The 3Ds Will Outsell The NGP, Guaranteed
The 3DS is Nintendo’s upcoming handheld and the NGP is Sony’s upcoming new handheld. The 3DS will outsell the NGP, I guarantee it.
With the reveal of the new PSP, the NGP, many people have feared that it will blow away the 3DS. There is nothing to worry about, I can guarantee that the 3DS will outsell the NGP just as the DS outsold the PSP.
The 3DS Targets a Wider Audience
Just like the Wii, the 3DS targets a much different audience than the NGP. The 3DS targets those who play games to have fun and the NGP targets those who play games because they feel they have to. As you can see from the sale numbers of the Wii, the 3DS’s audience is much larger.
Of course, there is overlaps. This overlap, however, benefits the 3DS much more than it benefits the NGP. Many “hardcore” gamers, the NGP’s audience, will be willing to invest more into video games, which means they may buy both systems. On the reverse, not very many “casual” gamers, the 3DS’s audience, are willing to invest much into video gaming. This means that most will only buy one system and that system will be the 3DS.
The NGP’s New Features Annoy its Target Audience
If you look at the audience of the NGP, “hardcore” gamers, and their complaints with the Wii and DS you can see that very few of them want a touch screen, back pads, or motion control on their handhelds. They said that motion control was annoying on the Wii and the touch screen on the DS isn’t good for video games. Why would they change their opinions when it comes to the NGP?
It’s not just the audience, though. The games the NGP is said to get and the games the target audience likes will only be harmed by the new features. Besides the second analog stick, a touch screen, back pads, and motion control will make playing FPSs and similar games very difficult.
The 3DS Was Announced and Will Be Released Sooner
The 3DS was announced at E3 last year and the NGP was only announced recently. Many people have already set their minds on buying a 3DS. Few people have changed their minds, which means the NGP will have that many less buying it.
The 3DS is also scheduled to be released sooner. This will improve sales for obvious reasons, but if you look at it in relation with the holiday season in December you see how many more sales it will gain. You see, some kids will get the 3DS in March and after. They will let their friends play it and then those friends will also want the 3DS. They will ask their parents for it and possibly get it for Christmas. The NGP has nothing like this going for it.
In conclusion, the 3DS will obviously sell better than the NGP. Besides all of the above reasons, which were related to marketting, the 3DS has a much better, unique game lineup going for it. The NGP just has more of the same, realistic games.
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