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Jonnyram
(08-16-2011, 02:53 AM)
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Radio Nikkei reports that Nintendo 3DS sold 207,000 units between 8-14 August, thanks to the price drop. This is the second highest weekly sales for the machine, beating out the second week after launch (206k).

http://market.radionikkei.jp/entry-206641.html
Thunder Monkey
(08-16-2011, 02:54 AM)
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Good start.

Ensuing months will make things very clear.
Anasui Kishibe
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(08-16-2011, 02:54 AM)
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jesus christ

wasn't expecting that numba
MikeE21286
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(08-16-2011, 02:54 AM)
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that is an illegal amount of units sold....can't wait to see week 2
Flayer
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(08-16-2011, 02:54 AM)
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A decent number, higher than most predicted. Maybe there's life in the whole 3D lark yet.
BlazingDarkness
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(08-16-2011, 02:55 AM)
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Good numbers
Gamer @ Heart
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(08-16-2011, 02:55 AM)
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MOMENTUM
Cru Jones
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(08-16-2011, 02:55 AM)
Well, they are going back in the right direction
Phonomezer
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(08-16-2011, 02:55 AM)
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Nice!
fernoca
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(08-16-2011, 02:55 AM)
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Quite high numbers, some of the higher expectations had it around 150k.
The Technomancer
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(08-16-2011, 02:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by MikeE21286

that is an illegal amount of units sold....can't wait to see week 2

Not sure how week 2 will be. I bet a lot of the edge people bought it as soon as the drop, and now its all a matter of software.

I am starting to think that the price drop was the exact move Nintendo needed to make though.
Boney
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(08-16-2011, 02:55 AM)
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BurntPork should be happy (?)
DMPrince
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(08-16-2011, 02:55 AM)
it's okay. let's see next week.
AlexMeloche
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(08-16-2011, 02:55 AM)
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...but ...but ...the 3DS is deaaad!
nckillthegrimace
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(08-16-2011, 02:55 AM)
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That's about 100k more than I expected. I hope their aggressive strategy pays off; I'd like to see more games for the machine.
zero_suit
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(08-16-2011, 02:55 AM)
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Wow, most people here didn't think it would do much more than ~100k.
Wario64
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(08-16-2011, 02:55 AM)
That's a lot of money lost
-Pyromaniac-
(08-16-2011, 02:56 AM)
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Great number but it's all about consistency...
GDGF
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(08-16-2011, 02:56 AM)
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Fuck yeah baby.

The king is back.
Kandinsky
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(08-16-2011, 02:56 AM)
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More interested in software numbers myself, but hardware did ok, expected with such a huge pricedrop.
Allan Holdsworth
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(08-16-2011, 02:56 AM)
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Good numbers, but the important thing is how it holds till Mario/Kart release.
gundamkyoukai
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(08-16-2011, 02:57 AM)
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Great number much more than i thought they would do .
Lets see how thing are in next few weeks .
NathanMcMahon
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(08-16-2011, 02:57 AM)
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If a legit Pokemon was in the pipeline they'd have nothing to worry about.
Alrus
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(08-16-2011, 02:58 AM)
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Heh some people were predicting it wouldn't even reach 100k. That's a pretty amazing number, I wonder what games got a boost from that. I'm betting Zelda, Layton and Nintendogs.
Ratrat
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(08-16-2011, 02:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by fernoca

Quite high numbers, some of the higher expectations had it around 150k.

Yep. Not bad at all.
Seven Force
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(08-16-2011, 02:59 AM)
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Great news.

Wonder if it'll manage well until the the Mario titles this fall.
Leona Lewis
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(08-16-2011, 02:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

That's a lot of money lost

Gotta sell dat inventory to lower volume manufacturing costs. Though I doubt even a move this dramatic will work in the long-term.
Erethian
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(08-16-2011, 03:00 AM)
Definitely higher than I was expecting.

What's important now is that they build good momentum going into the holidays, when the software library will markedly improve.
Electivirus
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(08-16-2011, 03:01 AM)
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*slow clap*
Zoramon089
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Originally Posted by Flayer

A decent number, higher than most predicted. Maybe there's life in the whole 3D lark yet.

How is that only a decent number?! 200k in a week in Japan is a huge number
Sammy Samusu
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(08-16-2011, 03:01 AM)
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And people were expecting 150k max. Three days of sales, right?

Nintensus is back!
Boney
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(08-16-2011, 03:02 AM)
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What was PS3 slim's opening week?
User33
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(08-16-2011, 03:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by -Pyromaniac-

Great number but it's all about consistency...

This. It still won't be successful in the long run without any worthwhile software.

Originally Posted by Sammy Samusu

And people were expecting 150k max. Three days of sales, right?

OP says August 8th-14th. Last time I checked, that's 7 days.
Izayoi
(08-16-2011, 03:03 AM)
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Only 207k?

The 3DS is dead.

Nintendo is finished.
Bisnic
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(08-16-2011, 03:03 AM)
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Just according to keikaku.
Mxrz
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(08-16-2011, 03:03 AM)
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Hang on a sec. Weren't people clamoring about 300k+ after price drop? Did I dream that? What's going on?
Sammy Samusu
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(08-16-2011, 03:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by Boney

What was PS3 slim's opening week?

151,783
meltingparappa
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(08-16-2011, 03:03 AM)
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Hooray, that's good--

Originally Posted by Wario64

That's a lot of money lost

Uuh.
MikeE21286
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(08-16-2011, 03:04 AM)
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Cue the optimistic Vita threads? Who's posting the first.
Emitan
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(08-16-2011, 03:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by Boney

BurntPork should be happy (?)

Nintendo doing well? He'll be devastated.

I kid
Cruzader
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(08-16-2011, 03:05 AM)
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Yes! This is good news for Sony!!

3DS does well, so will Vita, right guys?

Anyways good news.
Delio
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(08-16-2011, 03:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by User33

This. It still won't be successful in the long run without any worthwhile software.



OP says August 8th-14th. Last time I checked, that's 7 days.

Gotta knock down any success they get huh?
Piercedveil
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(08-16-2011, 03:05 AM)
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Pretty awesome numbers so far. I think it will end up getting better pretty soon, especially around the holiday season.
Huff
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(08-16-2011, 03:06 AM)
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Optimistic for the 3DS to do well, however a good (re)opening week doesn't mean much. Lets see how the next couple months go.
Raonak
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(08-16-2011, 03:07 AM)
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Ill let the dust settle.
Alrus
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(08-16-2011, 03:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by User33

This. It still won't be successful in the long run without any worthwhile software.



OP says August 8th-14th. Last time I checked, that's 7 days.

If you're gonna troll in every thread at least have the decency to inform yourself. The Price drop took place on August 11th, that's 3 days.

Now go complain about the Nintendo Defence Force in some other thread please.
Paco
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(08-16-2011, 03:07 AM)
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Whoa. Will be interesting to see if they can keep it up.

Originally Posted by Cruzader

Yes! This is good news for Sony!!

3DS does well, so will Vita, right guys?

Anyways good news.

Are we assuming Sony will drop the price?
Ratrat
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(08-16-2011, 03:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by User33

This. It still won't be successful in the long run without any worthwhile software.



OP says August 8th-14th. Last time I checked, that's 7 days.

price drop was on the 11th.

edit: beaten.
StickSoldier
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(08-16-2011, 03:08 AM)
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They need some fucking games. The software side of things are going to be seriously lacking until November.
Erethian
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(08-16-2011, 03:08 AM)

Originally Posted by User33

OP says August 8th-14th. Last time I checked, that's 7 days.

August 12th was when the price drop hit. And without the price cut the sales for the previous week were 4k, so it's fair to say they did minimal numbers from August 8th to 11th.

Edit: August 11th, rather. So that's four days for the price drop.

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