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The DS will outsell the 3DS in 2011

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The decline of doom has started:

Week Ending 23rd Apr 2011

DS:     145,088

3DS:   137,244

Yearly:

DS:     3,401,511

3DS:  2,403,717

 



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ok, take a knife and cut your op in 2. You have the good part and the what? part... though you also have a decent mario argument at the end.

 

edit: oh that was actually an old thread....means I probably took the op out of context.



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This thread was pretty amusing to read through.  A lot of crow to be served.  At least as far as the launch period predictions.  We'll see how the full year fairs.

I guess it makes sense, but it is funny how the DS comparison is the same after the launch.  However the people using it are doing it to make 3DS sales look worse, rather than using it to predict higher 3DS sales.



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DS 3,785,437  
3DS 2,707,299  


Above: still the best game of the year.

Well well welll...I would like abroZ to say some words right now:

DS: 3,987,419
3DS: 2,873,311

More than one million of difference, and I don't see anything that would make the 3DS jump above it in the horizont (maybe Mario Kart). Sorry Zelda fans, but Ocarina 3D just won't save the 3DS, and to me, the mere idea is laughable. LOL!



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Well, 3DS will have an even harder time to beat the DS now, after it's pricecut.



Above: still the best game of the year.

By the end of the year they will be almost even!

No one was especting 3DS to outsell Ds in the first year!

3Ds will have the same lifespan of Ds!



Switch!!!

the price cut will certainly help the ds, but the handful of big nintendo titles for the 3DS should make things very interesting



 

Beuli2 said:
kitler53 said:
Beuli2 said:
kitler53 said:

i think you are right -- the 2 to 3 month advantage of the DS matched with every console having a slow first year (probably due to a relative lack of must-have software) will probably mean the DS outsells the 3DS this year.  highly doubtful that will happen again in 2012.

It won't happen in 2012 for SURE, unless Microsoft blows up all 3DS warehouses.

well, the 3DS could be a complete flop i suppose.  i guess it depends on if anyone still cares about 3D -- from my anectocal experience with friends people seem to have stopped caring about it in a theatrical setting at least. 

but yeah, i very highly doubt that possibility.

...and if anyone were to blow up the 3DS warehouses it would be sony. 

But Microsoft would want to destroy them because handhelds are in direct competition to the Ipad/ Iphone, therefore they are a threat to  Apple, and the one that wants to personnaly destroy Apple is Microsoft and no one else.

Microsoft isn't even the strongest or most feared competitor of Apple anymore.

 

The two companies that have a shot at Apple are Google and Amazon.

They ofter a lot of technology similar to Apple, in some cases they were on the market earlier and they are competiting strongly on prices, most of the time being cheaper and a lot more open than Apple ( gotta love when everyone is amazed that they can finally get the songs they purchase on itunes on all devices automatically thanks to ICloud. I've been able to get every e-book I purchase on Amazon on every device for free for over a year( and I don't have to pay a monthly subscription for 3G..)..

On top of that they are two very powerfull brands very well liked by customers, like Apple..

Microsoft will never compete on being more opened or on price so they have no shot at Apple.



PS3-Xbox360 gap : 1.5 millions and going up in PS3 favor !

PS3-Wii gap : 20 millions and going down !

fedfed said:
By the end of the year they will be almost even!

No one was especting 3DS to outsell Ds in the first year!

3Ds will have the same lifespan of Ds!


Nobody ?

Nintendo forecast 11 M DS and 16 M 3DS for 2012 fiscal year...

Well I guess you could always argue they don't know shit ...



PS3-Xbox360 gap : 1.5 millions and going up in PS3 favor !

PS3-Wii gap : 20 millions and going down !