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Nintendogs / Nintencats 3D

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#1
Amazon has the same prices as far as I know, and Nintendogs + Cats is one game, not two. Of course if you prefer Gamestation then this is a good deal.
1 Like #2
Seen this in Edinburgh today .. Bought Lego star wars 3D .. looks fun .. Pilotwings and Street fighter are must have's for your 3DS !
#3
Talicus
Amazon has the same prices as far as I know, and Nintendogs + Cats is one game, not two. Of course if you prefer Gamestation then this is a good deal.
sorry never knew that .. its not for me either but probably aimed at the younger gamer lol
#4
HA! My local Gamestation had them for £24.98!!! ;)

Edited By: DealsHunter on Apr 23, 2011 17:58
#5
wow gd deal gonna use my GS gift card for them
#6
DealsHunter
HA! My local Gamestation had them for £24.98!!! ;)


Hoo where is it? Maybe some other stores will pricematch it!
#7
Turns out its £24.98 on my receipt never paid much attention as i was using my £15.00 voucher lol . Loving the star wars game so far its pretty good.
#8
DealsHunter
Talicus
[quote=DealsHunter]HA! My local Gamestation had them for £24.98!!! ;)

Hoo where is it? Maybe some other stores will pricematch it!

Preston lol! ;)


Edited By: DealsHunter on Apr 23, 2011 22:58
#9
"Nintendogs / Nintencats 3D "

Haha! Good deal though :)
#10
LOL. Heat for Nintencats HD.
#11
Wtf I meant 3D not HD. Lol
#12
Do these include the versions with the holographic covers?
#13
saturn118
Do these include the versions with the holographic covers?


Super Street Fighter IV? no that's only in the USA. It's a preorder bonus.
#14
All games should come with 12 months free paracetamol.
#15
Games and console being slashed in price everywhere. Meanwhile iPad 2's still out of stock all over... Is 3d being the success nintendo were hoping for?...
1 Like #16
spenspuma
All games should come with 12 months free paracetamol.


justingalore
Games and console being slashed in price everywhere. Meanwhile iPad 2's still out of stock all over... Is 3d being the success nintendo were hoping for?...


http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/erohli/DoubleFacepalm.jpg

Hundreds of thousands of people are enjoying their system and games, keep petty little patronising/fanboy/ignorant comments to yourselves. And do yourselves a favour and stop reading and believing what The Sun has to say about anything.

Edited By: mus_ne on Apr 24, 2011 09:48
#17
Fanboy?.. I bought nintendo 3ds on day of launch. My opinion is informed!.. Hmv seemed to have bet the house on it, and already slashing prices.

Edited By: justingalore on Apr 24, 2011 10:01
#18
I was always amazed when the wii sold as well as it did. The console was little better than gamecube with a new controller and yet sold like hotcakes and yet the attachment rate of software was low and people didn't use them that much. Basically Nintendo through clever marketing managed to sell the wii despite its limitations. I'd like to think people have more sense now not to buy a 266mhz console for close to £200 to play limited games inferior to games that were out 10 years ago but with a 3D effect bolted on but I still reckon this will be a success. Its so well packaged and presented despite its limitations.

The real shame of it is Sony has offered a truly incredible portable gaming device since late 2004. They really pushed the envelope and at the very least its in the same ballpark performance area as the 3DS and may even surpass it in cpu power. At the current time offering games far superior to 3DS for a fraction of the price but it will be ignored.
#19
mus_ne
spenspuma
All games should come with 12 months free paracetamol.


justingalore
Games and console being slashed in price everywhere. Meanwhile iPad 2's still out of stock all over... Is 3d being the success nintendo were hoping for?...


http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/erohli/DoubleFacepalm.jpg

Hundreds of thousands of people are enjoying their system and games, keep petty little patronising/fanboy/ignorant comments to yourselves. And do yourselves a favour and stop reading and believing what The Sun has to say about anything.


I think you'll find there are 3DS owners that are more than satisfied and others who have returned them fairly quickly or been disappointed which is always the case with new consoles and gadgets. None of which has anything to do with the Sun either. Personally I think the 3DS is a joke at current pricing offering very limited gaming experiences with 3D bolted on but then 3D isn't as important to me as others I guess. Thats my opinion which differs from yours. Strangely though I didn't need to insult you even though you dared to have an opinion different to my own.
#20
I believe the Sun comment was directed at the other poster's "paracetamol" jibe. The amount of posters who believe that this console has caused widespread migraine, vomiting and eye-strain because of a hatchet job from a tabloid rag is alarming to say the least.

bonzobanana
I was always amazed when the wii sold as well as it did. The console was little better than gamecube with a new controller and yet sold like hotcakes and yet the attachment rate of software was low and people didn't use them that much. Basically Nintendo through clever marketing managed to sell the wii despite its limitations. I'd like to think people have more sense now not to buy a 266mhz console for close to £200 to play limited games inferior to games that were out 10 years ago but with a 3D effect bolted on but I still reckon this will be a success. Its so well packaged and presented despite its limitations.

The real shame of it is Sony has offered a truly incredible portable gaming device since late 2004. They really pushed the envelope and at the very least its in the same ballpark performance area as the 3DS and may even surpass it in cpu power. At the current time offering games far superior to 3DS for a fraction of the price but it will be ignored.


What console's games are you referring to that were out 10 years ago and were superior to the 3DS'? AFAIK there were no handheld consoles in 2001 capable of fully 3D environments utilising analogue control, but i'm more than willing to be corrected.

Once again the arguments about pricepoint in relation to the technology offered are somewhat misplaced, Nintendo's business model is not based around sheer grunt but the fact that their first party titles will only be on their own consoles. PSP failed because it had so few games for such a large period of its lifespan, proving that having a console so far ahead of the competition in terms of sheer power is not a surefire route to success. It is telling that it required one massive selling game to save it in its native market from an early death.

As for the PSP offering a better gaming experience, assuming we're ignoring the 3D once again, then a machine that has built up a catalogue of titles will almost always be preferable to the heavy user, but i'd wager that a large amount of those avid gamers who've bought the 3DS early have already got, or had, a PSP, hence it isn't necessarily an either/or scenario and the PSP has never appealed to the casual market with a title comparable in quality to Nintendogs.
#21
The attach rate of the Wii wasn't low at all. The most recent one I could find (march this year) showed an attach ratio of 8.8 for Xbox 360, 7.8 for PS3 and 7.2 for Wii.

As a comparison, the PS2 = 11.31, Xbox = 10.87, and GameCube = 9.34.

Of course you could argue that the Wii's is slightly lower, but don't forget that the production costs for PS3/360 games are 3-8 times higher on average than Wii games. That means that Wii games are ultimately a LOT more profitable. Also, the Wii has sold a lot more consoles than ps3/360 so even though the attach ratio is slightly lower, the amount of games sold is way higher.


_ _ _

The report estimated average development costs for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 games at $15-$30 million per title. With games that cost that much, game companies need to sell between 500,000 and 1 million units to break even, excluding overhead. Marketing costs can amount to as much or more than the cost of actual game development, the report said.

That's compared to Xbox, PS2 and GameCube games that cost around $3-$5 million to make on average, Ibis said, while Wii games cost $5-$7 million.

Total video game sales were $77 billion in 2009, Ibis said, which compares favorably with $85 billion in global film revenue last year. Online, mobile and new consoles will drive growth in the years to come, the report said.

Rising Independent Risks

Rising costs mean that publishers are wanting to mitigate risks as much as possible, and publishers are now looking more carefully at the third-party, independently-developed games that they choose to fund.

With fewer advances distributed to independent developers, there's greater competition for funding and greater risk of not landing the next publishing deal, Ibis' report said: "Hit driven, high risk market has lead to many independents struggling to adapt and survive."

Wii "Domination" And The End Of Consoles?

The report said that the Wii "dominates" the current console generation in terms of revenue share. Ibis said the Wii captures 47 percent of global platform revenue, followed by Xbox 360 with 35 percent and PlayStation 3 with 18 percent. 2009 console revenues were over $30 billion.





Edited By: Talicus on Apr 24, 2011 13:27: added quote
#22
Or Nintencats.
#23
Talicus
The attach rate of the Wii wasn't low at all. The most recent one I could find (march this year) showed an attach ratio of 8.8 for Xbox 360, 7.8 for PS3 and 7.2 for Wii.

As a comparison, the PS2 = 11.31, Xbox = 10.87, and GameCube = 9.34.

Of course you could argue that the Wii's is slightly lower, but don't forget that the production costs for PS3/360 games are 3-8 times higher on average than Wii games. That means that Wii games are ultimately a LOT more profitable. Also, the Wii has sold a lot more consoles than ps3/360 so even though the attach ratio is slightly lower, the amount of games sold is way higher.


_ _ _

The report estimated average development costs for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 games at $15-$30 million per title. With games that cost that much, game companies need to sell between 500,000 and 1 million units to break even, excluding overhead. Marketing costs can amount to as much or more than the cost of actual game development, the report said.

That's compared to Xbox, PS2 and GameCube games that cost around $3-$5 million to make on average, Ibis said, while Wii games cost $5-$7 million.

Total video game sales were $77 billion in 2009, Ibis said, which compares favorably with $85 billion in global film revenue last year. Online, mobile and new consoles will drive growth in the years to come, the report said.

Rising Independent Risks

Rising costs mean that publishers are wanting to mitigate risks as much as possible, and publishers are now looking more carefully at the third-party, independently-developed games that they choose to fund.

With fewer advances distributed to independent developers, there's greater competition for funding and greater risk of not landing the next publishing deal, Ibis' report said: "Hit driven, high risk market has lead to many independents struggling to adapt and survive."

Wii "Domination" And The End Of Consoles?

The report said that the Wii "dominates" the current console generation in terms of revenue share. Ibis said the Wii captures 47 percent of global platform revenue, followed by Xbox 360 with 35 percent and PlayStation 3 with 18 percent. 2009 console revenues were over $30 billion.






I suppose this all depends on what you call a low figure. As a generalisation people buy a console and then buy quite a few titles in a short period of time, then over time their interest fades and the gap between purchases increases. I'm surprised how good the Gamecube attach rate is. Loved the gamecube. Also surprised at the PS3 attach rate at one point it was increasing I thought.
#24
Kanedaaaaaa
I believe the Sun comment was directed at the other poster's "paracetamol" jibe. The amount of posters who believe that this console has caused widespread migraine, vomiting and eye-strain because of a hatchet job from a tabloid rag is alarming to say the least.

bonzobanana
I was always amazed when the wii sold as well as it did. The console was little better than gamecube with a new controller and yet sold like hotcakes and yet the attachment rate of software was low and people didn't use them that much. Basically Nintendo through clever marketing managed to sell the wii despite its limitations. I'd like to think people have more sense now not to buy a 266mhz console for close to £200 to play limited games inferior to games that were out 10 years ago but with a 3D effect bolted on but I still reckon this will be a success. Its so well packaged and presented despite its limitations.

The real shame of it is Sony has offered a truly incredible portable gaming device since late 2004. They really pushed the envelope and at the very least its in the same ballpark performance area as the 3DS and may even surpass it in cpu power. At the current time offering games far superior to 3DS for a fraction of the price but it will be ignored.


What console's games are you referring to that were out 10 years ago and were superior to the 3DS'? AFAIK there were no handheld consoles in 2001 capable of fully 3D environments utilising analogue control, but i'm more than willing to be corrected.

Once again the arguments about pricepoint in relation to the technology offered are somewhat misplaced, Nintendo's business model is not based around sheer grunt but the fact that their first party titles will only be on their own consoles. PSP failed because it had so few games for such a large period of its lifespan, proving that having a console so far ahead of the competition in terms of sheer power is not a surefire route to success. It is telling that it required one massive selling game to save it in its native market from an early death.

As for the PSP offering a better gaming experience, assuming we're ignoring the 3D once again, then a machine that has built up a catalogue of titles will almost always be preferable to the heavy user, but i'd wager that a large amount of those avid gamers who've bought the 3DS early have already got, or had, a PSP, hence it isn't necessarily an either/or scenario and the PSP has never appealed to the casual market with a title comparable in quality to Nintendogs.


I was comparing home consoles to the 3DS making the point that what the 3DS is achieving in gaming is inferior to home based consoles of some time ago.

The PSP hasn't failed, its close to 70 million sold which is far ahead of xbox 360 and PS3. Its also the number one console in japan and is still outselling the 3DS. Its really the only successful console to compete with Nintendo for a portable. The PSP Go was a dismall failure though and its taken many years to build up the PSP userbase but considering the high price of the PSP for most of its life its done very well.

I must admit I don't consider the 3D of the 3DS that important. In many ways I wish Nintendo had never come up with the idea but instead concentrated more on a decent underlying specification. Something that goes beyond that of the PSP.
#25
bonzobanana
Kanedaaaaaa
I believe the Sun comment was directed at the other poster's "paracetamol" jibe. The amount of posters who believe that this console has caused widespread migraine, vomiting and eye-strain because of a hatchet job from a tabloid rag is alarming to say the least.

bonzobanana
I was always amazed when the wii sold as well as it did. The console was little better than gamecube with a new controller and yet sold like hotcakes and yet the attachment rate of software was low and people didn't use them that much. Basically Nintendo through clever marketing managed to sell the wii despite its limitations. I'd like to think people have more sense now not to buy a 266mhz console for close to £200 to play limited games inferior to games that were out 10 years ago but with a 3D effect bolted on but I still reckon this will be a success. Its so well packaged and presented despite its limitations.

The real shame of it is Sony has offered a truly incredible portable gaming device since late 2004. They really pushed the envelope and at the very least its in the same ballpark performance area as the 3DS and may even surpass it in cpu power. At the current time offering games far superior to 3DS for a fraction of the price but it will be ignored.


What console's games are you referring to that were out 10 years ago and were superior to the 3DS'? AFAIK there were no handheld consoles in 2001 capable of fully 3D environments utilising analogue control, but i'm more than willing to be corrected.

Once again the arguments about pricepoint in relation to the technology offered are somewhat misplaced, Nintendo's business model is not based around sheer grunt but the fact that their first party titles will only be on their own consoles. PSP failed because it had so few games for such a large period of its lifespan, proving that having a console so far ahead of the competition in terms of sheer power is not a surefire route to success. It is telling that it required one massive selling game to save it in its native market from an early death.

As for the PSP offering a better gaming experience, assuming we're ignoring the 3D once again, then a machine that has built up a catalogue of titles will almost always be preferable to the heavy user, but i'd wager that a large amount of those avid gamers who've bought the 3DS early have already got, or had, a PSP, hence it isn't necessarily an either/or scenario and the PSP has never appealed to the casual market with a title comparable in quality to Nintendogs.


I was comparing home consoles to the 3DS making the point that what the 3DS is achieving in gaming is inferior to home based consoles of some time ago.

The PSP hasn't failed, its close to 70 million sold which is far ahead of xbox 360 and PS3. Its also the number one console in japan and is still outselling the 3DS. Its really the only successful console to compete with Nintendo for a portable. The PSP Go was a dismall failure though and its taken many years to build up the PSP userbase but considering the high price of the PSP for most of its life its done very well.

I must admit I don't consider the 3D of the 3DS that important. In many ways I wish Nintendo had never come up with the idea but instead concentrated more on a decent underlying specification. Something that goes beyond that of the PSP.


Apologies, when i said failed i should have clarified, i meant in terms of overhauling Nintendo's overall grip on the handheld market. If it weren't for Monster Hunter its future would have been somewhat gloomier.

I'm afraid i find the comparison of home consoles to a handheld to be wholly inappropriate. You seem to be focusing on power rather than innovation, if you don't consider the 3D on the 3DS that important, that could go a long way to explaining why you're not a fan. ;)

3D is its main selling point, just like touch screen and dual screens was the DS'. The DS was underpowered, considered a gimmick and overpriced - sound familiar? As i've said before, comparing anything Nintendo do to other consoles based solely on pure power is pointless as they haven't focussed on such stats for a long time, and given the profitability and clamour for other console manufacturers to follow with their own motion input, it seems with good reason.

It all depends on what criteria you judge a console on, if it's power then the PSP is still an impressive bit of kit, but in terms of what it offers as a gaming console it is still arguably beaten by an underpowered handheld like the DS.
#26
bonzobanana
I was always amazed when the wii sold as well as it did. The console was little better than gamecube with a new controller and yet sold like hotcakes and yet the attachment rate of software was low and people didn't use them that much. Basically Nintendo through clever marketing managed to sell the wii despite its limitations. I'd like to think people have more sense now not to buy a 266mhz console for close to £200 to play limited games inferior to games that were out 10 years ago but with a 3D effect bolted on but I still reckon this will be a success. Its so well packaged and presented despite its limitations.

The real shame of it is Sony has offered a truly incredible portable gaming device since late 2004. They really pushed the envelope and at the very least its in the same ballpark performance area as the 3DS and may even surpass it in cpu power. At the current time offering games far superior to 3DS for a fraction of the price but it will be ignored.


Now this is the comment of a true fanboy who believes graphics and horsepower are the be all and end all... Shame he chooses to conveniently forget that it's Sony and Microsoft who constantly rip off Nintendo and have never had anything more to offer the gaming industry than the same console, only with better graphics, time, after time, after time, after time...

Sony and Microsoft find a limited market for baboons who are fascinated with shiny things. The same sort of people who merit awful films simply because they have ammmazzzing CGI effects and don't give the acting or storyline a second thought.

Nintendo take the risks, they are the innovators, and I love them for that because as far as the gaming world goes, they have achieved a greatness that Sony and MS can only dream of... dream of and then copy.

So please spare us all this talk of Mhz and polygons; any real gamer recognises Nintendo as the Gods of the gaming world they are, and if you can't, then you obviously don't realise that no one other than other narrow minded fanboys takes anything you have to say on the subject with any degree of sincerity.

Flippin heck!!

Edited By: MadeInBeats on Apr 24, 2011 22:08
#27
Pls everyone, just ignore Bonzo - he's a PSP fanboy. When he's not on here, he trolls the 3DS-related threads at Eurogamer. It's really tiresome.
#28
DaveTheHutt
Pls everyone, just ignore Bonzo - he's a PSP fanboy. When he's not on here, he trolls the 3DS-related threads at Eurogamer. It's really tiresome.


I wasn't aware the same conversations had taken place in other forums, having a quick glance i think i'll end my participation in this discussion now as there appears little reason to continue.
#29
justingalore
Games and console being slashed in price everywhere.

I think this is because retailers were expecting sell-outs, but Nintendo wanted to keep demand below supply so they wouldn't be in a wii situation where everyone who wants one is told they're sold out.
That, and retailers are trying to find the right price, since there's no RRP.
#30
I'm actually looking to buy a 3DS believe it or not but I'm geniunely disappointed with either the spec or the pricing. I do like the PSP but if you've read all my threads you will see I openly admit to using my DS more.

It also gets pretty tiresome when nintendo fanboys come in accusing me of being anti-nintendo. I personally think all my critiscisms of the 3DS are fair.

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