Price Drop: Life Support or New Lease on life?

#21LHS_2012Posted 7/29/2011 12:31:23 AM
DarkKamonG posted...
*sigh*

4.3m in 5 months isn't a failure. It's less than what the DS achieved over a holiday period, but more than what the PSP achieved, which was also on a holiday period (albeit, only available in japan for the first 3-4 months). As far as cuts go, PS1 had a $100 cut after 7 months.

The 3DS is now priced the same as the DSi in japan, which is less than the PSP, the system it's been fighting with for first place (winning the last 2 weeks in a row, despite no new releases last week). It will without a doubt start selling there, and I don't think we'll see the PSP overtaking it in weekly sales again unless Sony slash the PSP price or a major game (FFT0) is released (Could lose to PSP for the next 2 weeks though).

Here are some games releasing this year:

Beyond the Labyrinth
Dragon Quest: Rocket Slime
Kid Icarus
New LovePlus
Mario Kart 7
Rune Factory 4
Senran Kagura
Super Mario 3D Land
Theatrythm Final Fantasy

Cutting the price now makes the system much more attractive, and will greatly increase the sales of all games released after the price cut. They didn't need to cut it; they chose to cut it, to maximise market penetration. They could easily have 10m worldwide by the end of the year.


This is a reasonable, well thought out post. So you're automatically wrong.
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