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"...like how the Wii U was abandoned even though it was "technically" still being sold"
What? VGChartz still did track the Wii U after Nintendo stopped the production FOR MONTHS. The point where they stopped tracking it was when the Switch launched.

"Physical carts are being halted outside of Japan early next year..."
That's something that I don't understand. Sony is still selling PS Vita retail Software in the west but VGChartz has stopped tracking them. I would really appreciate it if the people who are behind the sales could explain this to me.

Last edited by Dr.Vita - on 02 June 2018

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Medisti said:
CrazyGamer2017 said:

I'd say same as the 3DS, well for different reasons obviously. The Vita is not selling anymore and the 3DS is going to be replaced full time by the Switch or at least I suspect that much. I don't see much future in the 3DS because of the Switch I mean.

So will we have soon a chart that has neither 3DS nor Vita? Maybe, in the meantime it does not hurt to have them both there right?

38k vs 3k is a huge margin.

Yeah and where do you see me saying otherwise? 3K, 38K or even 300K doesn't change the fact that the Switch does all that the 3DS does but better so why would Nintendo even come up with the Switch if they don't mean for it to replace the 3DS at some point?



Presumably when they discontinue production of the hardware. Which at the moment, they haven't.



After it passes the 3DS. As long as it keeps selling ~2k a week then it will happen eventually. It's inevitable! It's just got to keep selling like that for another 539 years after the 3DS is discontinued, easy stuff!

Last edited by Ka-pi96 - on 03 June 2018

CrazyGamer2017 said:
Medisti said:

38k vs 3k is a huge margin.

Yeah and where do you see me saying otherwise? 3K, 38K or even 300K doesn't change the fact that the Switch does all that the 3DS does but better so why would Nintendo even come up with the Switch if they don't mean for it to replace the 3DS at some point?

It doesn't work as a Pokemon console better.

3DS has access to literally every single generation of Pokemon games (remakes only for gen 3), while Switch has... Pokemon Quest and that's it



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2018 will likely be it's last year with western sales being tracked and 2019 will likely be the year it's stopped being tracked altogether.



Ka-pi96 said:
CrazyGamer2017 said:

Yeah and where do you see me saying otherwise? 3K, 38K or even 300K doesn't change the fact that the Switch does all that the 3DS does but better so why would Nintendo even come up with the Switch if they don't mean for it to replace the 3DS at some point?

It doesn't work as a Pokemon console better.

3DS has access to literally every single generation of Pokemon games (remakes only for gen 3), while Switch has... Pokemon Quest and that's it

Only because Nintendo is not adding those games to the Switch. They can add them anytime they want, I mean there is no technical reason to prevent this, right?

I'm only speculating of course but I wouldn't count on the 3DS to have a successor or rather I should say it does have one and that is the Switch.

Or do you guys think Nintendo plans to keep both systems going in parallel beyond a certain point in time? Furthermore do you think Nintendo plans to add a successor to the 3DS that is not the Switch as in a non hybrid dedicated portable system?



Barkley said:
If a console hasn't be discontinued, there's no reason to stop tracking, and if it hasn't been replaced there's no reason to remove it from the front page either.

Sony may not replace it at all, given its failure and how well the PS4 has done. They may put all their eggs in the home console basket. So, by this logic, the Vita must remain on the homepage until the end of time, if it is never replaced?



Medisti said:
Barkley said:
If a console hasn't be discontinued, there's no reason to stop tracking, and if it hasn't been replaced there's no reason to remove it from the front page either.

Sony may not replace it at all, given its failure and how well the PS4 has done. They may put all their eggs in the home console basket. So, by this logic, the Vita must remain on the homepage until the end of time, if it is never replaced?

I meant it should still be tracked until it's discontinued, and it should stay on the front page till either it's discontinued or it's replaced.



Whenever it officially ends production worldwide