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Originally Posted by MacA View Post
Two possible reasons:

-Low sales (the 3DS is not doing that good right?)
-Nintendo wants to compete with the PS Vita which is $250 for much, much better hardware

Still, that's some massive drop, like the article says... Good news for us customers!
Yeah, it was number 1. They had much lower sales than expected. They thought they wouldn't be able to keep up with demand, instead they just sat on store shelves.

Seriously though they were smoking crack if they thought people were going to gobble up a $250 DS with 3d.
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post #72 of 87
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Seriously though they were smoking crack if they thought people were going to gobble up a $250 DS with 3d.
I'm assuming that's hyperbole, but just in case: It's a full fledged successor to the DS, not just a DS with 3D. 3D aside, it's more powerful than the PSP and will eventually be a worthwhile upgrade from the DS.

Anyway, If it had games then people probably would have bought it, though it was still overpriced and marketed terribly. Nintendo botched the launch.
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Super Mario 64? Mario kart 64? Donkey kong 64?
As said, good games.
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post #74 of 87
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As said, good games.
I guess you didn't like to press Z or R twice...
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Originally Posted by VulcanDragon View Post
? Blu-Ray is the standard for HD discs. It is no longer struggling to establish that claim. Now it certainly competes with other delivery channels, specifically DVDs (which are SD, obviously) and streaming (no discs).


So, so wrong. If you think DVD-to-Blu-Ray even approaches the visual jump we got from VHS-to-DVD, you're either so young that you never experienced the VHS era, or you're willfully forgetting that era. VHS was fugly, there's just no other way to put it.

I think you're wrong man, the numbers actually back me up. Certainly on smaller Tv's it's not nearly as noticeable but on a really large tv it's like night and day. Maybe you're sitting too far away.
Edited by Itglows - 7/30/11 at 9:28pm
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post #76 of 87
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3D is just a gimmick. Pretty soon people are going to realize it's a waste of money; just like Blu-Ray is struggling to become the standard - remember all that hype about HD-DVD & Blu-Ray?.
3D with glasses felt like a gimmick to me, but the 3DS doesn't quite feel that way, it looks pretty good even in 3D. The only downside for me is having to hold it at a specific spot due to the small viewing angle for the 3D.

And for those that it gives headaches, they can just turn off the 3D, it's not like it's required to play, it still makes a good DS, I got $40 for my old original DS and I can use my 3DS to play my 12 DS games still. Also, the online store is nice.
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Mario Kart 7 (as it's being called) is coming out this holiday season. With the 3DS's new price drop and that game coming soon, I'm sure Nintendo will sell gangbusters this holiday season.
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They aren't perfect now. But give it time. I play a few on my phone from time to time. But I plan on AC power being available before I do.
What you talking about GBA on iPhone 4 is amazing. It's even better on my iPad.
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post #79 of 87
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I think you're wrong man, the numbers actually back me up. Certainly on smaller Tv's it's not nearly as noticeable but on a really large tv it's like night and day. Maybe you're sitting too far away.
What "numbers" are you talking about? The pixels? If that's how you're trying to judge the tech gap, that's insufficient. VHS was just abysmal...you could always, always see the lines. And the pixels were always fuzzy. Granted we didn't really complain back then, since a) it was all that we knew, and b) TVs were analog CRTs with fuzzy "pixels" to begin with. But anyone with any memory at all would have to agree that the VHS-to-DVD jump was a much bigger leap than DVD-to-Blu Ray. Perhaps not mathematically, that I don't know...but definitely perceptionally, because where we started from was so bad.

And I'm sitting about five feet away from a 52" inch. That's pretty much the right distance for a TV that size.
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Mario Kart 7 (as it's being called) is coming out this holiday season. With the 3DS's new price drop and that game coming soon, I'm sure Nintendo will sell gangbusters this holiday season.
dont forget super mario land 3ds in november the one reason im gonna get a 3ds.
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