Nintendo: “The 3DS Is Here To Stay”

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31 thoughts on “Nintendo: “The 3DS Is Here To Stay”

    Can't Be Fucking Bothered

    (October 29, 2017 - 11:41 am)

    The vita wasn't advertised and didn't have any games worth much of a shit.

    Piky Gamer

    (October 29, 2017 - 11:41 am)

    One answer: Pokemón

    william crow

    (October 29, 2017 - 11:41 am)

    people have an emotional connection to handheld nintendo consoles. millions of people have fond memories of nintendo gameboys when they were kids


    (October 29, 2017 - 11:41 am)

    Woo the 3ds will live

    auatin zamora

    (October 29, 2017 - 11:41 am)

    I bought it so I could try games I never got to play when they were originally released(mainly Majoras mask). And I also got curious why people love legend of Zelda, Animal crossing, Pokemon etc on this handheld console. I tried the vita but then I got bored of it and there weren't any more games that peaked my interest that were coming soon after. Even though I just bought it and Its still fresh to me I don't see me selling this console especially with what it has to offer with old titles and new.


    (October 29, 2017 - 11:41 am)

    At first I was going to say "Why is this so baffling? Gaming devices have always depended on the games. Always have, always will".

    But then you go with the Wii U counter argument, which I guess is fair. My guess comes down to a difference in demographics and perceptions.

    When it comes to home console gaming, people demand visual spectacle, something that handhelds (and mobile, for that matter) don't get. At least at the same level. And I mean "Hollywood like" spectacle, which implies realism. Something that Nintendo as a company has never truly embraced. Even their best looking games tend to rely on highly stylized art styles, if not downright "childish" styles. And those are art styles that home console players don't care for at best, and don't want to touch with a 10 mile stick at worst. The fact that they've been using underpowered hardware in the last two generations made this even worse.

    Rob Mitchell

    (October 29, 2017 - 11:41 am)

    You've done a review of the Vita, why haven't you done a review of the 3DS?


    (October 29, 2017 - 11:41 am)

    I beat GTA San Andreas on Mobile with touchscreen controls somehow, once I started using a gamepad on my mobile device, I never went back lol.

    Rango MyDango

    (October 29, 2017 - 11:41 am)

    all im ganna say is agreed, because you took the words right out of my mouth


    (October 29, 2017 - 11:41 am)

    You forgot to factor in Japan.
    Nintendo can survive on Japan alone.
    The world market is just an extra boost for them.

    Nintelligent Podcast

    (October 29, 2017 - 11:41 am)

    3DS has great 3rd party support and great 1st party. The Wii U is ignored by a lot of 3rd party, thus the difference in sales.


    (October 29, 2017 - 11:41 am)

    it makes me happy to see the 3ds doing well its a shame the psvita didn't do so well


    (October 29, 2017 - 11:41 am)

    Great 1st party games and an iron grip on 3rd party exclusives, has always been the case since the Gameboy imho. On top of that, you have the clam shell design which is very functional and physical buttons along with a touchscreen (albeit being non-capacitive). I think it's just great because you simply just pick up and play; just pop a game in and you're good to go. The games are the main attraction. They provide an experience that you can't find in any other platform. Imagine Super Mario 3D World, in terms of content, on the 3ds; it would just be too much. Super Mario 3D Land I think provides the right amount of content for a handheld game. It all just boils down to the fact that I just want to pick up and play whatever I want for however long I want, whether it be a solid hour or maybe a quick fix during break or lunch. Imagine if the NX can marry this with the functionality of a smartphone. It would be most epic!

    Living Sandwich

    (October 29, 2017 - 11:41 am)

    First party games saved the 3ds I agree the reason I'm not getting the new 3ds is the exclusives currently there is only one xenoblade chronicles that's not enough at all

    Blaque Link

    (October 29, 2017 - 11:41 am)

    The 3ds doesn't have thumbsticks, nor does it has analogs, it has the 2nd lowest common denominator circle pads.The ads "C stick" is the lowest common denominator.

    Demonic Akumi

    (October 29, 2017 - 11:41 am)

    3 reasons why the 3DS works.
    1. Controls
    2. Games.
    3. It's Nintendo

    3 Reasons why Wii U isn't doing well.
    1. The name.
    2. The power.
    3. It's Nintendo (usual console gamers usually think Nintendo is childish)

    Alex Parker

    (October 29, 2017 - 11:41 am)

    I bought a 3ds mainly for kingdom hearts 3d. I had a grand total of 3 games for it, when I forgot it in a suit case for a year. Then fire emblem fates got announced and I had to track it down and buy a bigger sd card for it. Maybe now that I can actually download something on it I'll play it more, but god is that 2GB sd card it comes with teeny tiny.

    starfish wonder

    (October 29, 2017 - 11:41 am)

    I'm going to help and increase those sales. I am a teenager, and there are no jobs I could get where I live. So the only way I could get money is on Christmas, and my birthday. I only get about $60. But now that the 2ds's price was cut at Gamestop from $71.96 to $54.95! I'm gonna finnaly get a 3ds system after 6 years of going to stores, and staring at them! I'm so excited! 😀


    (October 29, 2017 - 11:41 am)

    I already have a few, but I keep buying more


    (October 29, 2017 - 11:41 am)

    I'm confuz now


    (October 29, 2017 - 11:41 am)

    vita has amazing first party w

    Cheeky Cxnt

    (October 29, 2017 - 11:41 am)

    A ton of remade N64 games, Pokemon, Animal Crossing, Monster Hunter, and new Zelda and Mario games. In my honest opinion the 3ds is floating on exclusives and nostalgia. The psp was never as popular as the gameboy or DS and it never had that great of games, that's why it flunked and 3ds is dominating

    Joey Greathouse

    (October 29, 2017 - 11:41 am)

    It's almost as if people don't realize that Nintendo is going to continue to support the 3DS and Wii U THROUGH the NX, just like their new mobile games (which will run best on the NX, obviously)

    Add AMD crossfire tech and you have a 900p mobile capable of becoming 1080p or 4K based on number of GPUs added

    Nintendo: because experience


    (October 29, 2017 - 11:41 am)

    The cheap price and games compared to the iPhone s9 with iOS 10.

    Steven Timothy Torres

    (October 29, 2017 - 11:41 am)

    5:45 Hey Rich, I think the 3DS is what it is because of kids. It's a fun little device that has bright and colorful games where as the PS Vita didn't have that even so Nintendo nowadays as of Feb 2016 is known to have that family friendly appeal. Hell I was 12 back 2011 when the 3DS came out and I was begging to get one of those bad boys. That's just my theory.


    (October 29, 2017 - 11:41 am)

    You're wrong. Vita has it's own share of problems. 1. Like you said, Sony doesn't care about it much in comparison to the PS4, why should we?
    2. Expensive memory card
    3. Not many big name exclusives to series people have already proven to care for like pokemon.

    Mikle Allard

    (October 29, 2017 - 11:41 am)

    (This coming from a Nintendo fan.) The only reason I believe Nintendo 3DS is selling so well is either because of the brand name is just so well known or there was a lot of advertising. I compare the 3DS to Beats headphones. You know the headsets suck and have very low quality but they sell so well that it's insane. Why? because they do advertising well! The combination of exclusive games (That are also well known) and great advertising. That is Nintendo's key to success.

    Andrés Legorreta

    (October 29, 2017 - 11:41 am)

    So by your logic, the wii U should be on top as well. The years of advantage make little impact, since, like you said, it still sells competitively even with it's age.


    (October 29, 2017 - 11:41 am)

    Rich the Vita is dying because of those overpriced memory cards, not because there isn't a market for it. You tell me you're comfortable buying a 64 proprietary memory card for $90+.

    Justin Brantley

    (October 29, 2017 - 11:41 am)

    It's also the fact that the games for the 3DS are games with story modes and they feel more like actual games. Mobile games are stuff like flappy bird that is just a simple game thats like 2 bucks, they have no story. The games for phones are cheap, and they feel cheap. I love indies as much as the next guy, but there aren't that many games with long ass story modes like Fire Emblem and Zelda, because if you were to try to charge 20 bucks for a mobile game, we would say it's rediculous.


    (October 29, 2017 - 11:41 am)

    3DS has some dank ass games

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