Shouldn't this announcement drive customers AWAY from buying one?

#1TNF4LifePosted 8/1/2011 11:28:32 AM(edited)
They said if it doesn't sell well after the holiday season is over, they will no longer produce the 3DS.

Well, that's going to drive customers away right?

I mean, why am I going to buy a 3DS when its life is in jeopardy? A smart consumer would just wait after the holiday season to see if Nintendo will continue supporting it or not. If I buy it now or during the holiday season there's a huge chance I will waste money on it if it ends up bombing. It's a big risk actually.

I'm not trying to troll or anything. But I'd like to know how this announcement is supposed to convince people to buy the 3DS when in my opinion it sounds like a bad idea and might drive them away from buying one. It's like HD-DVD all over again but with gaming.





Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/library/events/110729/index.html



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#2Mariofan15Posted 8/1/2011 11:23:15 AM
No. That'll convince them to buy one. It's a marketing strategy.
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#3nintendoggerPosted 8/1/2011 11:23:28 AM
They said that?

They also said that if Skyward Sword isn't the best Zelda, they're done with Zelda. - quote the Nintendo roundtable on the Nintendo Channel.
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#4TNF4Life(Topic Creator)Posted 8/1/2011 11:23:39 AM
Mariofan15 posted...
No. That'll convince them to buy one. It's a marketing strategy.

Explain how they're going to do that.

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#5MrFwibblesPosted 8/1/2011 11:23:55 AM
Source?
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#6AstralFearPosted 8/1/2011 11:24:05 AM
Where did they say this?
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#7Mariofan15Posted 8/1/2011 11:25:37 AM
TNF4Life posted...
Mariofan15 posted...
No. That'll convince them to buy one. It's a marketing strategy.

Explain how they're going to do that.


Read what the TC said >_>. If they tell people that they wont produce anymore 3DS after the holiday season,people will more likely buy one during the holiday season because of the games that are coming out.
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#8EoinPosted 8/1/2011 11:25:50 AM
AstralFear posted...
Where did they say this?

They didn't. Not only did they not say it, but no site even incorrectly reported that they said it. It's pure made-up nonsense.
#9trizznillaPosted 8/1/2011 11:47:24 AM
The reading comprehension stat for the TC has a -10 modifier.
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#10pnututPosted 8/1/2011 12:01:41 PM
TC...that is not what they are saying at all. I read through the letter from the link you provided. In general, all they are discussing are the measures they took to help restore, and boost, anticipated/estimated sales by years end, and some smaller detail about restoring customer trust (or you could read that as loyalty).
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