What a great move by Nintendo, the price drop is working!

#1andizzle29662Posted 8/15/2011 8:24:12 PM
207,000 units sold in japan in a week, and selling good in america as well. Gonintendo had an article today saying that the 3ds was selling out in gamestops across new york. I went to my local walmart today and they were sold out. This is great news, the more units sold, the more developers will start making more games for it. The red 3ds will really push sales with star fox 3d. Im happy. What about you guys?
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#2LightHawKnightPosted 8/15/2011 8:25:37 PM
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/997614-3ds/60038847

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#3CBZ652Posted 8/15/2011 9:57:22 PM
It, plus ambassador games got me to buy, so I'd agree.
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#4Dragon lord27Posted 8/15/2011 10:23:07 PM
We will have to see for how long though.

It's a clear spike.
Far greater then I was actually expecting.
But it's most likely still going to be a spike not an influx.
If it manages to maintain this...then I will eat my words.
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#5Second_ChancesPosted 8/15/2011 10:32:12 PM
Plus, the price drop was on one of the last few days of the week.
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#6elheberPosted 8/15/2011 10:34:52 PM
It's definitely a spike. It's about 5-months-worth of people who would have bought the 3DS at 15000 yen, but couldn't until now. It should return to a steady (but likely still higher) flow soon.
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#7legendarylemurPosted 8/15/2011 10:41:56 PM
It's pretty obvious this was going to happen. They sold the 3DS for way above their maximum profit. Lower the price to where it should be and boom, high sales and money.
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#8RelevenPosted 8/15/2011 11:24:21 PM
Don't get me wrong, I'm happy for Nintendo, but I don't see 3DS being what the DS was. Casuals are using their old DS' or iPhones now.

The spike that you saw was probably from kids here, since Pokemon Scramble also came out that day. Kids, just like always, are going to make this console what it is. I think some casual adults might be interested, but there needs to be software that tells them that 3D is needed to play this on, and their eyes won't be damaged by it... yes, most casual players are that uninformed.

The good point is for players that are looking to upgrade but don't want to pay out their ass for it, so the price drop helps here. The real question is where is the next Monster Hunter going. If Nintendo can claim that, they'll get the angry teen and young adult market here too. But Sony is usually better with online so if they can lower the PSV's price by then, it should be an even market. Either way, PSP isn't going away for a while (even if 3DS is cheaper now... and has a 2 gig memory card to boot) but it also will steal alot of thunder from PSV. Angry teens can't afford a PSV, and they still have their old UMD games.

Bottom line. This is good for Nintendo, and will probably keep them on top this comming gen too, but it won't be at the same level DS was. PSV on the otherhand, will suck hard till that price comes down... which won't be soon.

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