Top 10 Reasons You Didn’t Buy The 3DS


Nintendo’s much trumpeted 3DS increasingly has a Virtual Boy air about it, with buzz and sales having subsided rather too quickly for comfort – Japanese asked why it is they haven’t bothered buying it explain why in this survey.

The ranking (multiple choice format):

1. It’s too expensive/You’re waiting for the price to drop (100%)

2. You’re happy with the DS/DSi (60.6%)

3. You’re worried about the burden on your eyes (41.2%)

4. The screen looks as if it may cause sickness (39.4%)

5. There was hardly any launch soft (24.6%)

6. You’ll buy it when the games you want come out (18.5%)

7. You’re happy with your phone or smartphone (11.1%)

8. You’re happy with your PSP (10.8%)

9. The battery looks too weak (8%)

10. It’s heavy and you don’t want the hassle of lugging it around (7.1%)

Although concerns about price and satisfaction with existing consoles are the main issues and look likely to subside with time, that two of the top 4 concerns are related to the effects of its screen can hardly be promising.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    18:00 05/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Because I'm already happy with my PSP and PS2!!

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    Comment by Diemeow23
    18:05 05/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Hate or Love it waiting for same or better tech applied on PSP

    What can I say I'm loyal to me brands -_-

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:28 05/06/2011 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    lol that's retarded. You sony fangirls crack me up.

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    Comment by Diemeow23
    19:33 05/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)


    1 - It's the topic of the article so I posted my reason

    2 - It's so-so, I've heard worse

    3 - Fangirl? That's just your desperation to have one

    4 - Does any attention satisfy you be it negative or positive so much less in the Internet of all places?

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:03 05/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    just wait until there's an exclusive pokemon game
    11m sales at least, though over a decent period of time

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:52 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    They'll come out with a customized 3DS without the 3D effect that'll address their customer's concern about eyesight problems. They'll call it the 3DSi or something.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:36 07/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    No.1 is a BIG FAIL cause it means both, those who are planning to buy and those who will NOT buy no matter what!

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    Comment by zeeohsix
    18:13 19/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    you can turn off the 3d in the 3ds. you can adjust how much 3d you want

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    18:09 05/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    This economy is a dick. That's the true #1 reason.

    Videogames or just getting food to survive? TOUGH CHOICE!

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    18:37 05/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    You mean I can't survive on video games?!
    Back to 1/64th of instant noodles....

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    Comment by Hayate
    20:46 05/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    last time u said its 1/67...

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    Comment by Yourtime
    21:01 05/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    well he found a cheaper brand

    Comment by Wisteria Berlitz
    03:41 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Love Yoshii-kun~

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    Comment by Kubo Toshimitsu
    21:46 05/06/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    LOL. Since when has Yoshii Akihisa became good in math? ^_^
    I wish to see the second season soon.. It's really my favorite anime.

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    Comment by Megidola
    20:37 05/06/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Then you could eat the scavengers that gather round your emaciated body.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:17 05/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    I hear ya bro

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:06 05/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    On the bright side, you got a lifetime supply of CalorieMate! All thanks to ur sister!

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    Comment by Naoli
    22:43 05/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I lol'd

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:18 05/06/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    erm if u have to eat 1/64th of instant noodles, it probably means you can't survive on video games.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:47 05/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Pull a china and make oil from sewage, slaughter stray cats and dogs and similar. Then you can eat "properly" and almost for free.

    Comment by Anonymous

    They do realize, that you can turn off 3D Stereoscopy? o.o

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:39 05/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    So, you think people should buy a handheld that costs more than a console solely because of the 3D and then turn off the 3D?

    Actually I didn't buy it because I just couldn't see any 3D effect. And yes, I did try adjusting the 3D slider, but I still couldn't see anything. I don't have any problems with the 3D monitor on my PC though, especially when watching the 3D version of the Shukufuku no Campanella extras.

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    Comment by alex251
    20:35 05/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    then why buy it Sherlock ?

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    Comment by Holly
    22:39 05/06/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    ur so simple minded. good graphic = only reason to buy? I personally see absolutely no point in high resulution on a xx*xx cm screen.

    Comment by Anonymous

    even with 3d, there is no reason for buying it. New console with graphic worse than 666years old PSP, nga please.

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    Comment by Sukunai

    "This economy is a dick. That's the true #1 reason.

    Videogames or just getting food to survive? TOUGH CHOICE!"

    Economy comments are getting VERY old.
    For one thing, most of this site likely doesn't even support themselves.
    And even if they did, well living in the niche bracket of what is commonly referred to as 'the poor' I know precisely how rough it is.

    Yeah I don't own a car and I am not a home owner. Bummer. Just means I walk and well I pay rent instead.
    Spend wisely and you do just fine.

    Then again, I'm Canadian, we don't have a government with retarded spending protocols, and a banking industry with no brains. The much referred to economic woes don't exist here like they do elsewhere.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:47 05/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Too bad,it exists for us.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:40 05/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)


    The World Is So Unfair

    I'd add .jpg but that was no joke

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:08 05/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    #11 I'm one of the 10% of people who can't see 3D making the whole gimmick pointless

    Comment by Anonymous

    And that's why theres the slider to adjust the 3D level to the point people can see it / deal with it. Personally I can handle the 3D without a hitch but my roomie can't use the 3D except with the slider barely up or he feels ills.

    My reason for holding off was #6, waiting for DoA:D to come out (Which is a very good anthology of the series) and if that hadn't come out in May I'd probably have waited for Phoenix vs Layton. To be blunt, yes the launch lineup was pathetic.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I can't see 3D as well. No, I'm not blind in an eye, it's just that I have weaker vision in one eye, making stereoscopic 3d impossible to see.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:10 06/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    so basically, ur a cow. im jealous of ur 2d life, cus thers some stuff i'd like to do in the 2d realm ifyaknowhatimean.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:06 05/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    12. That would make Sony think twice before releasing they're new NGP PSP to give unreasonable price and also as Anon 18:08 say pointless gimmick and strict access!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:59 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good four you. 2d is better.

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    Comment by Elc
    22:46 05/06/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    wait... 10% of the population is missing an eyeball/blind? thats the first Ive heard of such a thing...

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    Comment by aarond12
    22:53 05/06/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    This is a real phenomena: Even Johnny Depp whose latest movie (Pirates of the Caribbean 4) is in 3D cannot perceive the movie in 3D.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I find this point rather interesting, if 10% of people can't see the 3D effect, then it goes up to 20% who think they can't see it, and with all the social interaction, 30/40% of people who have a bad opinion of the 3Ds because of this. Add the usual 10% of people who'd dislike it anyway, and it makes up to 50% of people who are reluctant to buy the 3DS.
    (I know my reasoning is quite far-fetched).

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:54 05/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    More like way to pull random percentages out of your ass.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:58 05/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    A population study revealed a surprisingly high incidence of good stereoacuity: [3]. Out of 188 biology students, 97.3% could perform at 2.3 minutes of arc or better.

    Yeah, your math might be a LITTLE bit off... :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:46 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Such cases ;_;

    17:51 05/06/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    11. When i'm able to play downloadable games.

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    Comment by Kitsunemimi6
    11:20 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    That & the reasons below, combined;

    1. It’s too expensive/You’re waiting for the price to drop (100%)
    2. You’re happy with the DS/DSi (60.6%)
    5. There was hardly any launch soft (24.6%)
    6. You’ll buy it when the games you want come out (18.5%)

    This is just a bad time for there to be an expensive Handheld from Nintendo of all companies...

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:25 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    To hell with the fucking games! Try just playing it in full steroscope and guess how long it'll be before your head implodes from the stress~~~

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:27 05/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    nah what game to play?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:06 05/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    3ds in nothing but a hype at launch, now it shall finaly rest in peace

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    Comment by Yourtime
    02:26 06/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I'm still waiting for 3D hentai games, where I have the optical feeling, I have some boobs on my legs (no,not my balls)

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:55 05/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    No games at launch doesn't exactly make 3DS a hype machine. We all know that it will be awesome when all the good games roll out - that's when everyone will buy it.

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    Comment by Gitami
    03:45 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Investors won't like the wait but they'll bear with it. The question is when are the good games going to come out?

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    Comment by Ken
    19:56 05/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I don't think common people (not gamers) would fall again because of a gimmick. They have fallen for the touch screen in the DS already (and for the motion controller in the Wii). Maybe they realised games are not for them, despite how cute the handheld gimmick could look.

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    Comment by alex251
    20:37 05/06/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    mainstream idiots are going only for the gimmicks

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    Comment by AzureXuchilbara
    01:21 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    "6. You’ll buy it when the games you want come out (18.5%)"

    No point in getting it now...

    "Resident Evil Revelations" has not hit our shores yet...

    Also, I am looking forward to "Megaman Legends 3" to be released in a year or so...

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:33 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    i liked my virtual boy...i only had mario tennis for it but it was fun at the time :(

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    Comment by Lonesnipa
    22:06 05/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm personally waiting for it to not become the next virtual boy.

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    Comment by Bob
    03:18 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Eh im one of those people who will buy iy after the game i want comes out

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