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Sales-Age Media Create Sales: Week 34, 2016 (Aug 22 - Aug 28)

Chris1964

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I wonder the same. There're 100k not tracked, will they add it to the totals? Or first week (like they did with DQH bundles)
It's first time this happens with hw.

What would make sense is when Famitsu gives first week numbers at its early report they'll also give the number of Pokemon bundles.

The second scenario is they give only the combined number of total 2DS sales and the third and worst they don't give Pokemon number at all.
 
This seems to be the only teaser of something unannounced from Capcom's TGS schedule:

Gematsu said:
15:00 to 15:40 – Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Series 15th Annivesrary Talk and Latest Information Special Stage – Featuring Eshiro Motohide (producer) and guests Takayuki Kondo (Phoenix Wright voice actor) and Kenn (Apollo Justice voice actor). A talk and latest information stage to celebrate the Ace Attorney series’ 15th anniversary. The information segment will be packed with welcome news!

Read more at http://gematsu.com/2016/08/capcom-announces-tgs-2016-stage-schedule#75TZOwbbb8KiWjt1.99
 

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It's all about the timing of the announcement and release.
If at Nintendo really wanted to counter attack a potential PS4 slim release at the same date they would try something more drastical, not 2DS.
 

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This seems to be the only teaser of something unannounced from Capcom's TGS schedule:
Well, wouldn't the prevailing expectation be for them to be at Sony's keynote with anything important rather than their own? (This is circa TGS, that is. Obviously DR3 would be with MS circa... E3?)
 

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I really think the only big unannounced thing left from Capcom at this point is for the NX reveal. RE7 and DR4 news are already out, Deep Down is dead, some small stuff is for smaller scale like the thing for 3DS announced today, etc.
I doubt there's anything to expect from them at this TGS.

edit: talking for 2016 only. They'll have other things to announce in 2017 obviously.
 

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Gotta say, I'm impressed with the push the 3DS is getting at this point in its life. Plenty of stuff coming and even some IP mix-up to attempt to draw in a few different users. Should keep the console ticking over well.

I am intrigued to see whether any of this 2017 stuff is just 3DS.

And yeah, WiiU definitely got Vita'd huh.
they just have 3DS until March, so it's obvious they have to push it during winter holidays, then in January you announce NX to the world and all the people who bought n3DS during December will be very happy

All those WiiU games moved to 3DS just to let the consumer used to the unique platform they're gonna release

It will be enough to revitalize the market in Japan ? The more kids with mobile phone I see the less I think the market will be saved.
The only thing that will be probably successfull is the portable recharge kit that already had a spike during Pokemon Go madness.
 

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We're talking about a series where the reaction to the last game was toxic and Nintendo didn't seem to cared, and then the reaction to this game's unveil was toxic and Nintendo didn't care, so this feels like the obvious conclusion to me.

When your reaction is seymourskinnernoit'sthechildrenwhoarewrong.gif to any criticism, and then you don't try to engage with your audience to see how you can change the product to be more appealing to them, this is what you get.
This is a fantastically concise and accurate summary of what went wrong.
 

Vena

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This is a fantastically concise and accurate summary of what went wrong.
Makes you wonder where the source of this is because its seemingly (at current) a phenomenon that occurs seemingly at random with certain franchises. (Most recently, AC:Amiibo, Chibi-Robo: Zip-Lash, and now MP:FF.)

And then I realized Tanabe is on two of those three projects... and I have to start wondering if that old rumor about his falling out with Retro over the fact the he was far too draconian with his views on how a thing should be... isn't rather oddly fitting to this very same problem here.

It's also baffling when you compare it to things like El Capitan, a project made entirely based on fan-reaction/feedback, or just about anything and everything done with Splatoon, as more recent examples (or heck, even Mario Party of all things seems to have learned something from the response to MP10. Fucking Mario Party.). Obviously "Nintendo" isn't one person but such drastic difference are very peculiar and lead me to think someone in control somewhere along the food chain is putting to work "their vision" over everything else.

/shrug
 

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When EPD makes a spin-off or creative game, it's good because EPD has a bunch of talented developers that know how to make a fun game. When someone else does? Well it feels like Nintendo has let quality control go down for outsourced or filler titles. At this point I think it's just whether the individual directors have a good vision for their game or not.
 
Rakuten Books Sales Ranking (2016.09.01)

01./01. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi <RPG> (Level 5)
02./00. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft)
03./03. [PS4] Tales of Berseria <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games)
04./02. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Tempura <RPG> (Level 5)
05./06. [3DS] Dragon Ball: Fusions <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games)
06./05. [WiiU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios)
07./04. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo)
08./07. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo)
09./11. [3DS] Pokémon Alpha Sapphire <RPG> (Pokémon Co.)
10./08. [PS4] The King of Fighters XIV <FTG> (SNK Playmore)

Rakuten Books Pre-Orders Ranking (2016.09.01)

01./01. [PS4] Persona 5 <RPG> (Atlus)
02./02. [PS4] Persona 5 (20th Anniversary Edition) <RPG> (Atlus)
03./00. [3DS] PriPara Mezameyo! Megami no Dress Design <ACT> (Takara Tomy)
04./04. [PS3] Persona 5 <RPG> (Atlus)
05./10. [PS3] Persona 5 (20th Anniversary Edition) <RPG> (Atlus)

* Note: Games on the Rakuten Books Rankings are only based on sales at Rakuten Books and does not count games sold by other retailers at Rakuten.
** Note 2: Games on the Pre-Orders Ranking are counted as net sales, so it might possibly affect the games listed on the Sales Ranking.
 

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they just have 3DS until March, so it's obvious they have to push it during winter holidays, then in January you announce NX to the world and all the people who bought n3DS during December will be very happy

All those WiiU games moved to 3DS just to let the consumer used to the unique platform they're gonna release

It will be enough to revitalize the market in Japan ? The more kids with mobile phone I see the less I think the market will be saved.
The only thing that will be probably successfull is the portable recharge kit that already had a spike during Pokemon Go madness.
Hoping only NX alone to carry the whole JP is a bit stretch i think?
 
Persona 5 really entered in beast mode two weeks before release. Stores are really pushing the reservations as we reach the release date.
FFXV is not having much space on shelves, at least on little shops, where Yakuza and FIFA are really stronger. There's also a recomandation stand for this fall, with games that sold really well during this summer.
Last weekend, Bic Camera had a Pikachu Pool for its visitors, lol.
 

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Feels like we haven't had gigantic crowds lining up for a game release in forever. Think Persona 5 would do it?
No. Wait for Pokemon.

And then Spla2n. Or Animal Crossing.

Here lies Horuhe, lost in the line of battle for sales data! You shall be missed!

Also this confirms Horuhe has *an* arm. Potentially, Horuhe is just *an* arm!
 
Here lies Horuhe, lost in the line of battle for sales data! You shall be missed!

Also this confirms Horuhe has *an* arm. Potentially, Horuhe is just *an* arm!
Haha, only kids were allowed to enter there. It was kind of funny because there was a giant Pikachu looking at those kids in a weird way...

There was one shop that immediately changed their FFXV space to Persona 5 space after the news of the delay. Could be the case with some others:
Well, don't know exactly. I'm quite sure, though, that the FFXV delay benefited Persona 5. If stores made those changes just after the announcement, don't know. I remember that stores, what really did, was changing the date as soon as possible. There was a store that even had it with the previous date for a week, lol.
 

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21./00. [3DS] Metroid Prime: Federation Force <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.08.25} (¥4.700)
22./00. [PSV] Meiji Toukyou Renka: Full Moon # <ADV> (5pb.) {2016.08.25} (¥6.800)
23./00. [PSV] Ouma ga Toki: Kakuriyo no Enishi # <ACT> (Nippon Cultural Broadcasting Extended) {2016.08.25} (¥5.800)
24./20. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700)
25./17. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥4.800)
26./21. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990)
27./11. [PSV] Collar x Malice # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2016.08.18} (¥6.300)
28./15. [PS4] Ratchet & Clank # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.08.09} (¥5.900)
29./14. [PSV] Toukiden 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.07.28} (¥6.800)
30./23. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥6.980)
31./18. [3DS] 12-Sai. Koisuru Diary <ADV> (Happinet) {2016.08.04} (¥5.815)
32./42. [PSV] Coven and Labyrinth of Refrain # <RPG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2016.06.23} (¥5.980)
33./00. [PSV] PuraMai Wars V # <ADV> (Entergram) {2016.08.25} (¥5.980)
34./22. [PSV] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana # <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2016.07.21} (¥6.800)
35./25. [PS4] Overwatch <ACT> (Square Enix) {2016.05.24} (¥7.800)
36./24. [3DS] Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns <SLG> (Marvelous) {2016.06.23} (¥4.980)
37./26. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Don Don! Mystery Adventure <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.06.16} (¥4.800)
38./27. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥5.700)
39./29. [3DS] Monster Hunter Generations # <ACT> (Capcom) {2015.11.28} (¥5.800)
40./28. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571)
41./19. [PS4] Toukiden 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.07.28} (¥7.800)
42./33. [PS4] Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥8.400)
43./35. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.12.06} (¥7.200)
44./32. [3DS] Tomodachi Life [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700)
45./31. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.571)
46./36. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400)
47./41. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2015.07.30} (¥4.000)
48./38. [WIU] Pokken Tournament # <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.03.18} (¥7.200)
49./46. [WIU] Super Mario Maker # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥5.700)
50./37. [PS4] Dark Souls III <RPG> (From Software) {2016.03.24} (¥7.430)

Top 50

3DS - 18
PS4 - 12
PSV - 11
WIU - 7
PS3 - 2

SOFTWARE
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+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+
|  ALL  |    387.000 |    590.000 |    989.000 | 17.937.000 | 22.049.000 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+
 

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If it make you feel better there was actually an RPG series by Hudson starring the peach boy back in the day called Momotaro Densetsu.
This is actually what I thought it was all this time.
I looked it up once years back, and didn't question it, since Konami bought Hudson.
 
Media Create Sales: August, 2016 (Aug 01 - Aug 28)

01./01. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.07.16} (¥4.800) - 251.815 / 1.152.838 (-72%)
02./00. [PS4] Tales of Berseria <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.08.18} (¥8.200) - 197.593 / NEW
03./00. [3DS] Dragon Ball: Fusions # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.08.04} (¥5.700) - 138.479 / NEW
04./00. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey V: The End of the Long Myth # <RPG> (Atlus) {2016.08.04} (¥6.480) - 109.676 / NEW
05./00. [PS3] Tales of Berseria <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.08.18} (¥8.200) - 91.447 / NEW
06./02. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons X: God Chapter / Dragon Chapter <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2016.07.28} (¥4.800) - 66.967 / 154.477 (-57%)
07./12. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) - 47.829 / 415.444 (+62%)
08./14. [3DS] Pokémon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire <RPG> (Pokémon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.571) - 36.958 / 2.878.174 (+48%)
09./10. [WiiU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600) - 32.740 / 99.412 (-3%)
10./00. [PS4] Ratchet & Clank # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.08.09} (¥5.900) - 32.648 / NEW
11./17. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.02.18} (¥4.700) - 28.225 / 228.811 (+60%)
12./11. [WiiU] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.06.23} (¥5.700) - 27.160 / 86.256 (-10%)
13./04. [PSV] Toukiden 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.07.28} (¥6.800) - 27.090 / 86.122 (-54%)
14./00. [3DS] 12-Sai. Koisuru Diary <ADV> (Happinet) {2016.08.04} (¥5.815) - 24.459 / NEW
15./15. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) - 23.412 / 859.174 (-3%)
16./09. [WiiU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) - 22.523 / 1.456.508 (-36%)
17./00. [PS4] No Man's Sky <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.08.25} (¥5.900) - 22.200 / NEW
18./06. [PS4] Toukiden 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.07.28} (¥7.800) - 21.941 / 68.275 (-53%)
19./00. [PS4] The King of Fighters XIV <FTG> (SNK Playmore) {2016.08.25} (¥7.200) - 20.655 / NEW
20./00. [PSV] Sengoku Otome: Legend Battle # <FTG> (Planet G) {2016.08.25} (¥6.980) - 16.054 / NEW
21./00. [PS4] Sengoku Basara: Sanada Yukimura-Den <ACT> (Capcom) {2016.08.25} (¥6.990) - 15.592 / NEW
22./13. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥4.800) - 15.200 / 42.977 (-45%)
23./00. [PS4] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X HD <ACT> (Sega) {2016.08.25} (¥7.990) - 12.915 / NEW
24./05. [PSV] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana # <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2016.07.21} (¥6.800) - 12.265 / 69.878 (-79%)
25./00. [PSV] Genkai Tokki: Seven Pirates # <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2016.08.04} (¥6.800) - 12.264 / NEW
26./00. [PS3] Sengoku Basara: Sanada Yukimura-Den <ACT> (Capcom) {2016.08.25} (¥6.990) - 11.796 / NEW
27./21. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥6.980) - 9.164 / 168.552 (-39%)
28./08. [3DS] Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns <SLG> (Marvelous) {2016.06.23} (¥4.980) - 7.526 / 175.048 (-79%)
29./00. [PSV] Collar x Malice # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2016.08.18} (¥6.300) - 7.271 / NEW
30./00. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700) - 7.140 / 81.823
31./00. [3DS] Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack <Azure Striker Gunvolt \ Azure Striker Gunvolt 2> # <ACT> (Inti Creates) {2016.08.25} (¥4.800) - 6.426 / NEW
32./03. [PS4] The Idolm@ster: Platinum Stars # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.07.28} (¥8.200) - 6.207 / 82.372 (-92%)
33./00. [PS4] Dynasty Warriors: Ei Ketsu Den # <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.08.03} (¥6.800) - 6.084 / NEW
34./00. [PS4] Wasteland 2: Director's Cut <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2016.08.04} (¥7.500) - 5.471 / NEW
35./00. [PSV] Moujuu-Tachi to Ohimesama # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2016.08.25} (¥6.300) - 4.765 / NEW

Top 35

3DS - 12
PS4 - 10
PSV - 8
Wii U - 3
PS3 - 2

Top Five Publishers August, 2016

01. Bandai Namco Games - 433.726 [31.43%]
02. Level 5 - 251.815 [18.25%]
03. Nintendo - 132.877 [9.63%]
04. Atlus - 109.676 [7.95%]
05. Sony Interactive Entertainment - 78.260 [5.67%]

Top Three Games per Platform August, 2016

Nintendo 3DS
01./01. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.07.16} (¥4.800) - 251.815 / 1.152.838 (-72%)
02./00. [3DS] Dragon Ball: Fusions # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.08.04} (¥5.700) - 138.479 / NEW
03./00. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey V: The End of the Long Myth # <RPG> (Atlus) {2016.08.04} (¥6.480) - 109.676 / NEW

PlayStation 4
01./00. [PS4] Tales of Berseria <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.08.18} (¥8.200) - 197.593 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Ratchet & Clank # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.08.09} (¥5.900) - 32.648 / NEW
03./00. [PS4] No Man's Sky <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.08.25} (¥5.900) - 22.200 / NEW

Wii U
01./02. [WiiU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600) - 32.740 / 99.412 (-3%)
02./03. [WiiU] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.06.23} (¥5.700) - 27.160 / 86.256 (-10%)
03./01. [WiiU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) - 22.523 / 1.456.508 (-36%)

PlayStation Vita
01./01. [PSV] Toukiden 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.07.28} (¥6.800) - 27.090 / 86.122 (-54%)
02./03. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) - 23.412 / 859.174 (-3%)
03./00. [PSV] Sengoku Otome: Legend Battle # <FTG> (Planet G) {2016.08.25} (¥6.980) - 16.054 / NEW

* Note: Data is collected from Media Create Top 20 numbers. Total of Software, according to those numbers is 1.379.957.
** Note 2: It's very important to point that these sales are not complete, and are NOT 100% accurate. Take this info just as merely estimates of what actual sales might possibly be.
 

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Nothing happened to EOV. It's performing normally.

Third week sales EOIV vs EOV:

20./07. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey IV: Denshou no Kyojin <RPG> (Atlus) {2012.07.05} (¥6.279) - 7.217 / 117.362 (-51%)

16./06. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey V: The End of the Long Myth # <RPG> (Atlus) {2016.08.04} (¥6.480) - 4.636 / 109.676 (-63%)

In both cases, after the third week they fell off the weekly chart with numbers, so we have no reliable numbers for the overall month.
 

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EOIV did about 148k LTD. I expect that EOV will do less than that at retail, but we're also probably at a point where the digital market even in Japan is mature enough such that for a low volume (<200k) title, it could end up selling very similar numbers in the end.

Considering this is a sequel released 4 years after, on the same platform, looking largely the same, and this being the 5th entry of the series, and there being spinoffs and remakes which filled the 4 year gap, I think it's actually holding surprisingly well!
 

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[PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) - 40%
 

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Are there any predictions on how the 2DS will do? It's clearly the cheapest version of 3DS now and could appeal to a wider market due to the price. (Better for smaller kids maybe?)
 

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Are there any predictions on how the 2DS will do? It's clearly the cheapest version of 3DS now and could appeal to a wider market due to the price. (Better for smaller kids maybe?)
2DS was released as a limited edition with Pokemon in February, and it shipped 100k units in Japan despite being sold for a couple of weeks.
Since it isn't anything new, the impact will be limited. I think it can still appeal to young kids, specially during christmas season, but I wouldn't expect a great launch. Probably it will have a modest start.
 

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2DS was released as a limited edition with Pokemon in February, and it shipped 100k units in Japan despite being sold for a couple of weeks.
Since it isn't anything new, the impact will be limited. I think it can still appeal to young kids, specially during christmas season, but I wouldn't expect a great launch. Probably it will have a modest start.
Considering how much 3DS had sold in Japan, i really don't see how 2DS will do well. But i do think, those who wanted to retire their old 3DS tx to Smash killing their circle pad can choose to buy 2DS now lol.
 

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The 2DS is a product no one really wants. How cheap is it is less relevant. There is no sign that a tablet version of the 3DS which is even harder to carry around is something people have a desire for.
 

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The 2DS is a product no one really wants. How cheap is it is less relevant. There is no sign that a tablet version of the 3DS which is even harder to carry around is something people have a desire for.
Ehh i disagree lol. I feel 2DS if it is cheap enough will allow those who wanted to retire their old broken 3DS to get a new 2DS on cheap.
 

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2DS comes so late at 3DS life with only attractive thing its price that won't have bigger impact than GB Light or GB Micro.

If it manages to have a LTD close to 500k Nintendo should be more than happy.
 

Chris1964

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The October price drop from the leak was referring to west and Nintendo doesn't always follow the same strategy for Japan.

Even if it's too early for an announcement of a price drop 2 months later, 2DS launch makes it less possible.