Nintendo has been leading the portable gaming market for years since it launched the dual screen packing Nintendo DS. Nintendo has passed along some new numbers for the DS that come by way to stats tracking firm NPD and they show the DS is still selling very well. The Nintendo DS has now sold 50 million units since it was launched.
If you are looking forward to getting your hands on the Nintendo 3DS Expansion Slide Pad, the price and ship date have surfaced. This is the expansion that is specifically made for playing Monster Hunter Tri-G. The accessory is a bizarre looking attachment that makes the 3DS fatter and a bit longer with an extra D-pad.
Gamers in Japan get all the Nintendo bundles and leave the gamers in the US wanting more often than not. Japanese 3DS gamers have a couple new bundles that are on their way. One of the bundles has an ice white 3DS console that has red Monster Hunter graphics on it. That bundle also includes the Monster Hunter 3G game. The bundle is called the Monster Hunter 3G Special Pack.
Nintendo did one of the best things it could to spur the sale of the new 3DS game console not long ago by reducing the price of the 3DS significantly. Nintendo is also set to offer some appealing new games and a cool new feature for the console as well. More games is the next big thing that the console needs with the lineup right now sparse and boring. The cool new feature coming to the consoles is 3D video recording.
One of the titles I remember playing on the Nintendo long ago was Star Fox 64. That was one of the coolest games and the game is now available fro the gamers with the Nintendo 3DS game system. The game is called Star Fox 64 3DS and it will be in stores tomorrow, September 9. Along with the game is also coming a new color for the Nintendo 3DS with a Flame Red option. That sounds much better than the teal and other color we have now.
For those of you already in possession of the now price-slashed Nintendo hand-held 3D gaming unit, you should know that even though Nintendo has apologized for the cost reduction to early adopters who'd payed more in the first place, Nintendo may indeed be taking a loss on every unit BUT they're not giving up yet! As evidenced by the flame red 3DS and the oncoming release of flagship game Star Fox 64 3D as well as what's been announced today: a trade event in September centered around the Nintendo 3DS gaming unit.
The PS Vita isn't even here yet and already some game developers are calling for a failed product and a launch that one is describing as "a car wreck." How you can call a launch a failure before the product even ships is beyond me. The PS Vita is expected to hit Japan later this year and land in the US early next year. Lyle Hall and Matthew Seymour from Heavy Iron Studios are already predicting failure of the PS Vita.
Whenever there's a price cut of such a magnitude for a device of such importance as the Nintendo 3DS, one would expect there to be a new device coming out OR for the company selling the device in question to be in some sort of big trouble. What we're looking at here instead is a price cut before a brand new color combination is released for the casing on this device. This leads us to believe that either Nintendo had always planned to lower the price to this point immediately before the Flame Red color release OR both the color combination and the price point are now in place to make a renewed move for higher sales in the face of a sinking traditional games market.
The Nintendo 3DS has been in the news recently with the announcement from Nintendo that it was slashing the price of the console. The console dropped to $170 from the original price. Those that paid full price for the console will get free content to make up for the extra money spent. Nintendo has made another interesting announcement about the 3DS and the Wii U consoles.
Yesterday many things were revealed about Nintendo, facts about their abysmal earnings this past quarter, the fact that they had "few hit titles," and of course, most importantly, that the price of the Nintendo 3DS had been slashed to $170 from its original $250. Upon further analysis of the earnings call just hours ago, Nintendo's CEO Saturo Iwata appears to have revealed that the gaming company may be taking a loss on every 3DS unit sold with the cut. While some reports have Iwata saying that Nintendo's price cut for the 3DS was necessary and would improve the company's balance sheets this year and next, others have reported that he, in one set of words or another, said that Nintendo is now taking a loss on ever 3DS unit sold.