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[PATV] Checkpoint ep. 12 - 3DSadness

faitsfaits a panda eating cakeseattleRegistered User regular
edited July 2011 in Social Entropy++
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    MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    Is the 3DS really doing that bad?

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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    oh god

    the capcom jokes

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    TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    it would maybe sell better if it had

    like

    a game

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    GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    I bought a 3DS midnight, day one. I sold it less than three months later along with the three games for it I owned.

    I hate to say it but at this point it is simply not worthwhile to own a 3DS. Give it a year or two when there's a bigger library and prices have come down. I was spending more time playing DS back catalog games on it than anything else.

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    faitsfaits a panda eating cake seattleRegistered User regular
    I'm waiting for the inevitable 3DSi lite xl whatever, and I wonder how many people are doing the same thing. Without a compelling reason to buy the system, waiting for an upgraded version with a better screen and battery life just makes sense.

    I bought the gba months before the sp was announced and the ds months before the lite was announced. You fooled me twice, nintendo, but not three times!

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    XehalusXehalus Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Is it possible the Wii U controller buzz is the main reason behind slow 3DS sales?

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    TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    I'm definitely of the opinion that since the only game out there for the system worth playing is a polished port of Zelda64 most flks are happy to keep playing their DSLite for another year hoping for a redesign or price drop.

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    SticksSticks I'd rather be in bed.Registered User regular
    Yea, I don't plan on buying a 3DS any time soon. I'm quite fine with this little gem.
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    Peter EbelPeter Ebel CopenhagenRegistered User regular
    Heh!

    Fuck off and die.
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    Kathleen_LRRKathleen_LRR Registered User regular
    Xehalus wrote:
    Is it possible the Wii U controller buzz is the main reason behind slow 3DS sales?

    I may be going on on a limb here, but wouldn't there have to be buzz behind the Wii U for that to happen?

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    GreenGreen Stick around. I'm full of bad ideas.Registered User regular
    I love my 3DS

    Though having already played Ghost Recon to death and not really caring about Zelda, I'm kind of hurting for new content

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    pariah164pariah164 Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Poor 3DS. I am indeed waiting for a 3DS XL or something. I have a PSP and I got the Super Mario Anniversary Edition DSi XL last Christmas, so I'm really not in the market for another gaming system right now.

    This is subject to change if Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney is confirmed for a US release.

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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    Pretty sure it's been confirmed that it's not getting a us release

    It's not like it's surprising that a $250 dollar handheld isn't selling, especially when it doesn't do anything other than play games

    It'll probably pick up a little during the holiday season

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    MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    Pretty sure it's been confirmed that it's not getting a us release

    I thought it's been out for awhile?

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    GreenGreen Stick around. I'm full of bad ideas.Registered User regular
    MichaelLC wrote:
    Pretty sure it's been confirmed that it's not getting a us release

    I thought it's been out for awhile?

    I think you may have lost track of the conversation at some point

    Nintendo would have to be crazy to not localize it considering the sales for Layton alone

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    MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    Green wrote:
    MichaelLC wrote:
    Pretty sure it's been confirmed that it's not getting a us release

    I thought it's been out for awhile?

    I think you may have lost track of the conversation at some point

    No, I got it, I was just beating the low-sales joke into the ground.

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    LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    Xehalus wrote:
    Is it possible the Wii U controller buzz is the main reason behind slow 3DS sales?

    I may be going on on a limb here, but wouldn't there have to be buzz behind the Wii U for that to happen?

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    pariah164pariah164 Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Not necessarily;PW vs. AA is in Level-5's hands, so it's up to them.

    Granted, Capcom is still saying no for Ace Attorney Investigations 2, but that could change at some point.

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    PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    Sticks wrote:
    Yea, I don't plan on buying a 3DS any time soon. I'm quite fine with this little gem.
    1046_1209326748385_Konami_Top_Gun.jpg
    just out of curiosity, did you ever own that thing? I did.

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    2 Marcus 2 Ravens2 Marcus 2 Ravens CanadaRegistered User regular
    I really want the 3DS to do better. But, I don't really want one.

    Sometimes, I'm a total shit head that way.

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    ProprietyPropriety PAX Pokemon League Leader! Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Aaand the 3DS just got an 80 price cut.

    ...anybody care? No? Oh well. Nice try, Nintendo.

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    GreenGreen Stick around. I'm full of bad ideas.Registered User regular
    Propriety wrote:
    Aaand the 3DS just got an 80 price cut.

    ...anybody care? No? Oh well. Nice try, Nintendo.

    Throwing in 20 free VC games for current owners though

    Still stings, but at least they're making the effort to reward early adopters

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    agilemaniaagilemania Lyon EstatesRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    The price cut from $250 to $170 takes effect on August 12.

    If you have bought or will by a 3DS before the price cut and log into the eShop before August 12 then you will get 20 free Virtual Console games. 10 of them are NES games that you get on September 1, before they are available for purchase. The other 10 are GBA games you'll get before the end of the year. In addition, the GBA VC games are going to be exclusive to this offer and not released anywhere else.

    Linky: http://www.joystiq.com/2011/07/28/current-3ds-owners-eligible-for-free-games/

    Edit: damn you Green!

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    SticksSticks I'd rather be in bed.Registered User regular
    PikaPuff wrote:
    Sticks wrote:
    Yea, I don't plan on buying a 3DS any time soon. I'm quite fine with this little gem.
    1046_1209326748385_Konami_Top_Gun.jpg
    just out of curiosity, did you ever own that thing? I did.

    Yes. Yes I did.

    I had it and one other that escapes my recollection at the moment. Maybe a ninja turtle one?

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    ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    Oh man, thanks for the links about the free games. Glad I checked this thread.

    But yeah I've had a 3DS and have not played it in a while.

    I think its really poor library is the thing hurting it the most right now.

    http://atlanticus.tumblr.com/ PSN: Atlanticus 3DS: 1590-4692-3954 Steam: Artreus
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    GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    Sticks wrote:
    PikaPuff wrote:
    Sticks wrote:
    Yea, I don't plan on buying a 3DS any time soon. I'm quite fine with this little gem.
    1046_1209326748385_Konami_Top_Gun.jpg
    just out of curiosity, did you ever own that thing? I did.

    Yes. Yes I did.

    I had it and one other that escapes my recollection at the moment. Maybe a ninja turtle one?

    I had some little LCD-screen games like that when I was a kid. One was Jurassic Park, one was 'Wayne Gretsky vs. Brett Hull Hockey,' and the third was some generic indy racing thing.

    I spent an inordinate amount of time with them because they were the only vodka games I was allowed to have.

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    FramlingFramling FaceHead Geebs has bad ideas.Registered User regular
    Gaslight wrote:
    Sticks wrote:
    PikaPuff wrote:
    Sticks wrote:
    Yea, I don't plan on buying a 3DS any time soon. I'm quite fine with this little gem.
    1046_1209326748385_Konami_Top_Gun.jpg
    just out of curiosity, did you ever own that thing? I did.

    Yes. Yes I did.

    I had it and one other that escapes my recollection at the moment. Maybe a ninja turtle one?

    I had some little LCD-screen games like that when I was a kid. One was Jurassic Park, one was 'Wayne Gretsky vs. Brett Hull Hockey,' and the third was some generic indy racing thing.

    I spent an inordinate amount of time with them because they were the only vodka games I was allowed to have.

    Autocorrect("vidja") == "vodka"

    I'm guessing.

    you're = you are
    your = belonging to you

    their = belonging to them
    there = not here
    they're = they are
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    GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    Framling wrote:
    Gaslight wrote:
    Sticks wrote:
    PikaPuff wrote:
    Sticks wrote:
    Yea, I don't plan on buying a 3DS any time soon. I'm quite fine with this little gem.
    1046_1209326748385_Konami_Top_Gun.jpg
    just out of curiosity, did you ever own that thing? I did.

    Yes. Yes I did.

    I had it and one other that escapes my recollection at the moment. Maybe a ninja turtle one?

    I had some little LCD-screen games like that when I was a kid. One was Jurassic Park, one was 'Wayne Gretsky vs. Brett Hull Hockey,' and the third was some generic indy racing thing.

    I spent an inordinate amount of time with them because they were the only vodka games I was allowed to have.

    Autocorrect("vidja") == "vodka"

    I'm guessing.

    I love teaching my Droid new words.

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    GreenGreen Stick around. I'm full of bad ideas.Registered User regular
    Vodka games sound awesome

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    pariah164pariah164 Registered User regular
    I play vodka games every weekend; it's not that new.

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    SticksSticks I'd rather be in bed.Registered User regular
    It is for small children.

    Well most small children.

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    DeliciousTacosDeliciousTacos Registered User regular
    TankHammer wrote:
    I'm definitely of the opinion that since the only game out there for the system worth playing is a polished port of Zelda64 most flks are happy to keep playing their DSLite for another year hoping for a redesign or price drop.

    The Ghost Recon launch title is one of my favorite games in years

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    ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    Also the Ocarina of Time remake is perfect for me because I never played it.

    Not much anyway, I got the gamecube one that came with Wind Waker and only made it to death mountain

    http://atlanticus.tumblr.com/ PSN: Atlanticus 3DS: 1590-4692-3954 Steam: Artreus
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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    i've only played the demos that came with Super Smash Bros Brawl

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    ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    I want the 3DS brawl to be good.

    Make it be good.

    Also make starfox be out here already jeez it came out in Japan like a month ago

    http://atlanticus.tumblr.com/ PSN: Atlanticus 3DS: 1590-4692-3954 Steam: Artreus
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    GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    TankHammer wrote:
    I'm definitely of the opinion that since the only game out there for the system worth playing is a polished port of Zelda64 most flks are happy to keep playing their DSLite for another year hoping for a redesign or price drop.

    The Ghost Recon launch title is one of my favorite games in years

    The version of Street Fighter that came out for the 3DS is a near flawless port, it must be said.

    Of course, control issues. And it's also now "obsolete" since the current mainline game is Arcade Edition.

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    King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    Artreus wrote:
    Oh man, thanks for the links about the free games. Glad I checked this thread.

    But yeah I've had a 3DS and have not played it in a while.

    I think its really poor library is the thing hurting it the most right now.

    Nintendo pushing its releases back at the request of third parties is the main reason. Zelda and Star fox should have been launch titles as well.

    But the DS had a longer drought so Im not worried. There's at least five games that'll be system sellers after September and now the damn things cheaper. Im glad I waited this time around

    I have a podcast now. It's about video games and anime!Find it here.
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    HamurabiHamurabi MiamiRegistered User regular
    Are we allowed to offer constructive criticism of the show in this thread?

    Some of the lines seem very forced. They strike me as the kind of thing that works in a lengthy blog post rant, but that doesn't necessarily translate so well to the screen. If nothing else, the delivery could be a little more deliberate (read: slower). It just comes across as a lot of reading-from-the-teleprompter, and while I understand there's really no way to have it look like anything else, making it seem a little more natural couldn't hurt.

    Just my two cents.

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    JavenJaven Registered User regular
    I imagine at some point people just get sick of buying the new DS, too. It's like the guitar hero burnout. How many of the same thing, slightly tweaked that costs 150+ dollars are people going to buy?

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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    to be fair this one isn't the same slight tweak as the lite, i, or iXL were

    that said I doubt the general public really gets that

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