- Oct 24, 2008
It's last man standing syndrome.thanks for the replies, I missed the latest pages.
what surpirse me, not only here but in general, is how often we discuss the 3DS while it is the not only best selling console in Japan, but almost the only console selling in Japan.
Please, disclaimer: I'm not saying that is wrong, or that the 4DS success is a lock! Just that it's cuious how it is judged jeopardazing its fate and future, looking how it will end up at 20+ millions in Japan as PS1 and PS2, while all other consoles will probably struggling to sell 15 millions all together
I mean its main traditional competitor (the Vita) is a system many expect won't get a successor because it's so completely dead everywhere else.
The Wii U is possibly the last console Nintendo puts out that isn't effectively a TV based version of their handheld, and even if it isn't, it's not likely to be a relevant platform given the complete lack of third party support.
The Xbox One isn't worth talking about since it might as well not exist with how it's selling.
The PS3 is a last gen platform that has already been replaced and is just waiting to complete its sunset.
The PS4 is the biggest other attraction and has garnered a lot of discussion, but currently we basically have to wait until February to start seeing if it can recover from its disastrous state.
The 3DS is the platform that has the most to talk about currently as we are at the end of the year and can assess year over year comparisons, it just had a new revision and lots of major software launched, and we are getting to the point where its successor is plausibly not ages away.
We could discuss the elephant in the room but the last couple of times I asked people didn't seem overly interested and we don't get great data on that front.