The latest sales figures for both the Sony PSP and the Nintendo 3DS are in from Japan, and perhaps it is a sign of bad times ahead with Nintendo having taken a significant plunge in hardware sales from last week. Do you think they will be able to survive the onslaught from the upcoming Sony NGP?
According to the latest figures from Media Create via Andria Sang, the Nintendo 3DS sold 50,710 units last week, which only narrowly managed to beat the Sony PSP which achieved 50,479. Considering that this a comparison between the age old 1st gen PSP and a brand new piece of Nintendo hardware, should this be cause for concern for Nintendo?
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Just so you’re aware, the previous week Nintendo shifted 61,394, as reported from Eurogamer, so it’s obvious that gamers are not taking to the Nintendo 3DS as perhaps Nintendo had hoped. On top of that, they’ll also have to face the prospect of Sony’s NGP handheld launching at the end of this year as well, which based on the way things are going now, is likely to topple the Nintendo 3DS in the sales charts without lifting a muscle.
Will Nintendo be able to reverse their fortunes by the time the NGP comes on the market, or is this a clear sign that it’s going to be a ropey period for them towards the end of 2011? What are your thoughts on this – have you bought a Nintendo 3DS? Happy with it, or are you starting to wish you saved your cash for a PSP2?