Discussion in 'Electronic Games' started by dialga master, Mar 28, 2011.
Who here got the 3DS and do you like it??
I'll be getting it soon. I played it at Best Buy and I liked what I saw.
It gets you dizzy when you have the 3D mode at its max...
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Has anyone tried using foriegn games on it??
When I tries to play my Japanese pokmeon White, it wouldn't let me.
The DSi and 3DS are region locked to play only English games. No European, and no Japanese.
Yep, I got my Japanese 3DS last month. The 3D is pretty fun but does annoy your eyes after a while.
Yet strangly NA (and possibly UK) Pokemon B/W games are not region locked, just the Japanese ones. I have no problems playing my NA B/W and my Japanese DSi and Japanese 3DS. It was definately an interesting choice for them to only region lock the Japanese versions.
I love it, the 3D is awesome, I am now on my firiend's face invaders... The Evl laughing version of my face is just whaaaaaaa!?!?!?!
I don't think I'll be buying it. It only cost them about $100 to make, and they try to justify selling it for $250? Really? Nintendo is such a cheap company who cares more about making money than anything else.
Seriously, DarthPika? Every company ever has always sold its products for a profit.
I tried it for a few minutes, its awesome. But tbh it seems typical nintendo stuff, looks cool and is fun, but has no real use. Kinda gimicky. If they ever make something that can really use this like a 3d pokemon game Ill sooo buy one but not for playing face-invaders xD
This just goes to show how much you know... perhaps you should do your research before you make a post on something you do not know?
PS3's + Xbox both were sold for a loss. Yes, the companies LOST money on every system they sold. Many electronics are sold for either very little profit, not profit at all, or a loss. They companies make up the money on games/software/etc...
lol. Blanket statement was obviously a blanket statement. I know that not everything is sold for a profit. I will, however, admit that I did not know that PS3 and Xbox are sold at a loss. Maybe you should flame less?
But there, you said it yourself. The companies make up for it. Doesn't really matter how you get it, profit is profit. They're getting you somewhere.
EDIT: Why do you think it is more justifiable to mark up games/software/etc. to make a profit than it is to mark up the system itself?
i got one and am really enjoying it... though I wish I knew more people around me who had one because the StreetPass and Find Mii things seem interesting. Guess I'll wait til Regionals and Nats, cause I'm sure that will be a good time to try those things out.
Launch lineup is a little lacking, but Street Fighter is pretty awesome, although I've not been much of a fighting game person. I also got Nintendogs and keep my 3DS on me in walk mode whenever I'm out, hoping I'll pass someone who has one.
3DS will be most excellent in May when Internet Browser, Store, and I think Netflix goes live. Also by then there should be more saturation so the wireless features will be worth fiddling with.
Yes, they make it up. However, Xbox and PS3 are of far higher quality than the Wii. I've been playing only on Nintendo systems my whole life, and I won't argue that Microsoft and Sony have better products. Also, not only do they have higher quality software, for the most part, their games are higher quality as well.
I'm sorry, but Nintendo is cheap as heck when it comes to making their games. Many of the games made for Xbox and PS3 are light years ahead of Nintendo in terms of production value. Seriously, while other game developers are using high end graphics and live orchestras, Nintendo is using barely passable graphics (the system is so weak that some developers won't even make games for it), and synths that sound like they came from 1996. Seriously, in 1996 blocky graphics and cheap synths were passable. It's 2011, Nintendo got left behind a long time ago.
Also, just FYI, Nintendo marks up it's games just like everyone else. They just so happen to mark up their hardware by a huge amount as well.
Look, Nintendo played it smart by targeting non-gamers and gamers alike. What did the 360 do? Kinect? Seriously? And the PS3 copied Nintendo by making Move. And I don't see Microsoft or Sony making a 3D console that doesn't need glasses. I enjoy all of the systems but you really should stop hating on Nintendo by saying it got left behind.
So this went from Nintendo ripping you off by "charging $250 for something that only cost them $100 to make," to the quality of their games? I saw that coming.
I'm not going to argue that Nintendo makes the best video games/systems, because they don't. It just sounds like you have sour grapes about Nintendo's video games, not how much they charge for their stuff.
Brand new PS3, $300. Sold at cost/loss.
Brand new Wii, $200. Sold at a markup.
Did it ever occur to you that PS3 and Xbox HAVE to sell at a loss, otherwise their systems would just be to expensive for the average person to afford at a markup?
No, I have sour grapes that they over charge for their system (and are the ONLY major company to do so), and then also have poor quality games.
Yes, Xbox and PS3 must be sold for a loss, or they would be too expensive. That's because they're actually good hardware, and not the cheap stuff Nintendo uses.
Why on earth does the target audience mean the quality of the hardware/software should be less? I LOVE nintedo games, but I wish they wouldn't be so darn cheap. They did get left behind. Maybe not in terms of gimmicky (yet cool) ideas, but certainly in production values.
I paid $300 for my 3DS here in England. It's a lot of money, but no one forced me to pay it. If you don't agree with their pricing, wait for it to become cheaper or don't buy it, it's as simple as that. Nintendo priced their 3DS so expensively because they know people will pay that much for their consoles, they don't put it at that price for no reason. There's a big demand for 3D in general right now, it's near $15 to watch a 3D film at the cinema. Nintendo are very unique in their approach to video games, Xbox and Sony are both similar and have to reduce their prices to stay in competition with each other. Nintendo are obviously confident because of that factors that the 3DS will sell, otherwise they would have made it cheaper.
And yet, the Wii still outsells both competitors despite the "low tech" approach...hmm, seems to me not everyone cares about the high tech...also while it is true the 360 and PS3 were initially sold at loss, I believe now that both basically either breaks even or maybe even makes a small profit, after all that supposedly great tech is now 5-6 years old, so prices for those components have to have came down by now, especially for something like the PS3. No denying they likely loss more money than they made on console sales, but as the industry basically operates akin to say razors and razor blades, it's not entirely unexpected.
On topic, regarding the 3DS, until I see it and try it (none of the Best Buy I've been to have it demoed), I'm staying away from it for now...that and the $250 price tag is a bit of a turnoff admittedly, even the original DS wasn't that much when it came out.
I am gonna sit this one out on the side lines.
All I have to say is PC Master Race.
I'm going to wait to get. mainly because I don't have enough money but the 3DS costs more than a wii. i find it funny.
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