4 million Nintendo 3DS units will be shipped before March 31st

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  1. soulx
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    Satoru Iwata has confirmed that only four million Nintendo 3DS systems worldwide will be shipped before March 31st. That's 2.5 million systems for every region outside of Japan that is getting the 3DS.[/p]

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    Seems like Nintendo is trying to artificially create demand for the 3DS. I'm still not pre-ordering it, though. I'm willing to wait a month if the Zellers nearby runs out, though.
     


  2. xist

    xist ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ

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    Doesn't that read 400 Million and 150 Million for each region?
     
  3. soulx
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    No, it says "According to Mr. Iwata, Nintendo's plans to ship to ? ?? ago the end of March to the world, about 4000000 units. This is approximately 1.5 million Japan shipments.".
     
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  6. DeadLocked

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    Wait, wat?
    Only 1 and a bit regions outside of japan are getting 3DS shipments?

    Or did I misread that?..
     
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  8. soulx
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    4 million Nintendo 3DS units shipped worldwide.
    2.5 for everybody but Japan.
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    1.5 for NA/EU
    2.5 for Japan
     
  9. DeadLocked

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    :/
    Fuck nintendo marketing techniques.
    I hope this is bullshit trying to get preorders because I know it's gonna sell out day 1 here everywhere.
    If they are telling the truth then.. WHY?!
     
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    Marketing, or that's all they can get out by that time? Wasn't there a problem with the original DS at one point involving the lack of screens during it's manufacturing, since many other companies were in contract for the screens as well? It used 2 screens, which made for even more demand, and here, we have 2 types of screens, one that is normal, and the other which is special. Now that many other devices are going to be incorporating such technology, that's makes less available all around.

    But nonetheless, it will be in somewhat limited supply, Nintendo's fault or not, so while I contemplated about waiting for one, perhaps I better go reserve mine now.
     
  13. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    from what i've seen of their launch titles i don't really care if i don't get 1 now right away.
     
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    That is for Japan, which do not have the exact same type of tastes as other regions have. A game they may like, we may not care, and one that we like, they may not care. The DS launch lists had differences between Japan and other regions, so there's still hope.
     
  15. Goli

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    Before people keep using Google Translate, let me explain something.
    In Japanese there's a unit for 10,000, it's 万. 2万=20,000 and so forth.
    So, 400万 = 400x10,000 = 4,000,000. 150万 = 150x10,000 = 1,500,000.
     
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    25 million before the end of 2011
     
  17. void03

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    Let's wait til Nintendo releases a revision of the 3DS etc etc. lol
     
  18. Zetta_x

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    This is going to be another nintendo wii fiasco. Maybe I'll get lucky and get it within a year of launch.
     
  19. DSGamer64

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    I can't see them having a huge stock pile of units already, I would assume that production and final testing is starting up now since they were still apparently getting out SDK units to developers when the one from the factory was jacked by the employee. And odds are you are looking at around 50,000-75,000 developers kits that needed to be created and tested before being sent out. Nintendo is all about quality and I am sure they are not rushing to produce a massive supply of units without testing them all to make sure they are going to function correctly. It's a serious investment not only for the consumer, but for the company as well and if they have a lot of defective units, people are going to be pretty sour about it and replacements early on will be very hard to get.
     
  20. stanleyopar2000

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    *yawn*

    purposeuly limiting supply to create even more hype to "force" people to get them sooner?...
    hmm...

    kinda like the Wii right?...

    yeaa...

    pass...

    *let's hype blow by him*