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    Quote Originally Posted by SummerRose View Post
    I know I have said this many times, but what's your guy's opinion for the 'Only for 3DS' format? Do you personally like it?

    I personally think it wasn't that wise of a move for Game Freak and Company because though many people do have 3DS systems, many fans haven't upgraded yet because they have a fairly high price. Also, I think that completely dumping sprites was not a best decision but any people have said that they like the 3d models to the sprites.
    This is a bit of a fallacy because we have already seen how this pans out in prior generations - pokemon's appearance on the DS spiked that system's sales when it went DS only. Given that 3DS systems can be had for sub 150 and XL's for 175-180 on sale, the chance to upgrade will only become more and more prevalent as we near X/Y's release.

    I don't think this is going to hurt them in any fashion and will likely power the 3DS up and push it forward like it did for the DS.
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    I need to transfer to the XL sometime in the future now.

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    3DS is next gen. I have no problem with it being only for 3DS, it'd be odd if it wasn't. Plus the DS probably can't handle this game.

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    As was said in the announcement, the Pokémon series evolves with the consoles. If Gen 6 were released on the DS, it would be severely hindered by the old tech. The new platform brought the potential for revolutionary changes and additions, which any game franchise needs to prevent it from getting stale.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pokelova View Post
    Yeah, a lot of fans will buy a 3DS specifically for Pokemon X and Y.
    I'm one of them.

    Though I'll have to get a new console, I still think it's a good move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winterdaze View Post
    A Game like this could not have been made for the DS. It would already be a fool's errand to try and keep revolutionizing the gameplay on an obsolete console that has been around for nearly 8 years.
    The DS had been released for more than eight years, actually. It first came out in November 2004 in the Americas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SummerRose View Post
    I know I have said this many times, but what's your guy's opinion for the 'Only for 3DS' format? Do you personally like it?

    I personally think it wasn't that wise of a move for Game Freak and Company because though many people do have 3DS systems, many fans haven't upgraded yet because they have a fairly high price. Also, I think that completely dumping sprites was not a best decision but any people have said that they like the 3d models to the sprites.

    I wholeheartedly disagree with your assessment of GF’s decision. Here are the most current sales figures I could find for the 3DS against the sales figures for the DS at the time of DP’s North American launch (I chose these games over BW because DP were the first mainline Pokemon games for that handheld; Gen V came ridiculously late in the DS’s lifespan and would have been an unfair comparison).

    Nintendo 3DS as of September 30, 2012 (the most recent reporting period to date):


    • Japanese Sales Figures: 7.94 million
    • North American Sales Figures: 7.38 million
    • Global Sales Figures (including other territories): 22.19 million


    Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/library/historical_data/pdf/consolidated_sales_e1209.pdf:

    VGChartz has more updated sales figures; however I can’t confirm their accuracy. Nintendo’s Q3 earnings report is due out at the end of the month so I’ll update this post when I can pull up those numbers (which are obviously very important since they’ll likely include robust sales figures for the 3DS hardware).

    VGChartz Sales Figures (Platform Totals - VGChartz):


    • Japanese Sales Figures: 9.82 million
    • North American Sales Figures: 8.29 million
    • Global Sales Figures (including other territories): 27.03 million


    Nintendo DS as of March 31, 2007 (the last financial reporting period prior to DP’s North American launch):

    • Japanese Sales Figures: 16.02 million
    • North American Sales Figures: 11.74 million
    • Global Sales Figures (including other territories): 40.29 million


    Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2007/070426e.pdf#page=21

    While lower, the 3DS sales figures are climbing up at a pretty decent clip. The overall numbers are pretty impressive given the slow start the system had prior to its price drop. I’m confident that in the 9 months leading to the launch of X&Y we’ll see a 3DS adoption rate comparable to the DS’s at the time of DP’s launch.

    We’ll have to agree to disagree on the sprites issue. I was skeptical at first, but after seeing the trailer I’m very impressed with what GF has done graphically. It’s not amazing by any stretch of the imagination, but given what this franchise has done in the past, it’s a leap forward and I like it.
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    We have to remember something, and that is that pokemon is a really BIG business. If they only release it for 3 DS it will mean more money for them and more boost on the 3DS sales. Most of the fans whom don't own a 3Ds yet will surely buy one (and that includes me).
    I also believe that Nintendo was pressuring a little on GF, but it was still matter of time.

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    Nintendo might think to lower 3DS prices, so that fans who haven't yet upgraded to the 3DS will buy 3DS bundled with Pokémon X or Y.

    wild thought
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratkun View Post
    Nintendo might think to lower 3DS prices, so that fans who haven't yet upgraded to the 3DS will buy 3DS bundled with Pokémon X or Y.

    wild thought
    They already did -_-
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky505 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Pratkun View Post
    Nintendo might think to lower 3DS prices, so that fans who haven't yet upgraded to the 3DS will buy 3DS bundled with Pokémon X or Y.

    wild thought
    They already did -_-
    Not here. It's still pricey here.


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    While I'm very excited with the new pokemon games being on the 3DS, it seems sort of like a waste just to be buying an expensive 3DS for a single Pokemon game because I don't play games that aren't pokemon. (then again, if they release RSE remakes or other pokemon stuff later on the 3DS, it could be more less a waste). I'm going to look for used 3DS, though it might be hard. Even after the price cut, the 3DS is STILL expensive here, and the software itself is bound to be expensive as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Blueberry View Post
    While I'm very excited with the new pokemon games being on the 3DS, it seems sort of like a waste just to be buying an expensive 3DS for a single Pokemon game because I don't play games that aren't pokemon. (then again, if they release RSE remakes or other pokemon stuff later on the 3DS, it could be more less a waste). I'm going to look for used 3DS, though it might be hard. Even after the price cut, the 3DS is STILL expensive, and the software itself is bound to be expensive as well.
    Where are you from? In the US the MSRP for most new DS games is $35 (which every Pokemon game retails for, even years after release) while the MSRP is $40 for new 3DS games. It's only a difference of $5, which isn't much. In fact, HGSS still retail for about $40 here (due to the Pokewalker I guess), so it would be the same price as X&Y.
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    3DS exclusivity doesn't surprise me one bit.
    Now that a Pokemon game is confirmed, there's already been a price cut and a purple 3DS is available, I have no regrets about waiting to buy one.
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    Yeah, it makes owning a 3DS seem worthwhile after all... besides it will definitely peak sales for the 3DS come release date.

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    I actually think this was a really smart move by Nintendo. They took the DS and used it to its full capabilities, essentially extending its life by almost two years. There are a lot of people who are excited by what they saw today and will buy a 3DS simply to experience these games (myself included).

    Pokémon moves devices for Nintendo, and I think it was smart for them to include Generation V on the DS to allow more users to transition to 3DSs before Generation VI. They had to take this leap at some point. Hopefully, Nintendo continues to push the 3DS platform for a few more years to allow this Generation to flesh out a bit more than Gen V did.

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