What if it's just people don't have money to buy 3DS?

#1TinyTankXPosted 7/15/2011 5:27:37 PM
You know how the economy is right now... right now on my Military Post (The PX for those who might know) The shelf is full of 3DS packages.. all the games are fully in stock. However, the recently put DS Lite (they have blue left) there's only like 3 left, and I remember when they had the full stock put. Also, the DSi is selling much more well.

Hell, I haven't seen any children with a 3DS at the mall, a wal-mart, hospital.. I have seen them with the other DS models though. Maybe people don't have money and prefer the cheaper handheld? I really hope this is just in my area though, the 3DS is powerful and pretty cool.
#2CHOVI3Posted 7/15/2011 5:31:07 PM
Well I consider the cheaper's better... yes we might like fancy graphics and that kind of stuff... but in the end, games are usually harder to develope for cheap consoles, so I guess this might not make sense to some people, but I believe a bigger amount of great games comes out for cheaper consoles... i know technology's evolving, so this won't eventually happen, but it happened with DS and PSP, and I don't mean first party DS titles only.
#3Kitt ThrustPosted 7/15/2011 6:06:05 PM(edited)
There's no denying price is an issue,

I believe Nintendo will do an unofficial ' relaunch ' of the system this holiday season possibly with a slight price drop from $249.99 to $229.99. Sure $20 doesn't seem like much of a price cut, but Moms and Dads will surely take notice when in this economy even a $5 difference means something.. it will also help it against the Vita. Also expect great bundles and possibly another color choice or limited edition model.

Nintendo also really need to find a way other than the " Wow !! 3D with no glasses " angle they've been using to sell the system. Games are going to be key to it's success followed by showing the leap it's made compared to the DS. Many people still don't realize it's a next gen handheld.

They should do an all out marketing blitz for their big games this holiday season and really focus on showing actual gameplay rather than someone sitting around holding a 3DS while characters pop out of the screen in their TV commercials. I've convinced a few people to get a 3DS just by showing them the 3D videos from E3. People saw the Mario, Luigi's Mansion and Resident Evil videos and were really impressed.

The 3DS is a great system. I love it.. it's probably my favorite system since the PS2. It's got great potential but certainly needs a push.
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#4GM_Posted 7/15/2011 6:03:39 PM
The price was okay with me considering it's going to be used just as much as any home console in my possession. Honestly, technology has never been a cheap hobby to get into and this is no different. I'm sure people that paid $500 for a VCR 20-30 years ago regret their purchase now but at the time they enjoyed it.

If it's too much for you then just save up money until you have enough. The usage of "poor economy" has gone on long enough imo and it isn't nearly as bad as it was a few years ago. Not to mention gas prices have dropped significantly in the past year. I was paying $4.50 to nearly $5 a gallon for my premium and now it's $3.41 for me.
#5RandomHeroPosted 7/15/2011 10:19:12 PM
the price point is an obvious factor, but Nintendo's is a fine situation. by the time Vita launches the 3DS will be $50 cheaper and have a more established library
#6Kitt ThrustPosted 7/16/2011 4:58:47 AM

From: RandomHero | #005
by the time Vita launches the 3DS will be $50 cheaper

I really don't see them doing a $50 price cut that soon, as I said probably a $20 cut.
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#7seanskatePosted 7/16/2011 5:57:35 AM
Kitt Thrust posted...
From: RandomHero | #005
by the time Vita launches the 3DS will be $50 cheaper
I really don't see them doing a $50 price cut that soon, as I said probably a $20 cut.

The market for portable videogame devices is rapidly shrinking with smartphones being able to provide on demand entertainment everywhere.

I se nintendo cutting of morw than 20, especially since moste stores here are already doing for for them (europe)

launch was 249, you can get them for 222 now..
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#8SimpletonArrayPosted 7/16/2011 6:09:08 AM
A 50 dollar price cut by Holiday season is unlikely. Like Kitt said, probably 229.99 or somewhere around.

Most likely though they will just have bundles with decent deals. i.e Fighting Game Bundle SSF4. DoA. BlazBlue. Who wouldn't buy that? ;P
#9alacer807Posted 7/16/2011 6:46:58 AM
Err - it's also worth noting that the 3DS has only been out for 5 months, compared to the years the DS has been out. It's had much more time to sell, so of course there'll be more of them.
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#10SUPERM3TROIDPosted 7/16/2011 7:58:43 AM
The 3ds is also having to compete with the DS which is quite a bit cheaper and outselling the 3ds almost 2:1.