The 3DS kicked off with a bang when it released just a short while ago.
Sales started slowing down at a very rapid pace however, right up to the point where last week the Nintendo 3DS only sold half that of even the old and unpopular Sony PSP. The Nintendo 3DS has, to date, only sold just over 1 million units in Japan so far.
Japanese survey company ‘Goo’ has questioned the locals and found the top 20 reasons that people aren’t buying Nintendo’s new 3D handheld.
Over 1100 people were questioned for the survery, of which apparently 60% were female. Here’s what they had to say:
- Price is high/waiting for a price drop
- Satisfied by DS/DSi
- Worried about eye strain
- Worried about getting sick from the screen
- Few launch titles
- Will buy once a game I want is released
- Satisfied by cell phone and smartphone games
- Satisfied by PSP
- The battery is weak
- It’s heavy and I don’t feel like carrying it with me
- Can’t play Game Boy Advance games
- The colour I want isn’t available
- Can’t play Game Boy games
- I’ll save my money for NGP, thank you very much
- Waiting for a version with a larger screen
- Because you can’t move your DSi Points over
- The buttons layout looks hard to use
- No Famicom/NES in the Virtual Console
- The zoom view for DS games is hard on the eyes
- Waiting until my friend buys it
So that’s what the people had to say. What do you guys think? Have you bought one already? If you haven’t tell us what your reason is for waiting, or deciding to not buy it.
Last Updated: June 1, 2011