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    Production Concerns Determined 3DS Timing, Nintendo Slashes Forcasts

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    Seems that they wanted to launch this this year, but they'd end up having a shortage like they did with the Wii. Even with the delay, that may still happen if the demand is high.
     
  2. KingVamp

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    What they release the wii didn't they , matter well release the 3DS too.

    So people well get it early then other people,so what...
     
  3. injected11

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    ... So why don't they go ahead with the year-end release and just have a shortage... you know, like the Wii? Which constantly caused it to be hyped in media sources because they literally couldn't keep them on the shelves?
     
  4. Warrior522

    Warrior522 "In all things, balance."

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    Someone needs to email this to Nintendo, seriously...
     
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    So all those people saying it would come out this year were partially right. They at least had their finger on the pulse of Nintendo. Too bad it didn't happen. I don't want to spend my money on Kinect, but now it seems like that's what I'm going to do.
     
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    To me, "delayed the launch due to concerns it wouldn't be able produce enough units to meet the season's demand" is like excuse to me. My guess would be that they run into production problems that can only be corrected by delaying the launch.
     
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    Just a thought, but aren't there other companies using "3D" screens in their devices soon? Nintendo doesn't make everything themselves. For what they don't have, they buy (in bulk) from someone else, and them assemble the final product themselves. If the demand for an item is much greater than it's supply (in a case like this, a bunch of companies are purchasing the same item, but the manufacturer can't produce them fast enough for all the buyers in a specified amount of time), then the production of the final assembled devices is slow.

    It may be a problem on Nintendo's end, but then again, it may be a problem on the end of where they are getting their stuff from.
     
  8. Warrior522

    Warrior522 "In all things, balance."

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    My dad and I call bullshit for the same reason.
     
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    Actually considering the intense demand for hardware during such a narrow, global launch window I'd say you are wrong. No offense , but launching in Japan in February and then in the US and EU in march is no small feat. I've seen the 3DS in person more than once. They had their shit together months ago. They're just building stock now.
     
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    Since I already have to wait until March (and for a new job =^\), I think I'll wait for the 3DS/3G model that will come out the year after.
     
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    You have no proof of them saying they'll make a new version of the 3DS a year later, let alone including 3G.
     
  12. Fluto

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    they did this because the dsi got hacked in 3 days or something then cards came out
    for other countries had to wait but the good thing was they made a flashcard already
    but this time the release dates are closer Japan-rest of world
    so people who buy the 3ds will need to wait longer
     
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    You mean to tell me you really think they're giving up nearly $1.5 billion in projected sales because of the possibility of piracy? wut
     
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    Well they want to get as much stock as they can so noone is left unhappy.
    Wouldn't it be bad if you got really hyped up, went to the shops and couldn't find the 3DS anywhere?
     
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    It's clear how many people here don't remember the Wii launch time, when shelves were literally empty. [​IMG]
     
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    I don't think it is because of a shortage. A lot of money is involved and launching 3ds in february will make them lose a lot of that money. A year-end release having shortages would be a much better choice, so no one would cancel their preorders and stuff.

    Like someone said before, lots of people will buy kinect instead of a 3DS now that it has been delayed.
     
  17. chartube12

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    ugh! It took 3.5 years in part of PA for the Wii shortage to end. Many of my friends ended buy a 360 instead and to this day never bothered with the wii. The 3DS is smaller than the wii. You think they have more room to store parts for one. If a 3.5 years shortage happens with the 3DS nintendo, will lose a costumer.
     
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    It doesn't really affects me because I will have more time to enjoy it in the summer. I just wanted to experienced first before buy it but seems we still have to wait more. More time to save and to enjoy my Wii for now.
     
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    does anyone know if the 3DS has some form of friend comunication? or what is the internal memory amount?
     
  20. Rydian

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    Check the release details thread in the official news.