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A sign the DS is going the way of the PS2 and GC this year?

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I was at Gamestop today and noticed a few boxes on the counter. They were selling PS2, DS, GC, and GBA games for super low prices in Dvd sleeves. Gamestop is discontinuing used DS games? Is that a sign that this will be the last year the DS is on the market?



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spurgeonryan said:

I was at Gamestop today and noticed a few boxes on the counter. They were selling PS2, DS, GC, and GBA games for super low prices in Dvd sleeves. Gamestop is discontinuing used DS games? Is that a sign that this will be the last year the DS is on the market?


Woah, your gamestop has old GCN games?

Mine got rid of all theirs or something.



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Well, the NPD thread says DS did 100k and pretty much flat last month. So I kinda doubt it's being discontinued.



 

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I would assume that as well. But as soon as they through the PS2 games in those crappy cardboard boxes the PS2 was done six months later. GC used system was done as well when it happened.

Just saying it is strange on Gamestops part to start doing this. There were a lot too.



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I REALLY need to find an old game store where they still have some GC games in the warehouse or something.



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I'd say yes. Early 2014 at the latest. Remember, the decision to discontinue the system isn't 100% up to Nintendo. Retailers can decide whether they wish to carry the system or not. And given that after the holidays there are going to be 6 home consoles and 4 handhelds to stock on shelves, most stores are going to stop selling current gen systems to make room for the next gen ones. Some of the first to go are going to be the PSP and the DS, as their successors have been out the longest. Next year, I imagine the Wii will be the next one to go. The 360 and the PS3 should have 2-3 years left on US shelves.



Does the DS sell good in emerging markets? IE is this the death in America, or the death in the world?



JoeTheBro said:
Does the DS sell good in emerging markets? IE is this the death in America, or the death in the world?


I can only speak for Brazil.  DS never sold much around here , PSP is the clear winner in sales.



JoeTheBro said:
Does the DS sell good in emerging markets? IE is this the death in America, or the death in the world?

According to Nintendo's shipment data for the previous quarter, the DS shipped less than 10K in Japan (it actually has only shipped 10K in the last 9 months), 1.14M in the Americas, and only 30K in EU + the rest of the world.  So, if the DS dies in the US, then expect it to die in the rest of the world shortly thereafter.



thismeintiel said:
JoeTheBro said:
Does the DS sell good in emerging markets? IE is this the death in America, or the death in the world?

According to Nintendo's shipment data for the previous quarter, the DS shipped less than 10K in Japan (it actually has only shipped 10K in the last 9 months), 1.14M in the Americas, and only 30K in EU + the rest of the world.  So, if the DS dies in the US, then expect it to die in the rest of the world shortly thereafter.

The 3DS completely killed the DS in Europe and Japan. The America's just need to catch up with the times.



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