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3DS-FAIL "Ambassador program"
Posted on: 2011/8/3 7:23

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So Apparently all 3DS owners are getting 20 free downloads during the 3DS downfall starting September 1st as I understand it. Keep your trigger fingers ready(?)

Bummer IMO, Nintendo gave up too soon on this wonderful console.
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#2
Re: 3DS-FAIL "Ambassador program"
Posted on: 2011/8/3 8:27
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I don't think they've given up yet... I think they picked the wrong price point from the start, and to keep current customers happy (those that "overpaid" for the console), they're giving away the free downloads.

I personally think they just need some good games, not a lower price, but maybe they need more system sales before 3rd parties will jump onboard (chicken and egg kinda thing).

DogP
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#3
Re: 3DS-FAIL "Ambassador program"
Posted on: 2011/8/3 8:40

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Iff i whas understanding the program right then this 20 games will never come for sale or download later in the store or on disk.
so only the people that have buy it right away will own them

I had buy mine on release day and already own about 10 games for it and really i like the systeem.

i hope the price drop will be succesfull and allot off people buying it but the really need some new good games for that will happen
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#4
Re: 3DS-FAIL "Ambassador program"
Posted on: 2011/8/3 8:57

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VirtualJockey, they didn't give up on it at all. the console's MSRP was way too high so the execs took a salary hit to lower its cost. in an effort to keep people that already owned the 3DS happy during the price drop they opened up a slew of free content.

there are going to be some killer apps coming to the system, no doubt, and nintendo's going to make sure of it. i know i'll be buying one when kid icarus hits stores! if more 3DS consoles get moved as an effect of the price drop, then third party devs will be even more eager to hop on.
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#5
Re: 3DS-FAIL "Ambassador program"
Posted on: 2011/8/3 10:46
Nintendoid!
Joined 2004/5/28
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Quote:

DogP schrieb:
I don't think they've given up yet... I think they picked the wrong price point from the start, and to keep current customers happy (those that "overpaid" for the console), they're giving away the free downloads.

I personally think they just need some good games, not a lower price, but maybe they need more system sales before 3rd parties will jump onboard (chicken and egg kinda thing).

DogP


Well the price was too high from the begin with. With 249 it was more expensive than an iPod but had less power and abilities.
However, the price was a problem but the bigger problem is the lag of games. I had my system from the first day on with ridge racer. I used it for lets say two weeks and then i put it on my desk to wait for the System Update and eShop. After playing with that a bit i had nothing to do again so i didnt play until Zelda came out. I was not interested in the other Games so far. After finishing Zelda, my 3DS is again not in use because there are no intersting games i want.

I am sure i am not alone with that.
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#6
Re: 3DS-FAIL "Ambassador program"
Posted on: 2011/8/3 12:48

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Quote:

Fire-WSP wrote:
I was not interested in the other Games so far. After finishing Zelda, my 3DS is again not in use because there are no intersting games i want.

I am sure i am not alone with that.


for me the Wii was the same way at launch. i wasn't truly interested until a few months into its lifespan.
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#7
Re: 3DS-FAIL "Ambassador program"
Posted on: 2011/8/3 16:30
Nintendoid!
Joined 2003/7/28
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Whoooaa, VJ, slow down buddy, you're getting a little ahead of yourself. They haven't given up at all. Its just a readjustment in strategy.

Here's a bit of the stuff Iwata has said given the current situation. Its evident that Nintendo is still fully standing behind the platform.

- by the end of the year, the Mii Plaza will be updated with new features
- various titles are in development that will take advantage of your Miis
- this software will see release this year and next
- the original price of the 3DS was a challenge for third parties
- third parties would say "Even if they are interested in this game, they can't buy it," or "We placed a big bet that the 3DS would sell without question, and are a bit disappointed."
- now third parties are saying "We're extremely relieved" and "This will definitely sell."
- Iwata admitted that retailer revenue will go down, but there will be an overall benefit from more systems sold
- One retailer from America was so pleased that he said "It's like Christmas has come early!"
- Nintendo is holding a "Price Protection" program where to refund retailers that bought the 3DS in bulk at its original price
- Most at Nintendo feel that they missed a price opportunity with the Cube, and they don't want to miss that opportunity again with the 3DS
- the success of the Wii and DS have built up money for Nintendo so that they're in a position to take bigger risks, like the 3DS price cut and Wii U in general
- Iwata says the current 3DS software lineup is more targeted to young males, and this has to do with the system not launching during the holiday rush
- 3DS has a low adoption rate among females
- Iwata says usage among females is higher than sales indicate, due to one person buying and a family using
- the trend for young males purchasing the 3DS is even greater overall
- Nintendo is still working on spreading the information on younger players and 3D, as some people are confused about what is safe and what isn't
- this spreading of info will continue on through the year
- 3DS' adoption rate among young users is low due to the system not being available during a holiday season
- the price also made a hurdle for families that had more than one kid
- Iwata believes the current sales situation and demographic will change greatly in 4 months
- there will be a focus on DLC for the 3DS and Wii U

All said, once the good games start flowing in, and the christmas season kicks in, it'll be a much different story. The eShop continues to grow, and this price drop and realignment of stategy shows me that Nintendo knows it has to step it up. Its going to end up benefitting us all.
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#8
Re: 3DS-FAIL "Ambassador program"
Posted on: 2011/8/3 17:59

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Maybe it's me who is naive or something but I feel people are alarmist, expect more of Nintendo than other companies and like to come at them whenever they're in a pinch. Are they holding a grudge from the days where Nintendo ruled with an iron fist(NES era)?

Or, is my fanboyism blinding me? Whatever the case, I still trust Nintendo. It -might- change in the future but for now, not.
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#9
Re: 3DS-FAIL "Ambassador program"
Posted on: 2011/8/3 21:51

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No it's not fanboyism, people are alarmist. When the Gamecube was almost at the end of its cycle, my friend told me he read that Nintendo was so unhappy with the Gamecube they were were going to become a 3rd party publisher and not make systems anymore. The worst part was he agreed with it because he HATED the gamecube. People put that rumor out there, Nintendo never said that. In the wake of the success of the Wii & various DS Systems I can say he was WRONG! If you look on the internet now those same rumors are starting again, with people not being sure about Wii U and DS price drop, all the same rumors start 5 years later.
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#10
Re: 3DS-FAIL "Ambassador program"
Posted on: 2011/8/3 23:58

Joined 2010/7/20
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Oh come on Iwata, I'll eventually get a 3DS (Holiday, probably) despite being female!

I want to "adopt" a 3DS for christmas! don't worry, I'll take care of it and make sure to NEVER abandon it!
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