3DS sales 50% down in Japan

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  1. prowler
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    |System | This WeekÂÂ| Last WeekÂÂ| Last YearÂÂ|ÂÂÂÂ YTDÂÂÂÂ|ÂÂLast YTDÂÂ|ÂÂÂÂ LTDÂÂÂÂ |
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    | PSP # |ÂÂÂÂ 36.666 |ÂÂÂÂ 26.868 |ÂÂÂÂ 49.380 |ÂÂ1.247.814 |ÂÂ1.234.033 |ÂÂ17.898.026 |
    |ÂÂPS3ÂÂ|ÂÂÂÂ 20.704 |ÂÂÂÂ 23.343 |ÂÂÂÂ 45.224 |ÂÂÂÂ717.299 |ÂÂÂÂ858.787 |ÂÂ 6.804.789 |
    |ÂÂWIIÂÂ|ÂÂÂÂ 18.232 |ÂÂÂÂ 17.114 |ÂÂÂÂ 20.038 |ÂÂÂÂ390.367 |ÂÂÂÂ906.918 |ÂÂ11.670.002 |
    |ÂÂ3DSÂÂ|ÂÂÂÂ 16.415 |ÂÂÂÂ 31.826 |ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ0 |ÂÂ1.306.156 |ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ0 |ÂÂ 1.306.156 |
    | NDS # |ÂÂÂÂ 10.030 |ÂÂÂÂ 10.334 |ÂÂÂÂ 45.128 |ÂÂÂÂ535.263 |ÂÂ1.371.159 |ÂÂ32.685.963 |
    |ÂÂ360ÂÂ|ÂÂÂÂÂÂ1.616 |ÂÂÂÂÂÂ1.546 |ÂÂÂÂÂÂ6.929 |ÂÂÂÂ 71.315 |ÂÂÂÂ130.578 |ÂÂ 1.491.812 |
    |ÂÂPS2ÂÂ|ÂÂÂÂÂÂ1.594 |ÂÂÂÂÂÂ1.475 |ÂÂÂÂÂÂ1.444 |ÂÂÂÂ 46.763 |ÂÂÂÂ 51.356 |ÂÂ21.742.855 |
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    |ÂÂALLÂÂ|ÂÂÂÂ105.257 |ÂÂÂÂ112.506 |ÂÂÂÂ168.143 |ÂÂ4.314.977 |ÂÂ4.552.831 |ÂÂ93.599.603 |
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    | DSiLL |ÂÂÂÂÂÂ5.267 |ÂÂÂÂÂÂ5.258 |ÂÂÂÂ 23.120 |ÂÂÂÂ275.397 |ÂÂÂÂ730.225 |ÂÂ 2.222.980 |
    |ÂÂDSiÂÂ|ÂÂÂÂÂÂ4.625 |ÂÂÂÂÂÂ4.921 |ÂÂÂÂ 17.950 |ÂÂÂÂ240.368 |ÂÂÂÂ505.209 |ÂÂ 5.784.092 |
    |ÂÂDSLÂÂ|ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ138 |ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ155 |ÂÂÂÂÂÂ4.058 |ÂÂÂÂ 19.498 |ÂÂÂÂ135.725 |ÂÂ18.093.420 |
    | PSPGo |ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ7 |ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ 14 |ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ777 |ÂÂÂÂ 15.431 |ÂÂÂÂ 41.571 |ÂÂÂÂ 175.855 |
    |ÂÂPSPÂÂ|ÂÂÂÂ 36.659 |ÂÂÂÂ 26.854 |ÂÂÂÂ 48.603 |ÂÂ1.232.383 |ÂÂ1.192.462 |ÂÂ17.722.171 |
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    Go those 7 people who bought the PSP Go!
    And yes, we all know it's because of the price cut.
     
  2. Minox

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    It's to be expected really. Most people are likely holding out for the new announced lower price that comes into play in 8 days.
     
  3. Midna

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    >Current price is $250
    >Price is about to drop by $80
    >People are waiting for the price drop
    >This is somehow newsworthy
     
  4. Slyakin

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    Those 7 people are my heroes. I want to shake their hands and offer to play God Eater Burst with them and-

    *ahem*

    Of course, after the price drop, it'll go up.
     
  5. prowler
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    At least it's not something about Facebook, etc. [​IMG]
     
  6. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

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    BREAKING NEWS:

    7 people in Japan bought a PSP Go! 3 of them posted on their walls about it!
     
  7. koimayeul

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    eh normal they wait for the price to drop
     
  8. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

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    It's because of the price drop. Why buy it for (insert amount of yen here) when they could buy it for (insert discounted amount of yen here).
     
  9. DeadLocked

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    How many parents research into that amount of specific detail the 3DS as to find out it will be dropping in price soon before buying for their kids?
     
  10. Slyakin

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    Well, Japan is pretty smart. [​IMG]
     
  11. Hadrian

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    Some with more money than sense may still buy it so they can have GBA games before others or maybe a few will buy it for the purpose to resell at a higher price selling to people with even more money and even less sense for those who want those games at a later point.

    Others will already own a PSP and emulate GBA until they can buy the games for 3DS.

    I never realised the PSP sold more than the Wii in Japan in lifetime sales.
     
  12. _Chaz_

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    lol@7 people who bought PSPGo.

    These sales will go up quite a bit with the price drop, at least 6 people I know are waiting.
     
  13. rt141

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    First: In Japan this price drop probably reached everyonce since gaming industry is more important in there
    Second: Not only parents are buying a 3DS for their kids, it's not a children toy you know? It's a next gen portable console =.=
     
  14. DiscostewSM

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    Avoiding the attempt you were trying to make here, kids these days are getting pretty techy-literate at earlier ages. I was surprised this past year when I saw my 3 yo nephew using an Android phone like a pro.
     
  15. shakirmoledina

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    if they gave away 3 3ds games, then maybe ppl would have bought it now
     
  16. SamAsh07

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    7 Peeps bought PSP Go!! Now that's something even greater than the 50% drop!! LOL!

    No wonder 7 is considered a lucky number [​IMG]

    About 3DS, I expected people to go haywire with those 20 FREE games announcement, well I guess if it was actual retail 3DS games of your choice (3 that is, not 20) then the story would've been different [​IMG]
     
  17. CyborGamer

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    When you can see adults playing Dragon Quest VI on their DSi in the subway, you just know those Japanese are much more knowledgeable about games. [​IMG]