTRagnarokPosted 7/15/2010 4:27:56 PM
I'm gonna try to nab one or two to sell on eBay. I probably won't get one for myself until a certain "accessory" comes out.

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#8teh1337gosuPosted 7/15/2010 4:40:29 PM
the post is still there, you can keep reading it until it makes sense.

Translated:

Odds imply there's a chance that the 3DS will be not so hard to find. There are no odds, it WILL be hard to find. >_>
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#9AlphaWhelpPosted 7/15/2010 4:41:28 PM
nice job, gosu. you get a gold star sticker
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#10snowman_5Posted 7/15/2010 6:12:25 PM
lets just hope that nintendo's anticipating this and will have more than enough systems ready for launch. for example i remember when the last harry potter came out and they had 12 million copies ready on launch day. thats what nintendo should do.