Nintendo reveals first shippment number for 3DS

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Salnax said:

And to think they delayed the launch partially to make more hardware.

They delayed the launch to build hype, and develop a consistent and effective marketing strategy, while also giving devs more time to finish their games.

Building more hardware was only an excuse and, if it wasn't, now they're clearly ready for a consistent year of buyer demand.

“When we make some new announcement and if there is no positive initial reaction from the market, I try to think of it as a good sign because that can be interpreted as people reacting to something groundbreaking. ...if the employees were always minding themselves to do whatever the market is requiring at any moment, and if they were always focusing on something we can sell right now for the short term, it would be very limiting. We are trying to think outside the box.” - Satoru Iwata - This is why corporate multinationals will never truly understand, or risk doing, what Nintendo does.

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It's exactly like Pachter said.

The 3D screens are difficult to produce, at least while there still isn't many factories and a demand driving them. I doubt Nintendo can produce more than 1m or so 3DS per month.

So yes, it will be sold out for quite some time. Probably two years or so. Be prepared to pre-order or to pay $1000 on e-bay...






Looks like they're covering all their bases and being extremely conservative in making sure there are shortages.

Shame on you Nintendo. You're dooming the 3DS

Must pre order!


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1.5 mil first month japan... that's alot folks :/


1,5 million first month (5 weeks) in Japan is not enough, Nintendo knows this. From february 26 till march 31, 3DS would need to sell 300k every week to reach that number. I say a 1 million launch week isn't out of the question for Japan. These launch systems will sell out in the first two weeks, That leaves Japan with 3 weeks without 3DS on the shelves.

Think for yourself, question authority

My god they are creating shortages on purpose!11!! just like the Wiii!!!


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morenoingrato said:

Shame on you Nintendo. You're dooming the 3DS

I think the only way they could doom the 3DS, is if they coated each one in ebola, and even then, tens of millions would die before its doom was complete

Where can I pre-order this so I can sell it for extremely over priced on eBay?