3DS is not gonna be the hit the DS was...

#1zach12_2Posted 7/12/2011 6:25:04 PM
Lagging sales at launch imply a much smaller future install base.
As any marketing student knows, sales during the introductory stage predict the magnitude of the maximum of the product life cycle curve. Hence, things don't look good for the 3DS.

Future competition from the vita and the omnipresent smartphone market further act against it's success. Though a few popular titles are coming up, the 3DS still struggles from it's high price point and pathetic launch library.

Ultimately, I think the 3DS will be a difficult financial investment for Nintendo forthcoming.
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#2Kitt ThrustPosted 7/12/2011 6:28:39 PM
Pokemon !!

that is all...

anyway, this is no great revelation. Nobody expected the 3DS to do the numbers the DS did. It will still be successful in its own right though.
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#3m0986-8Posted 7/12/2011 6:29:09 PM
They still profit from each 3DS sold... and once the ball gets rolling there will be more supporters
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#4Marathonman101Posted 7/12/2011 6:30:18 PM
Kitt Thrust posted...
Pokemon !!

that is all...

anyway, this is no great revelation. Nobody expected the 3DS to do the numbers the DS did. It will still be successful in its own right though.


Pokemon+Mario Kart+Dragon Quest= $$$$$$
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#5oOo_SOX_oOoPosted 7/12/2011 6:32:39 PM
U realize the 3DS sold better than the DS did at launch. Its sales are lagging because the expectations were so incredibily high....
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#6zach12_2(Topic Creator)Posted 7/12/2011 6:36:49 PM
One could argue that Nintendo thought it would be as successful as the DS. You know, as of April Nintendo has sold about 3.6 Million 3DS worldwide, compare that with the 4 Million it was estimating. That's 400,000 units just tied up in inventory. They've got an additional investment of $40400000 in unsold inventory.. That's $100,000,000 in sales they predicted that have yet to be realized. That's quite a large discrepancy.
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#7zeldas_loverPosted 7/12/2011 6:39:37 PM
DS had a slow start too, and it became probably the most successful handheld ever, I think the 3DS will be fine.
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#8GM_Posted 7/12/2011 6:45:24 PM
The 3DS has only been out a few months and it's sold quite well in fact and pushed more units than the original DS did at launch. Once 1st party games start rolling out on a regular basis and more 3rd party games start being announced you will see big sales boosts.

Did anyone actually expect it to sell like 10 million units already? This isn't an iPhone where a cult buys anything on a whim.
#9Zonte IIPosted 7/12/2011 7:02:00 PM
Look at this kid. He took one marketing class and thinks he's a pro.

Unfortunately, you're completely wrong.
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#10VampiricDragon_Posted 7/12/2011 7:04:15 PM
lol this is funny
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