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Nintendo Admits Poor 3DS Sales Outside Of Japan, Slashes Forecast By 70%

Nintendo has conceded that the Nintendo 3DS has failed to sell as many units as it had hoped outside of Japan and has subsequently slashed its profit forecasts by 70 per cent. Nintendo also announced an operating loss of ¥27,996, though this is an improvement on the ¥70,272m loss reported the year before.

 

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  1. Hahahahahahaha and u guys said 3ds is selling well outside of japan.

    Hahahahahahahaahahahahhahaahaahhahahaahahahahahahahaa

    Handhelds suck!

      1. Wow, you can tell your a troll bad the way you said the iPad 4 was better than a 3D handheld that is better than iPads because pretty much anything better.

        Get N or get Out as one person once said.

      2. dayumm…wanna know what does mean if Ipad sell that well?

        Hipsters contaminating the world and spreading like ants.

      3. Saying “hahahahahaha” over and over again proves how immature you are. And do you really expect a new tablet to surpass the 3ds’ 20 mil. sales quickly?

              1. Why do you care about apple ???? until they have a device with Buttons on it , they aren’t comparable to the 3ds and vita… The IPAD is not a console. People buy it to use as a laptop. yeh they play shitty cheap games on it , but that means nothing.

                I actualy love the Ipad , the screen is the clearest I have ever seen , by a million miles.

                It will get nasty if they put buttons on a device soon and start selling $30 games :( .
                Nintendo would be able to hold on due to franchises .. but they might diminish a bit.

                3DS sales at the moment are on par with the DS (the most successfull handheld ever). So the Ipad has had no noticeable impact on its sales…

              2. I forgot, how much is Vita selling? Ah yeah now I remember, 400k against 3DS’s 3,20 million in the last 3 months. Now THAT’s something to laugh at!

                1. 400k???? Last time I checked Vita sold 2.2 million and that was a few months ago. Still no where near the 3DS, but if your gonna bash a handheld or consel or even the over priced ipad have the facts right dood. Makes your comment stand out more.

                        1. Because people are waiting to buy the Wii U or waiting for it to come out and see it for themselves so no one is buying MS and PS systems right now. Just the announcement of the Wii U itself has slowed the sales of other consoles down.

                        2. Still…. it´s selling better than its predecessor, and waaaaayyy better than the Vita. Nintendo just put their expectations too high. They should expect 3DS to sell (after the price cut) as much as the original Ds, maybe a little less, but in reality they were expecting it to sell about 70 %. That´s unrealistic

                      1. Duh… all the great game are only release in Japan, i dont see bravely default, monster hunter and other great rpg from japan, only shovel ware here.

                        1. well i know American gamer like “hardcore games” i can see why these Japanese dev are not porting it to the west.

                          1. Bravely default is a hardcore game lol. A 50 hour plus JRPG IS NOT casual.

                            Does everyone think only shooters and sports games are hardcore ???

                            *reloads pistol , BAAANG!!*

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                            1. Only about ¥27,996 in losses? That’s a huge improvement over last year.

                              Nintendo and other third-parties need to start localizing some games like Bravely Default.

                            2. Christ man, work on your headline writing.

                              “Nintendo Admits Poor 3DS Sales Outside Of Japan, Slashes Forecast By 70%”

                              Reads like they’ve cut the 3DS shipping forecast by 70%, you need to include “profit” in there.

                            3. Seems like everyone is suffering. Not surprised sales are low atm, theres been few releases for a while and lots of people will be waiting till christmas!

                            4. Nice decrease in loses, especially when WiiU production is in full force too.

                              Honestly the 3DS has yet to explode with content yet, although i expect that to change soon as Luigi’s Mansion, Animal Crossing and Castlevania hit the shelves.

                              Still got Metroid, WarioWare, Donkey kong, other 1st party titles (old or new) and of course, Pokemon, to even come out yet before anyone questions the 3DS’s success. The DS didnt boom until Pokemon and Brain Training appeared, if i remember correctly

                              1. Some very good points. When the 3DS can sport a NEW Zelda title, a Metroid, a DK, an F-Zero… in short, its franchise titles, it’ll be quite popular here in the States. And yes, a Pokemon title that is 3DS specific. Nintendo has made a phenomenal little unit here that is a lot of fun to play. Now they just need a better supply of awesome 1st party games.

                            5. This mainly because I’m not in the adverts. Once I, the great and all powerful Chuck Norris appears on an ad, everyone instantly buys the product.

                              So don’t be worrying about the system, iPad Mini will increase.. the sales of the 3DS once people realize how stupid the product is an how the 3DS is miles better

                              1. True that. Sony are in deep…also, im not fucking fond of the shitty PSN store “redesign” theyve done, or that some Singstar shite has been surgical placed on XMB either…

                                1. Oh but apparently Sony’s loses are just “trimming the fat”, as some moron would tell you, because spending triple digit millions is just trimming fat, while Nintendo takes a tiny loses, that Iwata takes from his own pay, is a sigh Nintendo is dying.

                                  Stupidity, stupidity everywhere.

                                  1. \the 3ds is doing well. Nintendo have ASTRONOMICAL standards for their handheld industry. By not doing well , they mean it’s doing as well as any other fucking handheld we have ever released…. 3DS will do fine , it will reach a 100 million and they still will say ”the 3ds didn’t meet expectations….”

                                  2. This is the guy who said casuals would be interested in the 3DS e-book app and would be all over Nintendo TVii, etc.

                                    You’re in no position to call anyone stupid under any circumstance. Sit down.

                                        1. Just because you have very narrow minded opinions and knowledge on the gaming industry, that doesnt mean thats how it is. Anyone with a brain would know what attract casuals into buying a gaming device, the same goes for any device.

                                          Fuck off, you sad little prick, go lay on a train track with your paperweight Vita

                                          1. Casuals are not going to be buying $300-350 devices for inferior features they can get elsewhere on cheaper, more heavily marketed products. Fact.

                                              1. Yes, really. Seeing as you’re far too perfect and superior to us all to make mistakes, you clearly thought it should be PSS.

                                                And it was hilarious.

                                                1. Yes, because there’s no such thing as a typo after all.

                                                  By the way, you started your second sentence with a conjunction.

                                                  1. *sign* yup some here said this site is full of mindless little kids and there right. I am not gonna waste my time with you because I just wanted to help you out and you got butt hurt. Later kid vonna go play some Vita.

                                                  2. It’s taken you 24 hours to claim it was a typo. So, I don’t think so.

                                                    Starting sentences with conjunctions is now considered acceptable in informal circumstances, such as the above when I used it for emphasis. This isn’t 6th grade where they tell you not to do it so you learn how to correctly construct proper, complex sentences. Educate yourself.

                                                    No charge for this lesson though.

                                                  3. There will be no “informal” excuse out of you if you’re trying to pick out someone’s minor errors. You will speak the English Language the way it is meant to be spoken. Whether you like it or not.

                                                    Either you follow your own example when it comes to grammar nitpicking or resort to chatspeak like many other idiots on the internet. The choice is yours.

                                                    1. I never said anything about your grammer. I said to have your facts right when you bash a consel or tablet or whatever dood stop taking everything has a dis. You want me to diss you cuz I can. Fast and easy. You blind fan boys are so fucking closed minded and see everything has a threat. Im a Sony fan and keep a open mind about Nintendo and Micrsoftt.Do I have a 360? And you blind fanboys are giving real gamers a bad name. STOP SEEING EVERYTHING HAS A THREAT AND OPEN YOUR MIND

                                                    2. Informal doesn’t mean ‘chatspeak. It simply means not constructing our posts as if we were writing a formal letter, or any other such formal example. Incidentally, not one of your posts has been constructed in a truly formal way…

                                                      Here, have some links on the subject to educate your pitiful intellect.

                                                      http://www.dailywritingtips.com/can-you-start-sentences-with-%E2%80%9Cand%E2%80%9D-and-%E2%80%9Cbut%E2%80%9D/
                                                      http://www.writing-skills.com/resources/e-bulletin/october-2011/hit-or-myth-you-cant-start-a-sentence-with-and-or-but
                                                      http://www.gpuss.co.uk/english_usage/start_sentence_conjunction.htm

                                                      The double standard about ‘following my own example’ is even more hilarious than your initial error, given all this started because you like to nitpick mistakes in attempt to assert superiority, when in reality you’re just as fallible as anyone else.

                                                    3. This site really hates multiple links in posts. Here is the reply I just typed out without the links that result in it needing to be approved. It may pop up later, but I’d rather repost it without them, just to be sure.

                                                      “Informal doesn’t mean ‘chatspeak’. It simply means not constructing our posts as if we were writing a formal letter, or any other such formal example. Incidentally, not one of your posts has been constructed in a truly formal way…

                                                      (Multiple links detailing how starting sentences with conjunctions is perfectly acceptable in modern English)

                                                      The double standard about ‘following my own example’ is even more hilarious than your initial error, given all this started because you like to nitpick mistakes in an attempt to assert superiority, when in reality you’re just as fallible as anyone else.”

                                                    4. It’s come to my realisation that you are most likely an American, and thus your attempts at correcting my actual English grammar via your knowledge of simplistic American English is utterly futile.

                                                      It’s just superior by default. My apologies, old chap.

                                                  4. Just 28K yen in operating losses?
                                                    It’s great to see that Nintendo is getting back on track following the significant operating loss last year.
                                                    And when the Wii U finally gets released, Nintendo will be right back on schedule.

                                                  5. Nintendo should be releasing more difrent bundles,1 3ds whit a digital copy of profesor layton priced right will get 3ds moving like in japan which they kind of always get a bundle whit a new game released

                                                  6. its no suprise 3ds sales in japan. japan most wanted games bla bla bla. not everyone in the wrld play jrpg nore puzzle shit im sure eruop is almost the eame as the us when it comes to game genre shooters servival horror rpg that dont include teen anime racing sports and fighting and 3ds is lacking in the fps section.

                                                    1. thank god the 3ds dont have many fps but it will have *sigh* what the 3ds needs a bombarmen of games and the promised gba games on Eshop,more bundles whit new games

                                                  7. I can’t help but think that this could have been avoided and Pokémon Black 2/ White 2 was created with 3DS in mind!

                                                  8. Nintendo is still supporting DSi with Pokemon. Once Pokemon comes to 3DS, sales will explode, but with Black 2 and White 2 just having been released, I don’t see that happening soon. They need a good Donkey Kong game and sequel to Metroid Fusion and remake of Metroid 2 like they did with Zero Mission.

                                                  9. Fucking cunt little cunt whores casual mum and Aeolus shut yo mouths, go do something useful such as playing in heavy traffic, lol.

                                                  10. This is why Nintendo is practically begging investors to still have faith in their company, the Wii tanked earlier than expected and the 3DS is not doing as well either. I bet they’re hoping their new Wii U console will turn everything around. “Don’t worry, Wii U fix everything!” Yeah, we’ll see about that. It might, it might not. Now, bring on the hate.

                                                    1. 3ds is doing fine in sales volume , Nintendo is stil hurting cus they priced the console to high on release. They hardly make anything on each 3ds they sell right now , just off software. The 3ds IS on track to be the highest selling handheld console of all time and Nintendo will make more and more money as the installed base grows , look at what happened with the ps3 and 360 ??? same thing… they didn’t make money for 4 years..
                                                      So please ………………. the 3ds is now at 20M+ after 1 and a half year , probably about 23-25 million none counted.

                                                      1. If they launched all the games that are exclusive to Japan in western countries, I believe the sales would raise incredibly. That, or the removal of the region lock.

                                                        And a Pokemon game exclusive for 3DS would help as much as well.

                                                      2. “Nintendo also announced an operating loss of ¥27,996, though this is an improvement on the ¥70,272m loss reported the year before.”

                                                        only 28 thousand yen? rrright!
                                                        heck i could just send em that much money right now so they won’t have any loss at all ;)

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                                                      4. That doesnt mean its not selling, learn to read. It says “Nintendo has conceded that the Nintendo 3DS has failed to sell as many units as it had hoped” which means they havent sold as many as they want to, and as everybody should know, Nintendo usually place high expectations on how much hardware and software they want to sell. Just look at how many Wii U systems they expect to sell in their 1st year.

                                                      5. I like hoe after all these reports of the 3ds smashing everyone in Japan and how Nintendo is just dominating, they fail to discuss how Nintendo is doing every where else in the work. They are getting there shit pushed in by Microsoft and Sony in the states. =)

                                                          1. lol Microsoft does best in the U.S because it is an American company…. Nintendo beats out Sony any day of the week though and that is a company based in Japan along with Nintendo! So pats on the back to the big N!!!

                                                          2. ds‚wii‚3ds and the u are the current and future champs what r u talking about the wii doesn’t need to sell a single console and the hd chumps will never come close

                                                        1. This is just a shame. I love my 3DS. I do take it with me lots of places when I’m out and about and sadly the only other units I tag are retail displays. This shows me that locally not a lot of folks in my city are carrying these things around. No wonder Nintendo loves Japan so much, they buy everything and embrace it =)

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                                                        3. The artice makes it sound like this is AWFUL!… well where it is bad, it is NO WHERE near as close to being as bad as the financial loss PlayStation must be facing with the Vita! Lol!

                                                        4. Not that this is an exact reason for poor 3DS sales in the west but I think I would be more compelled to play my 3DS if for instance MK7 was better…imo it was not much of an improvement over MKWii and I started to find the online kind of boring after reaching a few thousand VR. Sadly I haven’t been playing my 3DS a lot lately, but that will change once I get Luigi’s Mansion 2.

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