Why do you think not releasing it this christmas will hurt its sales...at all?

#11Teen Girl SquadPosted 7/21/2010 9:14:52 PM
Look at the lines and sales for the iPhone 4 in July (traditionally one of, if not the slowest sales month of the year) and just watch how many people get SC2. If theres a demand, the time of year will have minimal effect on sales.
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#12robinhoekPosted 7/22/2010 12:32:51 AM

From: Teen Girl Squad | #011
Look at the lines and sales for the iPhone 4 in July (traditionally one of, if not the slowest sales month of the year) and just watch how many people get SC2. If theres a demand, the time of year will have minimal effect on sales.


If there is demand a product will sell for sure. But some products do better near a time where people are more inclined to give gifts and buy more things for their children. iPhone probably isn't a hot seller to an 8 year old for instance. It is also a product sold to a person who can probably afford to buy it anytime of the year and doesn't have to rely on their parents for gifts. Had the 3DS come out when I was 8 during March I would have had to wait for Christmas (my birthday being in January). The TC said that everyone who really wants them will buy them no matter what month but that simply isn't true.
#13MexicanGamerPosted 7/22/2010 5:36:55 AM
It'll sell well without Xmas. But The problem is when people who really want one can't find one because little Madison wants to play Imagine Babysitter,dancer, vet, superhero, stripper, petz zoo etc thinking it'll be 3D.
#14StepmaniarunnerPosted 7/23/2010 8:41:32 PM
There will be shortages if they sell it at Christmas. The only difference is that if they sell it in the spring, people won't be disappointed they didn't get one just because they didn't get up at four in the morning to be the last one to get one.
#15JetPilotPosted 7/23/2010 9:09:20 PM
Releasing any platform during the Christmas shopping season...when the vast majority of people spend lots of money on things like video games...will give the platform a huge install base over a relatively short period of time (not to mention, bring in the biggest profits for Nintendo rather quickly).

Sure, the Nintendo faithful will purchase the system on day 1 whenever it is released. However you're not going to have grandma running out to purchase little Billy the 3DS for a gift it it releases in March. If they release it after Christmas they are essentially forfeiting a year's worth of Christmas sales. That makes no sense if Nintendo's goal is to get this thing in as many people's homes as quickly as possible (which is any console manufacturer's goal).
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